Subscribe to - Blog by Email 

Saturday, April 3, 2010


Phoenix Show - Musings from Aaron MacDonald 

Roger Hodgson Concert March 28th 2010 @ the J.W. Marriott Resort, Phoenix, Arizona.

I can't get over how beautiful it is here! Driving in from California across the desert was incredible. I saw my first real "Cactus" (lot's of em actually!) just like in the roadrunner cartoons. And being an avid moviegoer,I had dozens of images constantly flowing through my head of Clint Eastwood " Shootin the Bad guy," and wondering if any of the Bushes out there sounded like "Randy Newman" from Amigos, or making sure there wasn't some menacing transport truck grill pasted to my rearview mirror like in "Duel".  It's amazing what wanders into your head after a couple hours of being purged by the deserts beauty..................Oh yeah, I gotta play tonight!

Well, we were outside in a manicured courtyard flanked by palm trees, ficus, oleander and other carefully placed tropical wonders. Not to mention a waterfall in behind us! (serene under all circumstances except soundcheck unfortunately) The show was good. I mean Roger and I delivered a pretty good performance considering it's our second show this year. Roger's voice was in fine form, and I managed to work out a few bugs and flubs from the previous show the night before. The feeling was pretty casual but no less enthusiastic. I really like casual settings for our shows because people are more honest with their response, more inclined to pump and cheer, and they did just that.

The show overall I'd say was a great success, and has got me totally primed for the oncoming tour season.

More to come............

**Comments published upon approval

comments (5) 


1 - 1 of 1


[ Posted by Lisa Doxrude, April 03, 2010 7:11 ]
Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts..... You have an unique perspective from almost anyone else, except other performers. Truly hope to see more blog entries as this season progresses. Hopefully share that sense of humor with us as well.

You don't realize the common experiences a person has, until they start talking about movies/TV shows that you grew up with as well.
Thank you for your thoughts,
Safe Travels and have fun. :0))
Lisa Doxrude

[ Posted by Kathy Jones, April 03, 2010 12:40 ]
     Thanks for the post, Aaron! Look forward to seeing you in Fallsview again. :o)

[ Posted by Don Kapit, April 03, 2010 18:52 ]
Thank you for allowing us to picture the venue thru you sight, I have seen the Solo tramp show roger had done years ago In NY and view the dvd many times before seeing 2 show in Montral last year. Your embracement of Rogers music is heart felt so please keep sharing the ride so fans like me can envison being thier thru you.
Ps Your Bag pipes you played to along came Mary the 2nd night made the miles driven worth my trip from NJ(USA) to canada.

[ Posted by Jo Anne Wooldridge, April 05, 2010 11:57 ]
     I saw the show at Pechanga, although I live across the street from the Marriott in Phoenix. It was awesome! I was supposed to drive back to see the show in Phoenix but got held up and didn't make it back in time. Everyone said it was great though. I wish there were more dates I would go again.

[ Posted by Christine Pinter, April 07, 2010 12:44 ]
     Thank you for sharing, Aaron, it's really nice to read some 'insider' perspectives :)) Have fun and a wonderful, successful ongoing tour, and please stay safe - I'm looking forward to the Munich show :)))

Post comment

Your name*

Email address


Verification code*


Linda Tyler

Harmonic Management

Tell a Friend  

 Share on Facebook  Music Art Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory

recent entries

Backstage Pass from Peralada, Spain ~ August 8, 2015 

-August 08, 2015

Backstage Pass from Peralada, Spain ~ August 8, 201 

-August 08, 2015

Backstage Pass from Marbella, Spain ~ August 6, 2015 

-August 06, 2015

Backstage Pass from Carcassonne, France ~ August 1, 2015 

-August 01, 2015

Backstage Pass from Lauchheim, Germany ~ July 31, 2015 

-July 31, 2015

recent comments


august 2015

july 2015

june 2015

february 2015

january 2015

november 2014

october 2014

september 2014

august 2014

july 2014

june 2014

may 2014

april 2014

november 2013

october 2013

september 2013

july 2013

june 2013

may 2013

april 2013

march 2013

january 2013

november 2012

october 2012

september 2012

august 2012

july 2012

june 2012

may 2012

april 2012

march 2012

february 2012

october 2011

september 2011

august 2011

july 2011

june 2011

may 2011

april 2011

march 2011

february 2011

november 2010

october 2010

september 2010

august 2010

july 2010

june 2010

may 2010

april 2010

march 2010

september 2009

august 2009

Previous Entries


General (370)