After being in love with Adam Ant since my teens, I finally got to see him at The Palladium, St. Petersburg, Florida. Looking around at the audience it looked like women in their 40’s dressed in short skirts, smokey eye shadow, and the usual 80s attire. Yes, I was one of them. Adam Ant may have been older (no wrinkles and really smooth skin) and little pudgier but he still could belt out the songs and bring everybody hopping to their feet. Adam was dressed in his pirate/highwayman attired but the Native American stripe across his nose is gone with the New Wave Days. I kept thinking that Johnny Depp fashioned his Captain Jack Sparrow look from Adam Ant and not Keith Richards, like everybody has been led to believe. But then, who knows?
I grew up in a household full of rock music, studied journalism in college, and then became a scientist.Although my science career has served me well, music has always played a major role in my life. I grew up reading "Creem" magazine; I play several musical instruments as a "hobby";and it seems a camera has always been in my hand. Now, I am combining what I love the most--music and photography--serving as editor of Rock At Night. My motto: life is short...no regrets. Chyrisse