Well, we spent the evening at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last night. The HOF/Museum is a lot of fun in its own right. I hadn’t been there since just after it opened and the firm I was with at the time hosted one of our quarterly outings at the Hall.
The exhibits were great, and I watched a short film produced by the HOF on songwriting. Then I went upstairs and stared reverently at U2’s signatures in the Hall itself and went out to the ‘jukeboxes’ and listened to several songs (U2, naturally).
There were some good moments during the induction ceremonies, but there were a lot more blah or even bad ones. The Hollies, Jimmy Cliff and Iggy and the Stooges were the best, although Benny Andersson’s speech was really very nice (which is more than I can say for the incompetent effort on the part of the remaining BeeGees). Trey Anastasio of Phish gave inducting Genesis the old school try, but Genesis without Gabriel was always a lot less than the sum of its parts, IMHO, and his speech was sort of at the same level.
Still, we had fun, and that has to count for something, right?