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Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll #19: Bring ‘em All In

(Archive.) Some names have been changed to protect the privacy of the parties involved. . . . or, 2,000 Words About 59 Musicians Here’s...

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Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll #18: Dog and Pony Show

(Archive.) June – July 2017 Spring and summer draw on, and with Roscoe’s Basement still lacking a lead guitarist, no gigs are...

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Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll #17: I Got the Six

(Archive.) Some names have been changed to protect the privacy of the individuals concerned. May – June 2017 Here’s the thing about...

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Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll #16: A Room at the Heartbreak Hotel

(Archive.) Saturday, May 6, 2017 — 7:45 AM It’s a cold, misty morning, unseasonable for May. I am driving my little Honda — its...

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Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll #15: Driving on Slow Hand Road

(Archive.) March 2017 Playing that first gig after injury feels like a dam breaking. I’ve been working on songs all winter — singing...

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Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll #14: Jump Into the Fire

(Archive) Thursday, January 12, 2017 I’m beginning to feel distinctly that I am more trouble than I’m worth. It’s crunch time for...

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Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll #13: The Bump and the Grind

(Archive.) Sunday, January 1, 2017 As we begin the new year, the ranks of Roscoe’s Basement are kind of beat up. Craig is walking wounded...

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Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll #12: Smash

(Archive.) Friday, December 9, 2016 What happens is this. I’m up early on a Friday, ready to walk the dog before I fix breakfast for my...

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Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll #11: Reap What You Sow

(Archive.) Wednesday, October 3, 2016 The band may be called Roscoe’s Basement, but in fact Roscoe — Tom and Deanna Finn’s...

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Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll #10: Community

(Archive.) Tuesday, September 6, 2016 Using photos and video from our Happy Hour show as a calling card, Chuck and Tom have been hustling...

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Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll #9: Surprise, Surprise

(Archive.) Monday, July 11, 2016 Roscoe’s basement has no gigs scheduled until autumn, but our summer is remarkably productive. We played...

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Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll #8: The Woodshed

(Archive.) Summer 2016 And so, as we roll into the fiery heart of summer, we have our proof of concept. I am no longer an aspirant; I am...

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Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll #7: Get Happy!

(Archive.) Friday, June 3, 2016 Here we are, folks — the dream we all dream of. Man versus butterflies. Prince is dead, and I’m not...

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Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll #6: Mixing Up the Medicine

(Archive.) A long time ago — not long after my brief and inglorious tenure with We Saw The Wolf, in fact — I directed a church choir....

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Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll #5: Beneath the Underdog

(Archive.) Thursday, April 7, 2016 I never end up taking a screenshot of that Craigslist ad that led me to Tom, but I still have the e-mail...

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Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll #4: Cattle Call

(Archive.) The names of bands and individuals have been changed to protect the privacy of those involved. March 2016 Sometimes, when I’m...

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Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll #3: Advertisements for Myself on the Way Out

(Archive.) March 2016 I use the rest of the Valentine’s Day weekend to put the new amplifier through its paces. It produces a...

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Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll #2: Gear

(Previous.) Valentine’s Day weekend 2016 It’s a gray and frigid morning, a couple of weeks before my 49th birthday, and I am standing...

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Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll #1: Jack Turns Up

Like a lot of you, I played in rock ‘n’ roll bands when I was young. And like a lot of you, I eventually gave it up. But unlike most...