(Picture: Thunderclap Newman with (sort of) band member Pete Townshend) In music, there are, of course, those who have hit after hit after hit. Elvis, The Beatles, The Eagles, etc. And then there are the other guys (and gals) who manage to scale the heights once, … Continue reading One-hit wonders
A couple of weeks ago I had the (semi) bright idea of soliciting songs from fellow bloggers to put together a combined playlist. The restrictions – such as they were – were that they had to submit three songs from the rock, soul, blues, jazz, … Continue reading Good Clean Fun to Over the Rainbow – The Blogger’s Playlist – Revealed
So here’s a little history: the Christmas before last I published a list of some of my favorite XMAS songs. (For whatever reason I wasn’t feeling so Christmas-y this year so I didn’t do that.) And several people gave me names of some of their … Continue reading Announcing – The Blogger’s Playlist
Program note – Showtime is premiering a documentary tonight (2/10/18) called Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars. You KNOW I’m watching that. Tin Pan Alley gets its name from the tin-panny sounds of pianos that are banged and rattled there by night and day as … Continue reading Tin Pan Alley and the “Brill Building Sound”
Being a periodic brain dump of miscellaneous stuff that doesnt seem to quite fit anywhere else. ►Earlier this month, a guy named Rick Hall died at the age of 85. If that name is unfamiliar to you, he is the guy that started FAME studios in … Continue reading Fake News and Alternative Facts
Well, despite the best efforts of both our beloved (?) president and the madman across the water in North Korea, anyone reading this has apparently made it through another year. Congratulations. I don’t have anything particularly intelligent to say here. What else is new, you … Continue reading Happy New Year?
Nobody pictured above actually has a song in this post. I just dug the picture. In Part One of my magnum opus (heh!), I pondered whether rock was still a viable life force or if like ’40’s big band music, it was dying on the … Continue reading The State of Rock Today – Part II