An Encounter with Adam Ant

Posted by The G on July 16, 2013 under Encounters with G | Read the First Comment

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Adam Ant and Geoffrey Dicker 2013

Adam Ant and Geoffrey Dicker 2013

ADAM ANT!!!!  One of my favorite kings of the wild frontier is back and better than ever with a new US tour that is kicking off this week.  He was in New York doing some promotion and I was fortunate enough to meet the new wave icon!  I had a slight fan-boy moment when I told Adam that I loved him, but it’s true!  Adam Ant’s music has rocked my entire life and I still listen to his music a lot – from the b-side “Yours, Yours, Yours” to the 12″ version of “Vive Le Rock” and of course songs like “Strip” and “Stand and Deliver” are always in high rotation.  You can catch Adam Ant singing some of these songs live if you live in the USA on the following summer 2013 tour dates (see below), via Adam Ant’s official website.  You can also see pictures and a review of Adam Ant’s tour from last year in New York at this link.  Thanks again Adam and I am going to say it again, I love you!!!!

July 2013

17th – San Diego, CA, Balboa Theatre

19th – Anaheim, CA, City National Grove of Anaheim

20th – Los Angeles, CA, Club Nokia

23rd – Salt Lake City, UT, The Grand

24th – Denver, CO, Ogden Theatre

26th – Austin, TX, Belmont

27th – Houston, TX, Warehouse Live

28th – Dallas, TX, Granada Theatre

30th – Tulsa, OK, Cain’s Ballroom

August 2013

1st – Chicago, IL, Congress Theatre

5th – Nashville, TN, The Cannery Ballroom

6th – Atlanta, GA, Center Stage

8th – Miami, FL, Grand Central

9th – St Petersburg, FL, Palladium Theater

10th – Orlando, FL, Hard Rock Live

13th – Washington, DC, 9:30 Club

15th – Philadelphia, PA, Keswick Theatre

16th – New York, NY, Irving Plaza

17th – New York, NY, Irving Plaza

19th – Boston, MA, Royale Boston

20th – Toronto, ON, Phoenix Concert Theatre, Canada

24th – Pittsburgh, PA, Stage AE

26th – Columbus, OH, The LC Pavilion

27th – Detroit, MI, Cathedral Theatre

28th – Cleveland, OH, The Agora Theatre

30th – Indianapolis, IN, Old National Centre

31st – Milwaukee, WI, Turner Hall Ballroom

September 2013

1st – Minneapolis, MN, Mill City Nights

6th – Vancouver, BC, Vogue Theatre, Canada

7th – Seattle, WA, Showbox at the Market

8th – Portland, OR, Roseland Theatre

10th – Reno, NV, Grand Sierra Resort & Casino

12th – San Francisco, CA, The Regency Theatre

14th – Hawaii, HI, The Repiblik

17th – Fresno, CA, Tower Theatre

18th – Monterey, CA, Golden State Theatre

20th – Las Vegas, NV, Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip

“Skyfall” – The G Review

Posted by The G on November 10, 2012 under G Reviews | Comments are off for this article

Photos of the 007 poster by G.



If you know me in real life, you know I have a long history with the James Bond franchise.  I used to work for MGM Studios, managing the 007 film library for sales on global TV stations.  There’s a reason the film franchise has been around for so long with no signs of slowing down: the films are awesome.  They take you to exotic locations, they are smartly written, the action sequences are nail biters and James Bond is one of the smoothest ladies men on the planet.  It’s nerve wracking when a new film for such a beloved franchise is released because after devoting so much of your life into something you love, you hope you will not be disappointed when the new comes out (see the Star Wars franchise).  While the latest James Bond Daniel Craig is certainly handsome, rugged and in great shape, I am old school and don’t really want to see a blond haired, blue eyed Bond.  With that being said, Daniel Craig does the character justice and kicks some serious butt and though may not be my first choice to play the role, it doesn’t bother me to watch him in it.



“Skyfall” reinvigorates the franchise and I think it’s the best of the 3 Daniel Craig 007 films.  As is the case in all Bond films, there are some nail biting action sequences, some beautiful Bond girls, exotic locations and one of the highlights of the film – a really evil villain (portrayed by Javier Bardem).  Without giving away any spoilers, they’ve found a great way to reintroduce 3 central Bond characters – Moneypenny, M and Q.  I also appreciate that in the CGI age, the film does not go over the top with unrealistic looking action sequences and in fact, they reference the pleasure in simplicity.  007 is faced with a dilemma several times in the movie about protecting the country that has sold him down the river.  It would be cool to see 007 switch sides (even for a little bit) in a future movie, but for now we will have to settle for a totally watchable and exciting old school 007 film set in the modern age.  Go see it!

An Encounter with Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet

Posted by The G on August 20, 2011 under Encounters with G | Read the First Comment

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Tony Hadley and Geoffrey Dicker

Tony Hadley and Geoffrey Dicker

I can honestly say, I’ve had one of the greatest Tony Hadley experiences you could ever ask for.  I was fortunate enough to interview the former front man for 80s music gods Spandau Ballet as well as seeing his first solo show ever in the United States!  When I spoke with Tony in person, he told me that the band had just finished rehearsing “Chant No. 1 (I Don’t Need This Pressure On)” because he’d been interviewed earlier in the week and it was requested.  I got to tell him, and I’ll never be sick of saying this –  that was the interview we did together.  He was SO cool!  And he played the song for the adoring crowd later in the evening!  He’s definitely a man of his word, which makes me so happy.  All I can say is a million thank yous to Tony Hadley for the great music – past, present and future as well as for giving me memories that will never be forgotten!

Elbow Announce Fall 2011 US Tour

Posted by The G on June 13, 2011 under GNN | Read the First Comment

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Guy Garvey of Elbow

I am SO excited!  Elbow just announced a US tour scheduled for the Fall of 2011.

09/18/11 – Austin City Limits, Zilker Park – Austin, TX

09/20/11 – Center Stage – Atlanta, GA

09/22/11 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC

09/23/11 – FDR Park – Philadelphia, PA

09/25/11 – Terminal 5 – New York , NY

09/26/11 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA

09/28/11 – Sound Academy – Toronto, ON

10/01/11 – The Greek Theater – Los Angeles, CA

They will also appear on Jimmy Fallon on September 21, 2011.

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