Long Time, No See

music musings, beaverdamusa.comHi. Remember me?  

Maybe not, but it has been a spell since I mused. One of the main reasons I haven’t is that I have been caring for aging and rapidly declining parents. Let me just tell you, getting old sucks. If nothing else, I have decided to wander off into the woods like an old dog when it is my time. The question is, will I know when it is my time?

Looking into 2019, I want to get back into writing. I have missed it and hopefully some (maybe one?) of you have missed it as well. I may also delve into topics other than music. Now, I will probably leave politics to the other writers – it seems there are plenty of folks with an opinion – and they all seem angry.

There were several musical events over the last few months that would have made great material, but I won’t try and give them full treatment, but more like an executive summary. So here has been Zach’s musical adventures for the past few months:

  • Ventured into Fan Fair to see a writers’ night with one of my favorites – Mac McAnally who brought along Don Schlitz, Vince Gill, and Mary Chapin Carpenter. Big mistake in not seeing Don before. The more I hear and see Vince, the more of a fan I become. Be on the lookout for his new album and a song titled “When Amy Prays”. It will stop you in your tracks.
  • Saw Poison with Cheap Trick and Pop Evil. The more I see Cheap Trick, the more I love them. Pop Evil was the surprise for me. They were loud and angry, similar to Disturbed. Became a fan immediately.
  • Got to see John Waite again at the Franklin Theatre. This was a full band show which included more of the rocking songs vs the last acoustic show of his I saw. He did include one of my favorite deep cuts – Tears. 
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd is on their farewell tour for the next couple of years. They sold out Bridgestone arena in October. It had been many years since they played Bridgestone and had most recently played Ascend Amphitheatre. I will tell you that it was probably the best I have seen them perform. The music was spot on and very upbeat with outstanding lights and sound. You should catch them if you can.

I do have tickets for the last time (yeah, right) that KISS is coming through Nashville. It should be a great show. So, hopefully, it won’t be so long in between musings in 2019. I still think I have a lot to say. See you next year.


About Zach Clayton

Zach Clayton started Music Musings in 2013, but isn’t a stranger to music. While he may be a mild mannered accountant by day, he always has tunes going and forces his staff at work to play music trivia when they enter his office. He is a self-proclaimed lover of all music genres with over 3,500 songs in his iPod. Zach’s first concert was Eddie Money in Vanderbilt’s Memorial Gym in 1979 and claims to have seen Van Halen (all three incarnations) over 25 times. There have only been one or two years since 1979 that Zach hasn’t been to a concert. He also has the uncanny knack of getting to know several folks in the music scene – both out front and behind the scenes. Zach is in the process of indoctrinating his two boys into the rock and roll way by exposing them to concerts and various music while holding them hostage in his truck screaming the mantra – “rap is crap!”

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