Hello from Rochester NY:
MUSICAL NOTES AND SPORTS ITEMS..
▲ It's March and that means that the TV remote is going to be working overtime. Baseball spring
training has begun, the NBA and NHL is gearing up toward the playoffs and college basketball is
headed for "March Madness." Throw in indoor lacrosse, golf, a few boxing events and the wives
around the country will have to wait another month before their husbands answer them or resume
their chores around the house.
▲ I watched the annual Grammy Award Show last month and my personal highlights were Lady Gaga,
Dolly Parton and the tribute to Aretha Franklin. The Motown tribute would have been much better with
someone besides Jennifer Lopez headlining it. A lot of forgettable "music" but a great win for
Rochester native Steve Gadd who won the Best Contemporary Instrumental Album award. It's a long overdue award for Steve who has played with just about every major music icon in the business.
▲ I had to chuckle during the half-time ceremonies at this year's Super Bowl game with the over-the-
top production of Maroon 5, Travis Scott, Big Boi and a cast of hundreds of dancers, singers, etc. It
seems like only yesterday that the Super Bowl entertainment consisted of the local college band and
maybe a couple of baton twirlers thrown in. Now it's a multi-million dollar production that lasts longer
than the first quarter of the game.
Quote of the Month: “When I die, I want to die like my grandfather who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car."—Woody Allen
Bye for now…
Every Friday & Saturday – Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo
Charley Brown’s Restaurant – 1675 Penfield Rd. 7:30-10pm
This page was last updated on 3/3/19.
"Fred Costello - Anthology" CD $15.00 (includes shipping)
"Blues Backstage" CD $15.00 (includes shipping)
"A Lifetime Of Nightclubs & Ballparks" Book $ 20.00 (includes shipping)
TO ORDER FRED’S CD or BOOK BY MAIL:
P.O. Box 25176
Rochester, NY 14625
“Blues Backstage” CD:
“A Lifetime Of Nightclubs &
$ 20.00 (includes shipping)
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