Charity Motorcycle Rides for May 18th & 19th
5/15/2013 1:10:00 PM
The sun is out, the trees have leaves, and our motorcycles are ready to hit the roads. This weekend there are several worthy charity rides that my Rock Mafia Charity Riders MC will be supporting. Hopefully, we will see you at one of these events.
For more information about my Rock Mafia Charity Riders: http://patcapone.com/capones-rock-mafia-charity-riders-mc
Saturday May 18th, 2013 - The Mooseheart Bike Blessing
The Rock Mafia Charity Riders will be supporting and attending the 10th Annual Mooseheart Bike Blessing and motorcycle rally. Come on out and support this amazingly cool organization.
Mooseheart Field House
155 S. International Dr.
Mooseheart, Illinois 60539
Advanced Registration - $20 until May 15th
After May 15th - $25
Concert Only - $10
Vendor Booths and registration open at 9am.
Campus ride and bike blessing takes off at Noon.
Lunch at 1pm
Concert starts at 2pm with Entertainment from ...
Chicago Charity Motorcycle Rides
5/8/2013 1:43:00 PM
It’s my favorite time of year in Chicagoland. The leaves are appearing back on trees, the damn river is slowly receding back into its banks, and plenty of Chicago area charity motorcycle rides are starting to take place. I try and attend and help promote as many of these events as I can, and your welcome to join us.
Working at a kick ass rock radio station is pretty amazing; working at one that has the heritage and listener base such as The Loop, well.. That’s just incredible. Loyal Loopers, as they are often referred to, are really the heart and sole of the radio station. Truly and honestly we have the coolest group of listeners/friends out of every other radio station in town. Of course, being a Loyal Looper even before I was a DJ here has me a bit biased.
Did you know that 50% of everybody who ...
The Next Rock Generation Lives
5/1/2013 2:36:00 PM
As I was cutting through the usual side streets of Barrington this morning on my way into the train station I saw something that gave me hope for a new generation of rockers. Dressed in a very cute summer sun dress and climbing out of her Mom’s silver Mercedes SUV in front of Hough Street Elementary School was a very young girl with an electric guitar. She couldn’t have been more than 9 years old. I loved it.
Far too often I hear people comment, “This generation doesn’t this, or doesn’t that, blah blah blah”. I get it; my parents said the same damn things. It must be a symptom of spending years watching the next generation of idiots making the same mistakes you did, except with a different playlist and sense of fashion.
I guess it would be easy to assume that new musicians might not even pick up ...
F@&K the Flood!
4/24/2013 12:53:00 PM
I know I’m not the only one who had a house full of water as a result of the recent flooding. Nearly 48 counties in Illinois have already been declared state disaster areas. Let’s face it, this sucks! F@&K the Flood!
I grew up here in the NW suburbs of Chicago, spending many a Sunday out at grandma’s ridiculously small cottage up in Fox Lake. None of us in the area are strangers to wet basements, especially in recent years, but I don’t think any of us could have expected or prepared for the disaster that we now face.
These days, I have my own small cottage right on the Fox River. My friends quickly nicknamed it the Patcave. In some ways I’m lucky that my place is just above the flood plane. With 180 degree views of the river, I have been watching this all unfold from a birds ...
You Can Never Have Too Many Guitars
4/17/2013 2:13:00 PM
I think my father understood from the start, since he was the one that walked in the house with not one, but two new acoustic guitars for me. It was the beginning of a beautiful obsession – Guitars. Over the years I have had girlfriends, and x-wives, ask “Why do you need so many guitars, you can only play one at a time?” Listen carefully and let me make this perfectly clear, you can never have too many guitars.
I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes; I had one thousand and sixty. - Imelda Marcos
I’m not sure why, but it almost always seems to be women. Some women simply can not understand why we want more guitars. I say SOME women, because I have certainly run into some very cool women who totally understand our obsessive desire to increase the herd of guitars. You would think more ...