My sister, friends and I are going to Charlotte for the weekend. We are going to the Duran Duran concert. I will try to blog when I get home Sunday evening, but if I am too tired please forgive me and I will be back Monday. Have a safe and happy weekend everyone.

Harmony, peace, love and rock and roll

The Rebel


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I wish you all blue skies and gentle breezes. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2013

I wish you all blue skies and gentle breezes. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2013

Not Your Usual Classical Music



The Transiberian Orchestra is a very unusual band. I have seen them in concert twice and it was a tremendous experience both times.They take music up into the clouds.They so travel around the country and world so you could also see them if you wished to. So get comfortable, relax and let the Orchestra transport you to a higher dimension.


Barbara, the Idealistic Rebel

The Best Party Band in the Land

One of my favorite bands — and my sister’s very favorite — is Duran Duran, a band who has described themselves, many times, as the Band designed to make you Party.


The following video, party-ready, is from their 2001 tour and album Astronaut.  It includes the single Wake up to the Sunrise, one my favorite songs. My sister simply loves all their music. I hope you will enjoy it too.



I hope it makes you smile.



Fleetwood Mac

This is the video from the Fleetwood Mac tour we went to see last night. Rhiananon is my song and has been since the seventies. It is my fall back song during trying times and what makes me lift my voice in joy. Everyone who is at all musical has a song, I think. Music is important to my life. It is the soundtrack for my bio. I love many kinds of music. Classical, blues, jazz, Zydeco, Swing and rock. Classic rock, hard rock and hair bands. But this song touches my heart every time I hear it. Musician friends have often played it for me. Music is part of the beauty that I incorporate into my life’s journey.

My first Beatles concert was when I was 13 and music renews me and keeps me young at heart. My inner child is alive and well according to my grandkids. My inner child still loves the rock concerts and I can scream and sing with the best.

I don’t think we need to completely grow up to be responsible adults. Love is one of the best reasons not to. Too many adults have forgotten how to laugh, love, and accept the events in this life which we cannot control.  This love helps us not to see the differences in people, but to lovingly include them into our friendships, families and worlds. It doesn’t matter what is beautiful to you, just surround yourself with what works for you and share it with all of the people you meet. Love is the glue of the cosmos and available to everyone. Thanks for letting me share my concert with you!

The idealistic teen years

Don’t ever lose your joy in life

Jimi Hendrix quote

Jimi Hendrix quote