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 Thoughts and Alternative Facts
There is a site called Quora where people can ask and answer questions on a variety of topics. A question similar to the one in the title was posed by a reader and answered by a gentleman named Tom Higley to whom, all credit. I … Continue reading Why The (Relative) Dearth of Bands That Can Sell Out Arenas?
The fireworks are hailin’ over Little Eden tonight –“4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy),” Bruce Springsteen A very Merry Christmas And a Happy New Year Let’s hope it’s a good one For old and for young –“Happy XMAS (War Is Over),” John & Yoko/Plastic Ono … Continue reading Happy New Year
I’m not there, I’m gone —-Bob Dylan, I’m Not There I should start out by saying that I am second to no one in my admiration for Bob Dylan and his songwriting skills. I’ve written a three-part series on him starting here and listed him as … Continue reading My Thoughts on Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize for Literature
Strictly speaking, a legend is defined as, “a story coming down from the past, especially one popularly regarded as historical although not verifiable.” The story of Stagger Lee is verifiable. But the reality has become mythologized … In early 1959, a song by Lloyd Price … Continue reading The Legend of Stagger Lee