Let the Memories Count the Miles and Never Be Forgotten

Its the day after Christmas. My flight out of Midway Airport in Chicago landed at 9:30 a.m. on the 23. My The Academy Is Almost Here 10 Year Anniversary Tour adventures have come to an end. As I write this, I am sitting in my room listening to the "Fast Times" album on vinyl. Chicago … Continue reading Let the Memories Count the Miles and Never Be Forgotten

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The Writers Weren’t Kidding

"Weekend warriors and our best friends, The writers weren't kidding but the good things will live in our hearts." This is more than just a famous lyric from "Down and Out" by The Academy Is... This is what the Almost Here 10 year anniversary tour means to me. One of my biggest regrets is never … Continue reading The Writers Weren’t Kidding

The Good Times Will Live in Our Hearts

Its 7 a.m., and my alarm is rudely going off inside this dark room at my hostel. It's Saturday morning, September 12, and finally THE day that I see The Academy Is... play to thousands of fans at Riot Fest Chicago. I have waited six years to see this band perform. I was in the … Continue reading The Good Times Will Live in Our Hearts