Musical fixes and favorites

| December 28, 2007

Okay, I screwed up. Two readers — one of them an editor I wrote for nearly 20 years ago — caught me committing factual hara kiri in “Smelled so sweet,” my take on the recent Cleveland Raspberries show. For one, the group last played the city July 15 ’05, at Scene Pavilion; their reunion show, […]

Smelled so sweet

| December 16, 2007

My wife and I had never seen the Raspberries until we caught them Dec. 14 at the State Theatre, a fitting venue for so quintessential a Cleveland group. The old vaudeville house was about two-thirds full, which I thought was strange considering these hometown favorites hadn’t played Cleveland in over three years, when a House […]

Winding down vacation

| December 9, 2007

It’s Sunday afternoon: chilly, grey, a typical Cleveland day for well into December. I’m winding down my vacation, five days off from work. I worked hard this week, however: I took a pocket watch repair course at Lakeland Community College in Mentor, about 15 miles east of where I live. It was hard. I feel […]

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