Matchbox 20 is a band I can say I saw them before they were huge. I was able to interview the band before they hit the big stages, when they were getting ready for their show at a little venue called Schuba’s in Chicago, Illinois.
I learned that Rob Thomas‘ first vehicle, a blue pick-up truck, was repossessed at a gig, and to be leery of old dudes, in trucks, carrying golf clubs.
(Image from: The Riviera Theater, Chicago, Illinois – November 4, 1997)
A lot of times blackbirds get a bad wrap for being, well, ugly. This striking blackbird, maybe a grackle, but I could be wrong, finds itself upon the highest perch it can find, proudly showing they can be beautiful.