BourbonAndVinyl is a blog about the timeless joys of listening to rock and roll music and having a sip or two of bourbon, preferably at the same time. I like to focus on older, established artists who are making new music. That seems to be a sadly overlooked niche these days. It’s my hope that in these pages I’m able to evangelize rock and roll and the great bands who still play it.
Music has meant a lot to me over the years. Music and our reaction to it can be both a profoundly personal experience and at the same time a very communal experience. It’s my hope here to share some of my personal history listening to music and move those experiences to that shared communal space. Memories I have often evoke certain songs and vice versa. Luckily for me, I married a woman (referred to in these pages as The Rock Chick), who shares my love of music. Everybody who loves rock and roll is welcome here. I appreciate anybody reading B&V and all of your comments or thoughts.
I am not a music critic. I did not study music theory in college. I’m not a musician, the only instrument I’ve ever played is the radio. But I have spent a lifetime listening to music, going to concerts, reading liner notes and anything else I can get my hands on about the artists and music I enjoy. Put simply, I just love rock and roll and I want to share that love of music with like-minded people. If there is something that I’ve discovered over the years that helps you learn something you didn’t know before, my job will be successful. At the end of the day most of the thoughts here are my personal opinion…this is merely my point of view. I may philosophize a little before I reach my point – or perhaps it’s better described as mentally meandering – but if you bear with me, I’ll get there. I do appreciate a good dialogue and comments/reactions are welcome.
Nor am I a bourbon expert, but I know what I like.
It is my attempt in these posts not just to edify but to entertain as well. I try and see the humor in everything I do or have done. So some of these posts may have nothing to do with music or drinking but will be my attempt to make you laugh. In most cases the names are changed in these stories to protect the guilty.
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“It’s never to late to be what you might have been” – George Eliot