The Reality Of Middle America – The Metallica “Black Ticket” Tour Continues

The reality of Middle America has been loud and clear on my Metallica tour of America, and Birmingham, Alabama was just another example. I’d noticed the same thing through upstate New York and Pennsylvania last October. We are truly living in a period of haves and have nots. It’s a sad and eye opening reality driving into another town, like many I’ve seen this year, that is screaming for help.

The “Summer of Doug”

I’d dreamed about it for years. The “Summer of Doug”. While it wasn’t a full summer, it was an Aug that ended with a week of ballgames, Broadway, and 10 lbs.