To quote John and Yoko, "And so this is Christmas, and what have you done? Another year over and a new one just begun."
Actually, we here at the site did a lot this year. Collectively we saw and heard a ton of live music from the likes of Kid Rock, Al Kooper, Kanye West, Dion, Flogging Molly, The Rolling Stones, W.A.S.P, L.L. Cool J, Foo Fighters, Wishbone Ash, The Pogues, Thomas Dolby, Mountain, Tom Petty, Van Morrison, The Grassroots, Madonna, Guns & Roses, Phil Lesh & Friends, Primus, Trey Anasatsio and many more.
Phish released a DVD from their Brooklyn Coney Island shows from a few years back, and Pink Floyd released an amazing DVD as well.
Fact is, with all the insanity and negative vibrations flowing through our planet, the musicians came through as always. These wonderful artists provided us all with much needed and appreciated relief and entertainment. To one and all, including the roadies, the producers, and everyone else involved with getting the music to us, we say thanks. We couldn't do it without you, and the "it" in this case refers to getting through the days of our lives.
Also this year, I had the pleasure of seeing the great Billy Connelly perform. He said something like, "Auld Lang Syne, Happy Birthday, Jingle Bells! Another year over just that quick!" He's right. We are reelin' in the years faster than a Ministry guitar solo.
Al Kooper's first 60's group, The Blues Project, used to do a number that went, "No time like the right time and baby the right time is now." It may be 2006, 2007, 1956, or 1964, but it's always now. Now is all we've got and all you need is love.
On behalf of everyone here at the site we wish you, "A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Let's hope it's a good one without any fear."