Chicago in Concert

I can’t believe with all the c9ncerys that I have seen, I had never seen Chicago, until last night.


Chicago came to Sam Antonio, Texas on Saturday, May 28th at the Majestic Theater.

 I had a great seat, 13 rows left center of the stage.


I have always been a Chicago fan. I have many of their songs in my iTunes library and I enjoy listening to all of their songs over their 50-year career.

Here is a list of the members who were at the concert last night. The only exception was that Jason Scheff wasn’t there. (From Wikipedia.com)

Members

Robert Lamm – keyboards, vocals, 12-string guitar (1967–present)

Lee Loughnane – trumpet, flugelhorn, guitar, percussion, vocals (1967–present)

James Pankow – trombone, percussion, keyboards, vocals (1967–present)
Walter Parazaider – saxophones, flute, clarinet, backing vocals (1967–present)
Jason Scheff – bass guitar, vocals, keyboards (1985–present)
Tris Imboden – drums, percussion (1990–present)
Keith Howland – guitar, vocals (1995–present)
Lou Pardini – keyboards, vocals (2009–present; touring – 1999, 2007)
Walfredo Reyes, Jr. – percussion (2012–present)

My favorite is Keith Howland. 


I have been trying to find out we was the fill in bassist with no luck. So I posted a picture of him on Chicago’s Facebook page and they responded back to me!

This is Jeff Coffey. He’s a talented guy, glad you enjoyed the show.

The played so many songs. Some I knew every word to, so that I didn’t know they sang and there were some new songs.

Here are some of my favorite Chicago songs that they played:

  • “Beginnings”
  • “Colour My World”
  • “If You Leave Me Now”
  • “Make Me Smile”
  • “Saturday in the Park”
  • “25 or 6 to 4”
  • “Hard Habit to Break”
  • “Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?”
  • “I’m a Man”

I am so glad that I went to see Chicago in concert. 

Now, need to get a Chicago playlist ready to listen to at work. 

Words To Live By

I got some news the other day from the doctors and I had all weekend to process it. 

It wasn’t what I was expecting, but it’s something that I need to deal with and take care of. 

So I remembered the Serenity Prayer and thought I would say it to myself when I need a little boost. 

Make it a great day!

R.I.P. Emilio Navaira

I was about to shut down for the night and I saw a post on Facebook that Tejano legend Emilio Navaira has passed away from a heart attack tonight at the age of 53 years old.

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It was in 1992 that I really started listening to Latino music. One of my first favorite artists to listen to was Emilio Navaira. I loved the Tejano music and he was one of the best.

I downloaded as many as his songs as I could. I loved his songs, Here are some of my favorites.

  • “Bailando Contigo” (My favorite)
  • “¿Dónde Andará?”
  • “Como Le Hare”
  • “It’s Not the End of the World”
  • “Ya No Me Pones Atencion”

R.I.P. Emilio Navaira, thank you for your music that will live on.

DWTS (Season 22) — The Finals

Well, I haven’t been very good on posting about Dancing With The Stars this season. I have been watching the show and have been rooting for my favorites.

On tonight’s show, they names the three pairs that are going to be in the finals.

Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas

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Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd

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And the third pair… my pick from March 22nd…

Ginger Zee and Valentin Chmerkovskiy

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Ginger is a pretty perky person, but I like her. Maybe I’m used to her since I watch her on Good Morning America. And Val, well Val is Val. I’m just waiting for the shirt to come off.

I think I’m going to stick with my pre-season pick of Ginger and Val.

It should be a good show next week.

Side Note:

I really think it is time for Erin Andrews to retire from the show. She is just too much and year after year, she is the reason I would stop watching the show. But I come back every year… So please, make this her last season.

Words To Live By

Found this and had to share. The older I get, the more I need to live by these words. 

Make it a great day!

Too Funny

I saw this on Facebook and I laughed out loud. 

My mouth dropped open on a couple of them. 

Dr. Bradley James Keesler

What’s been a wild several of days. 

On May 7, 2016, my nephew, Bradley James Keesler graduated from the University of South Carolina with his Doctoral degree in Music Performance. 


My dad and I decided to make the long trip from San Antonio to Belton, South Carolina to watch him graduate. 

It was a great visit with my sister and her family. I couldn’t be more proud of Brad. He worked so hard to get his degree.  

Here are some pictures from that special occasion. 

Brad’s dad, Dan, Dr. Bradley James Keesler and Brad’s uncle,Steve Keesler


Grandpa, Dr. Bradley James Keesler and mother, Cynthia Garza Keesler.


The proud Aunt and her nephew, Dr. Bradley James Keesler.


Dr. Brad wanted “Low Country Bowl” for dinner.


How cool is this… Grandpa at Brad’s graduations from High School, University of Kentucky, Middle Tennessee State University and University of South Carolina.


So after 16.5 hours, 1,133 miles, 6 States… I was tired… but would do it all again to see my nephew, Brad Keesler graduate with his Doctoral degree.

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