Las Vegas Wants to Bet on Hillary.

    What does Hillary Clinton and my friend  Jimmy Vaccaro have in common? Las Vegas! If you ever hung out in Las Vegas, you’re aware that the guys running the gambling operation know their business. I knew a lot of Vegas people. Not because I gambled at the tables, I do my gambling as […]

I’ve Been Everywhere: The End of the Blog Tour

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has followed me around the blogosphere and internet for the last two weeks as I embarked upon my first ever blog tour.  I can honestly say it was quiet the experience, and involved a lot less risk taking then the rock ‘n’ roll tour […]

Congratulations, 2015 Pittsburgh Rock N’ Legends Winners!

Congratulations to all the winners of the Pittsburgh Rock N’ Legends Awards! I’m so thrilled that my dear old friend Porky Chedwick (RIP) won in the non-performer category. Porky spun the soundtrack of our lives for over 50 years and opened our minds to new styles and performers that were off-limits on mainstream radio stations […]

The March 12, 1973 Showdown at the Mosque: Bette Midler Emerged Victorious

“You’re going to pay for this, Mr. DiCesare! You think you pulled something over on me! We’ll see about that, young man!” That was the threat I received 42 years ago today from Miss Steele, the rigid, no-nonsense manager of Pittsburgh’s Syria Mosque performing venue. She was reacting to the behavior of Bette Midler and her […]

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

If you’ve been following along for the past few weeks, I’ve undertaken a huge adventure and embarked on a blog tour around the internet to visit the readers of other writers, authors, and music lovers.  In addition to the tour, I’ve been inviting guests to write essays on music that I’ve been showcasing here. Today, I […]

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