At least IMHO. BTW, I am not overlooking the passing of Glen Campbell. I have been meaning to write about him for some time but haven’t yet had a chance. First up is the song, “Mad World,” originally released by Tears for Fears on their … Continue reading Songs Whose Cover Is Better Than The Original
Wikipedia: The Lowell Folk Festival is the longest running, and second largest, free folk festival in the United States. Only Seattle’s Northwest Folklife is larger, both in attendance and number of performance stages. It is made up of three days of traditional music, dance, craft demonstrations, street parades, … Continue reading The Lowell Folk Festival
☛Pursuant to our recent conversation about the supposed death of the electric guitar, I got to thinking about how much poorer rock ‘n roll would be had it never existed. What if Johnny B. Goode had to be played on a synth? (Assuming it existed … Continue reading Random Observations and Alternative Facts
Who’s saying it’s dying? Well, in case you missed it, there was an article in the Washington Post recently entitled “Why my guitar gently weeps: The slow, secret death of the six-string electric. And why you should care.” It was written by Geoff Edgers who, if … Continue reading The Death of the Electric Guitar?
The Music Enthusiast thinks it’s important to maintain some humility in life. He feels, as Winston Churchill supposedly said of prime minister Clement Attlee, that he has much to be humble about. But he woke up this morning to the following message: “My name is … Continue reading The Music Enthusiast Receives a Major Award!
Back when I did my Beatles series, I believe I mentioned in there somewhere that they would pop up now and again on these pages, randomly. (Most Beatles videos have been pulled from the Internet so my series is now a mishmash of live stuff and … Continue reading Random Beatles stuff
A new series. An occasional post wherein I ponder things that (musically) matter….. Nigel Tufnel: I’m really influenced by Mozart and Bach, and it’s sort of in between those, really. It’s like a Mach piece, really. Marty DiBergi: What do you call this? Nigel Tufnel: … Continue reading Random Observations and Alternative Facts