music

Bucket List Listening

Setting aside all of the truly horrible things about a global pandemic (if that’s even truly possible), one of the things I’ll miss most this Summer is concerts. No live music at Thompson Point (Portland, ME) or Prescott Park (Portsmouth, NH) or even a random band on a deck or a park somewhere is a …

No Place Like (P)HOME

Mama's Boomshack | Speed Of Soul | Portland House Of Music | toddregoulinsky.com

It’s not often that you celebrate the ninth or sixth anniversary of something, but since 2020 isn’t playing by any rules to speak of, I figure that gives me a a pass as well. Nine years ago this month, the newly-minted Mama’s Boomshack was called in for a last-minute fill-in to open for Goosepimp Orchestra …

Stuck In Neutral

I miss making music with other people. When I decided to step away from my last band, Tumbledown Saints, there was the consolation that it wouldn’t be the end of playing music. At the time, I as playing almost every week at church, so that lessened the sting. As much as I enjoyed playing blues …

A Well Of Soul

I vividly remember the first time listening to Tower of Power. It was in one of the practice rooms off my high school band room and a friend of mine who was a longtime ToP fan had brought in a cassette of Back To Oakland. What’s funny is that it was a similar experience to …

In Memoriam

Bill McElaney, 1956 - 2019

Bill McElaney is the type of person that I hope each of you has in their life. That person that you find yourself saying something along the lines of “If it wasn’t _______, I wouldn’t believe it.” On more than one occasion, I heard Bill advise someone to learn to play guitar because it could …