This past weekend, I drove to Spring Green, WI, so I could join the Chicago Skeptics group on a tour of House on the Rock. As a supermegabonus to the fact that I’d be spending an afternoon at the House on the Rock with Chicagoans whom I do not see often enough, they were also bringing in George Hrab to play a concert that night.
For those of you who are familiar with Mr. Hrab, he is the drummer for the Philadelphia Funk Authority, as well as a rather accomplished solo musician and a podcaster. His solo and podcasting work are often of a skeptic and/or atheist bent, which has made him rather popular in certain circles, but I believe I’d be a fan of his music even if I wasn’t a skeptic. His music is chock full of challenging rhythms, interesting instrumentation, and, well, skill. It’s just the sort of stuff that’s in the middle of my personal taste strike zone.
I first met Geo very briefly at Dragon*Con 2007, but I got to know him and his work much better when I ran into him in Ecuador. (!) Yes, we wound up on the same Galapagos cruise together. Hell, we wound up in a parade together. Fun times!
But I digress. The point is, Geo was suddenly going to be in my neck of the woods, so I had to go visit. Continue Reading →