by Brad Roberts
This column is dedicated to our compatriot and fellow RFSL traveller Joel Robinson ( at right). I didn't know him that long but he made a lasting impression with his humility, intelligence, dedication to other artists, sense of humor, and his genuinely sweet demeanor. As RFSL's giveaway editor he was an eager and active participant in our series of show out a LaBrie's a few years ago. He drove me home from a number of shows and he obviously loved driving and the freedom of mobility it restored to him. Refusing to allow his handicap to restrict his activities, I would often see him at a few shows each week. He was a treasure and those of us who knew him feel lucky that we crossed paths.
Joel would want us to go out and see a show so I'll attempt to put together a week he would enjoy. Every night this week is an embarrassment of riches. Take Tuesday night for instance. too much to choose from. Among the bands Joel enjoyed, Halfbluud, Light FM, Modern Time Machines and Geronimo Getty make appearances this week. Read about everything else inside.