Category Archives: Music
This stuff intrigues the hell out of me. I don't know why. We should be happy to bury these guys. After all, one of the things people want the most after a crime is for the bad guy to die. Underneath the Boot Hill grave that bears his name……. After I published this post, I [...]
I am not a music theorist, but even I know mashing up two songs written in the same key with the same time signature by playing one over the other takes little talent. This clever young man has taken Rhapsody in Blue and Bohemian Rhapsody and squeezed them together in such a way where the [...]
Kirk Baird, a pop culture reporter for the Toledo Blade, had an interesting piece in Sunday's edition of the paper on the appeal of classic rock. Here's the gist of the report, from R.E.O. Speedwagon vocalist Kevin Cronin, It’s certainly not of New York or L.A. It really is of the heartland. That’s where our [...]
Here is a nice piece from Grantland on Billy Joel and his continued relevance in popular culture despite a lack of any new material from him in 20 years. The article focuses on Joel’s 12-12-12 concert performance, which was pretty good considering the time that has passed, especially when compared with other 70′s performers like [...]
It's all very science-y. I do agree with a few of the commentators and that would seem to at least complicate these studies. It seems to me that my favorite pieces of music were not exactly well-received the first go round. Songs that I like instantly tend to get old quick. But songs whose enjoyment [...]
I always figured this was a song about people chasing dreams like young girls going out to LA for a movie/music career. Didn't realize it could be titled, Anti-Immigrant Song.
Not to be confused with the punk band, Phil Ramone produced several classic albums in the 70's and 80's, including one of my personal faves, Billy Joel's The Stranger. Ramone was 72.
Is Robert Plant getting a bit misty-eyed or is does he suffer from terminal wetness? Seriously though, the major thought that struck me while watching this was how unimportant Barack Obama seems. I mean like as between gods and mere mortals. Enjoy.
Here you go, folks. Emptying my queue this morning, some of which has been around for several weeks. Stock up on Chipotle early this year. Is Scientology self-destructing? Another great product review page from Amazon.com. Isn't it ironic, don't you think? I like reading about The Blues Brothers. Can't get enough Beatles.