Synchronistically, the day before I got an email confirming Adam Ant's canceled February date at Hard Rock in Tampa had been rescheduled for September, I'd been driving around playing Adam and the Ants' Antics in the Forbidden Zone ANT-thology, singing and spazzing out like I was a tween again. As much as I'm not a fan of "greatest hits" reductions, I really love this one, which brings you from lo-fi gems like Adam and the Ants' "Kick" and "Xerox" to the catchy pop sensations of Adam Ant's solo hits "Goody Two Shoes" (which I nixed from my copy) and "Friend or Foe." I always thought Ant was so original with his combination of indigenous tribal music, brassy flair, proto New Wave rock and old-fashioned romantic swish; plus he was sexy, clever and an utterly entertaining showman. I saw seen him perform for his "Strip" tour at the Bayfront Center during my freshman year of high school and it changed my life. Count me in for Hard Rock's upcoming nostalgia fest. Who knows? Maybe he’ll treat us to a cut or two off his forthcoming (release date pending) LP, Adam Ant Is the Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner's Daughter. Also on the bill: Brothers of Brazil.