Apr. 29, 2002

Finally redesigned the site for the Smeal Business Club, a professional organization for Penn State alumni in the Philadelphia area.

Check it out and let me know what you think.

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Apr. 16, 2002

Bob Mould

For the first time in four years, Bob Mould, my favorite musical artist, returned to Philadelphia, and I made the most of the occasion.

Had the privilege of meeting Bob in person at his in-store appearance at Tower Records. Received his autograph and had our photo taken together. (I remember first meeting him after a solo show in New Jersey in 1996. Even after playing a long set for a largely inattentive crowd, he was very gracious and signed a copy of Copper Blue for me.)

Later, I joined a few fellow members from the Bob Mould mailing list for an afternoon on South Street. Had a few drinks, introduced a fellow fan to a genuine Philly cheesesteak at Jim’s Steaks, and visited some record stores.

Capped off the day with Bob’s concert at the Trocadero. Unlike his previous tours, he performed his set in front of two giant screens which flashed videos that accompanied each song (hence the tour name, “Carnival of Light and Sound”). I admit that I’m still warming up to his latest release, Modulate, but the new material sounded great live.

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Photo credit: Lisa Pearl / New York Times (Feb. 10, 2002)