Category Archives: friends

Return to Red Rocks!

With the re-opening of public performance spaces, I can think of no better place to welcome live music back to the stage than Red Rocks. And we get to kick it off with two nights of Bob Weir and the … Continue reading

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Photos by MacNaughton

Happy Birthday, Mike! My best friend of 50 years died last year. Rather than missing the people I love who have died, I choose to keep them alive by sharing stories of them with others. I wrote about some of … Continue reading

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It’s Not My Fault!

I would’ve written a blog post a day or two ago but I didn’t. I have no excuse for delaying it, but then again, I don’t need one. See, it’s not my fault — it’s Charley’s fault! Blame Charley. And … Continue reading

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Time Travel Treasure Trove

My old buddy, Marty, just sent a package out of the blue. You can always expect some t-shirts to randomly arrive since Marty’s been making ’em by the thousands for SF Bay Area bands, companies, and events since the late … Continue reading

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Tales of Pat’s Cannon

The origin of the cannon remains vague and unclear. As I recall, Greg Prostko created the thing — and he made it as an assignment in a shop class. That must have been once he started attending UT instead of … Continue reading

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Afternoon Road Trip to Shiner

My longtime favorite beer, Shiner Bock, recently won a Gold Award as Best Session Beer at the prestigious 2020 European Beer Star competition in Nuremberg, Germany. Not coincidentally, we had some in the fridge when I read the news, so … Continue reading

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My Dear Dead Friend, Duane, & the So-Called Real World

What better way to enter the So-Called Real World than to marry your high school sweetheart, right? That’s what Duane did. Cheryl, the girlfriend he had journeyed to Chicago to visit in college daze ended up living with us at … Continue reading

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College Daze with my Dear, Dead Friend Duane

Again, no disrespect to my friend meant by the phrasing and a quick reassurance to the casual reader — he would most certainly not mind. Anyone who knew Duane had doubtlessly encountered his humor in one way or another, so, … Continue reading

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Stories of my Dear, Dead Friend, Duane

No disrespect intended — and I’m sure Duane doesn’t mind. No, Duane would be far more upset and feel truly disrespected were I to start off with a different phrase, the tease that was pretty much guaranteed to send him … Continue reading

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Remembering my Friend, Mike MacNaughton (Part 3)

Part 3 — In the wake of my best friend’s death recently, I’ve been trying to walk myself back through our many years of friendship and companionship, sharing short summaries of significant phases while highlighting a few stories along the … Continue reading

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