Hail, hail, Mr. Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry died last week, and I of course bowed my head to a major man of my musical past. Before my time, certainly, this guy who rightfully took his place as one of the first inductees when they openedthe Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, for helping shape that form as well as R&B…

It’s time for the new Great New York State Fair

Things will be different when the New York State Fair opens the gates today. Starting with the gates. From the close last Labor Day, the sprawling fairgrounds in Geddes received a facelift to the tune of $50 million, the folks right there a couple of miles west of Syracuse city proper who hosted our monthly…

The Steve Miller Band, from the wayback

The plan sounded solid, cemented even further from the on-site texts telling of too much heat and less folks than expected. No, wonderful daughter Elisabeth, Georges Three and Two and Sue would not be sticking around the New York State Fair to eat dinner with us Sunday. They’d taken the early route, and eaten from…