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Follow up to “1976 Video Unearthed”

First of all, apologies to anyone who is having difficulty easily seeing or responding to this blogsite. It got “upgraded” (yeah, right) to the latest WordPress version and, ever since, I can’t seem to do much with it either. The font size is humongous and I can’t find where to adjust it, the “Add Media” […]

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Orleans to play Opus 40, 8-30-14

OPUS 40 Saturday, August 30th, 2014 – 5 PM Woodstock/Saugerties NY After far too many years, Orleans will once again play the gorgeous setting of Opus 40, near our birthplace of Woodstock, NY. Below is the official press release: Orleans, the legendary rock band and perennial Woodstock favorites, has announced its return to Opus 40 […]

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The “New Normal”

I left Woodstock, NY, for home (Nashville) the day after the memorial event … Monday, September 17th … via Southwest out of Albany. Thank God for simple, reliable systems that work without much thought. Tuesday morning I hit the ground running on what I call a “re-entry day”. When I’ve been gone for 10 days, […]

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A Celebration of Life for Larry Lewis Hoppen

The invitation had gone out by email to a select group of friends and family. Some of us were to forward it to lists of our own, to reach those not on the initial list. Intended to be invitation-only event, there was some concern that the “invitations” had spread a bit too far by way […]

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Moving on …

Well, OK … I have put this off as long as I can stand! Why is it so hard for me to sit my ass down and write? It’s not that I don’t know how. Maybe, on top of all the usual reasons one procrastinates, I’m avoiding feeling what I’d rather not. It’s not like […]

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One Month Later …

It’s Friday night, August 24th. I’m alone in my Ramada Inn hotel room in Rapid City, SD. Tomorrow, a newly reconfigured Orleans will play “Kool Deadwood Nites” in nearby Deadwood; a very cool old Gold Rush town, I am told. The town’s name seems eerily appropriate. It was one month ago today that everything changed […]

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NEW – 40th Anniversary T-Shirts!

Our creative and proactive SWAG provider, John Guertin at Guertin’s Graphics in Worcester, Mass. started pitching us on his new design idea a few months back. We went back and forth on the selection of individual shots, placement order, relative sizing, etc. John Hall signed off on the project. Fly took it all into PhotoShop to normalize […]

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Spring Fever is back!

I know, I know …  this is old news … since it seems like spring came early all over the world; especially here in the states. Here in Nashville, February felt like March; March felt like May and April … well, it kinda feels like April (and that’s a good thing) This is the time […]

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Registering to Comment is (again) Enabled!

If it was a snake, it woulda bit me! For the longest time, I could not figure out WHY nobody could comment on this blog. People USED to be able to do that, so why did that function cease to work? Well, actually, it didn’t cease to work, but you had to be registered in […]

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Spectra All-Stars finish summer tour in KC, MO

The Spectra All-Stars finish their 2011 Summer Tour dates this coming Friday in Kansas City, MO. Friday, Sept. 23rd — 8 PM Uptown Theater 3700 Broadway Kansas City, MO 64111 816-753-8665 Tickets This particular concert features 1970s / 80’s Rock music legends Larry Hoppen (Orleans), John Cafferty (Beaver Brown Band / Eddie and the Cruisers), Robbie Dupree, David […]

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