Wednesday, July 31, 2013


 Calling all rock & rollers....
I called and emailed almost everyone I knew when I heard that Steve Miller aka the Space Cowboy and legendary blues guitarist would be playing at Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts. Tanglewood is one of the top ten places in the country to see an outdoor summer concert. I knew I had to be there. I have followed Steven “Guitar” Miller since high school and his concerts are always so uplifting and incredibly fun! I knew that the concert grounds in Lenox are impeccable and the views spectacular. I knew the ride from Boston (even though it’s two hours) was sweet. James Taylor even sings about that road in his song Sweet Baby James. So I figured I would have tons of friends joining me. Well, to my surprise…no one was able to go! I realize it was on a Monday night but still….I really was surprised! But, naturally that didn’t stop me. Someone had to go and keep the ageless spirit of rock & roll alive.
the word groovy still makes me giddy
I knew that even though some of my friends had seen Steve Miller before they really didn’t have an idea of what they would be missing given the culmination of the ambiance of  Tanglewood, the lawn party I had planned complete with Blissful Martini’s, the summer night breezes that were beckoning, and just the phenomenal vibes of this particular setting. And, as one good friend just said… the best part would have been going to the concert with you, Renee!” Turns out she was right…..I singlehandedly turned Tanglewood upside down that evening. I proved to myself and to everyone around me that Rock and Roll is here to stay and that I am 100% true to this BLOG…I was told over and over that I “took fun into the stratosphere…and beyond!”  A handsome dude from California told me “We are moving our chairs near you!” Someone even asked me if I was with the band?

So to all my good friends and family who stayed home this is what went down on the quintessential summer evening of July 29th in a little sliver of New England…..

Ming (the man in my life) picked me up and we drove westward down the Mass Pike. The heavenly rays of sun after a summer downpour led the way.

We listened to the Beatles while nibbling organic pretzels and coconut oiled popcorn (absolutely the best snack ever).

As soon as we arrived to Tanglewood we set up our little lawn party picnic! It was glorious. The weather was perfect, the crowds growing, and the anticipation of a good time was palpable.

We popped the champagne and made what I call Blissful Martini’s. It’s actually champagne topped off with Altar’s Herbal Martini…which is an exotic concoction of things like rose petals and elder flower. I was high just from reading the ingredient list. The sexy bottle reads:

Captivate and delight your spirit with a base of WHITE GRAPES layered with GERMAN CHAMOMILE FLOWERS, SWEET ROSE PETALS, PANDON and SHISO LEAF extract, HIBISCUS, and ELDERFLOWER.

Tease your palate with OSMANTHUS OOLONG layered in an herbal tonic of LEMON BALM, L-THEANINE, ROSE FLOWER, TEA FLOWER and PASSION FLOWER.

Monday evening picnic at Tanglewood
To enhance this exceptional mix we brought along some exclusive dark chocolate infused with lavender and vanilla. Our divine picnic basket was brimming over with our favorite delights. We sat on the lawn sipping the sublime drinks and the only way it could have been any better is if YOU were there.

Steve Miller with famous Joker
logo on his gee-tar

We strolled around and made friends. As soon as we got back to our spot the music began….and for the rest of the evening…we danced, and danced, and danced until everyone came from all over the lawn to join us! Steve Miller was super fantastic and every single song was classic. He played the entire “Joker” album from Shu Ba Du Ma Ma Ma Ma to Wild Mountain Honey. The vibe of the crowd was so much in sync with the music that when he later played a stellar rendition of Jet Airliner at that precise moment a jet airliner passed overhead and we all waved and blew kisses towards the sky.

“See what my Sweetie started?” That’s what my boyfriend said to me as I pranced, danced, leaped, stretched and oozed into a happy unstoppable groove . At first I was the only one dancing and little by little crowds gathered around us. For a moment (so into the music) I actually felt like I had gone back in time. Whenever I would stop moving people would start clapping for me and coming over to ask who I was! Ming gave everyone my blog card and now we have even more subscribers. Yahoo! Yippee!
I was having so much fun I just couldn’t believe it. So, my dear friends and family…next time I invite you to a concert please come along and be part of the Ageless practice firsthand. I promise it will be an experience that you will never forget! Make that a peace-promise…pass the rose petals please….Shu Ba Du Ma Ma Ma Ma…..



Sunday, July 28, 2013


seeing a song...

What do your favorite songs say about you? What do they look like?
 When I think of my all-time favorite songs ever… My Sweet Lord by George Harrison, Full Force Gale by Van Morrison, and Oh Oh Child by the Five Stair steps  they all have one thing in common, they are spiritual, they are optimistic, they are full of love and light! It makes me so happy to realize this.  Special songs truly touch our soul.  The words to the songs I love so much capture and reflect what is inside of me. If my cells and synapses jumped out of my body and formed a piece of sheet of music it would surely be one of these ultra-fabulous songs!  They feel like a part of me. They are me! I could listen to them forever.
 Due to my profound passion for music there are at least a dozen more songs/artists in my all-time favorite list.  Here’s one more….
Crystal Blue Persuasion by Eddie Grey, Tommy James and Mike Vale. The song hit the charts in 1969 but sounds divine even now. This song fits quite nicely with my other favorites. And is aligned with my deeply spiritual theme. I love MY Songs! What are some of yours?
Here are the lyrics to Crystal Blue Persuasion:
 Look over yonder
What do you see?
The sun is a'risin
Most definitely

A new day is coming
Ooh ooh
People are changing
Ain't it beautiful
Crystal blue persuasion

Better get ready
To see the light
Love, love is the answer
Oooh ooh
And that's all right

So don't you give up now
So easy to find
Just look to your soul
And open your mind

Crystal blue persuasion
Mmm, mmm
It's a new vibration
Crystal blue persuasion
Crystal, blue persuasion

Maybe tomorrow
When he looks down
On every green field
And every town
All of his children
And every nation
They'll be peace and good brotherhood

Crystal blue persuasion
Crystal blue persuasion
Crystal blue persuasion
Crystal blue persuasion
Crystal blue persuasion
This photograph was recently taken at the Quarry in Gloucester, Massachusetts. I took the picture myself and it’s absolutely one of the best snapshots I have ever taken! And, I think it captures the essence of many of my favorite songs...and thus....the essence of me.

Monday, July 15, 2013



I couldn't eat. I couldn't sleep. I was practically pinging off the walls. Something had gotten to me… Make that someone. Make that someone Paul McCartney!

Last Tuesday, July 9th, I was not myself. I couldn't figure out what was wrong with me. I realized it was a bad case of Beatlemania! Or, to be more specific Maca-Mania! I just love…. Absolutely adore, Paul McCartney. I always have and I always will. I grew up believing that one day I would marry him. And, I still believe that I will meet him. Don't laugh. Everyone that knows me knows that if anyone can meet Sir Paul it's me. That notion makes me very excited. And, as it turns out I found a way, created something that could quite well lead me to Paul. But in the meantime…

Last Tuesday I was in my full glory as an adult-teenybopper getting ready to go see Paul in concert.  I had so much fun. The radio station WROR had been playing all Paul all day. And they weren't kidding. I was singing along to every single song that my voice was hoarse even before I got to Fenway Park (where the concert would be held). I carried on throughout the day doing everything I had to do but kept one ear glued to the radio. I even called the station and wouldn't you know it my gushing love for Paul came through. The disc jockey ended up playing our little chit chat. And I didn't even sound that bad. It must have been my effusive state and swooning over Paul McCartney that got me on the air.  “I am already crying” I told the DJ. I just knew what I would be in for having seen Paul in concert already four times and once with the Beatles! That's part of the reason I was so excited. I don't think there's any entertainer on earth that can compare to Paul. He's the ultimate. If I could meet anyone in the world it would be Paul McCartney (Oprah is a close second). 

He may still be adorable but, I speak mostly from a music standpoint. It's his music, his songs, his lyrics, the beats, the rhythm, the history, the nostalgia. The notes to every song are infused in my psyche. That's why I will always love Paul and the Beatles. Their music represents my entire life till now. And I know most everyone reading this can relate.

Going to the concert with two friends who had not seen him before was a real treat. They were almost as excited as I was. “I feel like I am part of something historic,” my friend said. As soon as Paul took the stage and started the show with eight days a week I was ecstatic.  He was absolutely incredible. He must read this blog because he surely is Ageless. He had so much energy and sang for three hours with passion. We could all feel it. The night just got better. I danced in the aisles with my hands in the air. It was glorious. It truly felt like a religious experience for me. And no one seemed to mind me bopping up and down. As a matter of fact many of the other concertgoers were giving me high fives. And after the show people were coming over to me and telling me they enjoyed my enthusiasm and my dancing. I even acted out some of the songs. Like when he sang it's just another day, I happened to have a raincoat handy and I put my hands in the pockets when he sang dipping in the pockets of her raincoat.  And when he sang band on the run, well I truly let loose because that's one of my all-time favorite songs. I think for a moment I was somewhere around third base. And then I ran back to my seat through the crowd with glee….as a fan on the run!!!!!!

I'm still naturally high and his show in Boston was almost a week ago. I feel even better because I  have created something that I am pretty certain will help me meet him one day! You’ll see. And, you will be the first to know. That’s a Peace- Promise! So stick around now…. This blog is gearing up to explode with something out of this world wonderful. And something that will lead me to Paul! I think it's fair to say my long and winding yellow brick road will lead me to his door… And followers of this blog, including Aunty in spirit, will be right by my side. Just like I believe Linda will always be by Paul's...


Thursday, July 4, 2013


I love to celebrate the Fourth of July. Simply because we live in America we celebrate our freedom on Independence Day.

The day will be most memorable in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival…It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade…bonfires and illuminations (fireworks) from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forevermore. –John Adams, July 3, 1776

Here are some pictures of my family enjoying the July 4th Holiday...hope you are enjoying yours....
Ageless Aunty with her lovely nieces....
And nephew
We had the grill, the music, the fireworks. We had red, white, and blue rings and things, and hats and shirts. We were festive. We raised our glasses. We toasted each other and our love for this country! Some wore Boston Strong shirts. I even got to hold Avery Grace!
This little American's first fourth....
We had so much fun.... I am on my way back for more. Most of the guests stayed over night because no one wanted to leave! Now that's a party!
I think our founding fathers approve!
God Bless America....and YOU TOO!