Review: Little Barrie live at Rose Bar

Posted by The G on February 7, 2012 under Encounters with G, G Reviews | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.

Little Barrie

Little Barrie

On February 6, 2012, Britain’s Little Barrie performed a very intimate VIP only gig at Rose Bar in New York City.  The hour long set was performed for the likes of music industry royalty such as Andy Roarke from The Smiths (and of course myself!)  Taking place at the swanky Rose Bar, the venue was a nice lounge with a great sound system and an upscale hipster vibe.  If you don’t know the music of Little Barrie, you’re in for a treat.  Their songs ROCK!  It’s so refreshing when you think of the bands of today and the limited musical vocabulary of the public to see a band that just gets up there and reminds you of the good old days of Rock and Roll where the band looks like rockers and delivers the goods when they are on stage.

Barrie Cadogan of Little Barrie

Barrie Cadogan of Little Barrie

Lead singer Barrie Cadogan has a raspy rocker voice and plays the hell out of his guitar.  On drums is Virgil Howe (Steve Howe from the band Yes’ son) and on bass and vocals is Lewis Wharton.  Little Barrie played songs such as “Surf Hell” from their 2011 record “King of the Waves.”  They will be releasing new music very soon, so stay tuned to Little Barrie’s official website for more details.  Thanks for rockin’ guys!

See the setlist after the jump.

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Happy 100th Birthday, Ronald Regan

Posted by The G on February 6, 2011 under Celebrities | Be the First to Comment

Photo and autographs courtesy of my obtained in-person autograph collection.

Ronald Regan

Ronald Regan

It’s hard to believe that actor turned President of the United States, Ronald Regan, would be 100 years old today if he were still alive.  Like all politicians, he fucked things up more than making them right, but he is the first President I am old enough to remember so I’ve always held a soft spot in my heart for him.  I recall the first time I met him, I got a rare case of being star struck.  I guess seeing someone that powerful in real life was too much for me to wrap my brain around, but I obviously got over it all the other times I met him.  The rule of thumb with meeting the President was that if you could get near him, your chances of getting an autograph were pretty good as he was always a good signer.  Again, completely disagreeing with his politics, I always respected that he was personable. Wherever you are President Regan, happy birthday!

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