Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Double Door Show On Sunday

This Sunday, we’ll be holding our show to honor the history of the Double Door Inn, on what would have been its 45th anniversary, and to bring back together the people and music that made the place so special. For the anniversary, we decided to spotlight those in Charlotte that made the place their home for many years. Monday Night All Stars, Lenny Federal Band, and Randy Franklin & The Sardines. Rob Thorne is coming back from Florida to play the show, and I have it on good authority that some familial faces will be joining Lenny during his set. We also will be welcoming back the Karres family, and those that were, and still are part of the Double Door family.

It’s Christmas time. Time to welcome old friends and new, and share again the joys of friendship and life. Which this world needs more of. Doors at the Neighborhood Theatre open at 6pm, and the show starts at 7pm. And tickets are $10, in advance or at the door. And I really hope to see you there.

Happy Christmas, and I hope to see you all again soon.
-Daniel
December 12, 2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Thank You Everyone

My sincere thank you to everyone that sent along their best wishes and condolences on my father-in-law's passing. It really has meant a lot. Tell your friends and loved ones that you love them, and remember that yours, and their love is forever. See you soon, and see you on the road.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43SNQmOUUrg

-Daniel
December 11, 2018

Friday, December 7, 2018

RIP Morris Barley

This morning, my father-in-law Morry Barley left this earthly place for his next adventure. But this day does not define him, or his life. It is not even the most important day in his life, Sixty-one years ago today, he went on his first date with Janet Crane, who would soon become his partner for more than sixty years. You cannot encapsulate a full life like his in one day, or any day. Morry was, and will always be, more than that.

Morry was born into the depression, and like many of that time, had to find his own way to health and happiness. He spent time in the Army reserve, and saw much of the world. He worked 44 years at GMAC. He had a head full of opinions and observations, and was often more than willing to share them. He enjoyed great restaurants, fine drinks and a good sports game on TV. He and Jan would live across much of Ohio, while raising Dean Barley and Sandra Barley. I first met Jan and Morry in early 2000, about a month after Sandra and I started dating. I had not met a grilfriend’s parents since I was 12 years old, and I knew that at the time, being a videographer that liked to photograph rock & roll bands may not possibly be promising son-in-law material.  But Jan and Morry took me in, and I soon became part of their family, just as they became part of mine. 

Through it all, Morry remained an individual, Through the health ailments, and various bouts of cancer, he never let go of who he was. He was a character, as they used to say, and I still say. In a world of sameness, Morry was never that. And that will never change. As of today, the cancer is gone, and the pain is gone. All that remains is the love and life experiences that he shared with all of us that knew him, and we will continue to share that as we, his family and friends, take his lifetime of stories and adventures with us, wherever we go. His story goes on, beyond this day, or any day.

Safe travels, Morry. Thank you. Until I see you again, someday. 
-Daniel
December 7, 2018

 

Thursday, December 6, 2018

New Familiars Tribute To Levon Helm Photos, Charlotte, NC, November 23, 2018

New Familiars
Tribute To Levon Helm
Visulite Theater
Charlotte, NC
November 23, 2018
All photos copyright 2018 Daniel Coston











-Daniel
December 6, 2018

Amigo Photo, Charlotte, NC, December 2, 2018

Amigo
Thirsty Beaver
Charlotte, NC
December 2, 2018
Photo copyright 2018 Daniel Coston

-Daniel
December 6, 2018

Spongetones Photos, Charlotte, NC, November 25, 2018

Spongetones
Evening Muse
Charlotte, NC
November 25, 2018
All photos copyright 2018 Daniel Coston





Patterson Hood Photos, Charlotte, NC, December 5, 2018

Patterson Hood
Visulite Theater
Charlotte, NC
December 5, 2018
All photos copyright 2018 Daniel Coston




-Daniel
December 6, 2018