How about those Hokies? Yes, they lost to Clemson in the ACC Championship game, 42-35. But they gave the Tigers all they could handle, never quit, and demonstrated grit and heart that was badass. The big news is that the Hokies are back playing for championships, are racking up big-time recruits, and have a great future ahead of them. And Justin Fuente was named ACC Coach of the Year in his Hokie debut season. Yes, it’s good to be back! Now, let’s knock off the Arkansas Razorbacks in the Belk Bowl (who names these things?) and get to 10 wins. Oh, and yes, it will be the Hokies 24th straight bowl game – wowza!
Lots of good concerts coming up in Philly. Marah, who are amazing live, rock Underground Arts next Friday, and BRP will be there. And the New Year is looking very promising already. I’ll come back and revisit who I saw in 2016 for my special end of the year post, but it’s also great to look forward to another amazing year.
There’s also a new exhibition of Toulouse-Lautrec upcoming in 2017 in DC at the Phillips Collection. I really dig T-L. His art covered a lot of the undesirable elements of Paris, from hookers to drunks to musicians, yet he humanized them and embraced their bohemian lifestyles. He’s been a long-time BRP favorite, and I’m looking forward to his Belle Epoque lithographs and portraits.
Anything to share in your neck of the woods? Let me know and I’ll give it some free publicity. Both readers of BRP will surely show up and patronize whatever you want patronized. That’s a joke – readership is actually growing and at a pretty good clip. Thanks for spreading the word, checking back often for new posts, and for being the smart, astute and discriminating readership necessary to appreciate such high-minded pursuits such as rock concerts, travel posts, Hokie football updates, and kitschy day-in-the-life scenes that are so popular here at BRP. Best to all, and rock hard and often.
My name is Bill, and I live in the greater Philadelphia area. I love music, and I have a lot of opinions. This site is primarily focused on music, but sometimes I get off track. I hope you enjoy.