July 2012

Skid Row to reunite?

Please, let it be so!

Remember the band Skid Row from the late ‘80s and early ‘90s?  Sebastian Bach was their original lead singer and he’s still cranking out great rock music as a solo artist.  His current album “Kicking and Screaming” is at #68 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.

Many fans (I am definitely included in that group) yearn for an original Skid Row reunion.  Bach recently posted an open letter on his Facebook page stating that he would be willing to do it for the fans.  Bach makes it very clear that it’s not something that he would want but, for the fans, he’d do it.  He further states that 4 out of 5 of the original members are willing to give it a go for the fans.  The bass player, according to Bach, is the only hold-out.

What's a pay phone?

Days gone by

A couple of days ago, my daughter, wife and I were walking into the house when my seven-year-old daughter once again reminded me that the '80s are indeed past us as much as I keep trying to hold onto them.  She asked:  “Mommy, Daddy, what’s a pay phone?”  Amused by this, I was also somewhat saddened that we’ve found another icon that my daughter will never use.

As I’ve mentioned previously, she was totally confounded by the “time to go make the donuts” commercial.  At one time in the past, she even asked me who Evel Knievel was. It’s at this time that I should mention that she knows how to operate an iPhone much better than I do. One of these days I’m going to find a rotary dial phone for her to use and really freak her out.  I also need to find a pay phone for her to make a phone call on, even if she’s just calling her Mom’s cell phone.