Latest Band Obsession…

196F3B37-8626-47D9-AC46-FECFD209CE9Cthe Struts

I don’t think I’ve seen a better live band in years! Really worth the effort especially if you like original rock and roll that has very obvious, but not overwhelming,  glam/Queen/Bowie/Stones influences. They are definitely influenced but very much their own thing and should be listened to. Strong melodies and lyrics, awesome live performances and very talented musicians.

And this from the show I saw in Baltimore, MD on 11/18/18…

Rock and Roll Fantasy

 

Jailbreak: A Rock and Roll Fantasy Realized https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KXW3X3N/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_rcFdCbG383MX8

Available now!

Siobhan O’Neil is a middle-aged, Rock and Roll obsessed mother of two adult sons who decided it was time to follow a dream. I’ve always written and have a very active imagination which is definitely highlighted within these pages. I hope you enjoy as much as I enjoyed writing this rock and roll gem.

Welcome to my first book full of rock and roll, romance, and some mischief that is semi- biographical but full of fantasy.

Aislinn had endured two bad marriages and was determined to get a few dreams fulfilled before she didn’t have the option anymore. She was ready to rebuild her identity and confidence that had been stripped from her over the course of twenty-five years. Little did she know that one of her dreams would lead her back to something she thought she’d never do again.

Cillian had spent the last thirty-plus years touring with his band. He had never married and had just ended a fifteen year relationship that he realized had been full of lies, greed and cheating. He figured he had plenty of opportunity to find female company if he really wanted it but he really wasn’t interested.

Could two people who had endured so much find love again?

The Influence of Music 

Music has a connection to everything I do. I grew up in a very creatively motivated home. My parents painted, sang, and played instruments. There was usually music on somewhere in the house. I recall playing The Talking Heads on my stereo while my older brother below me played Nat King Cole and my younger brother next to him played Rush. My mother would have opera or classical playing on her stereo in the living room…only if there wasn’t a string quartet in our large living room or one of us kids practicing piano, flute, drums or guitar. None of us children became virtuosos but, we all became very dependent on music. All of us had music on more than the TV back in the ‘70’s and ‘80’s…long before video games and cellphones. 

I feel lost without music in the background. Some of my best ideas come when I’m concentrating on the music or after I see a live show. The key for me is live shows. I’m energized and in a great mood for days after a concert. I like to go to concerts the way some people go to movies. It’s an escape for me. 

So, it makes perfect sense that my Beads and Maille creations are increasingly becoming influenced by music. 

That will be my new mission. Vegan leather, guitar pick and musical note pendants and charms, more red and black, more black with brighter colors and more stainless steel. 

Tom Petty 

There was a reason that I wore that bandana that way!


This week, my heart was broken. No words really. He’s meant so much to me and my world of music, my sanity. Rest in eternal peace T.P.  Thank you and thank god for your enduring legacy…