Category Archives: Music History

Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Little River Band

I must admit that I was a fan of the Little River Band’s music long before I knew who they were.  Unlike some bands whose name I knew very early, this was a band I did not really discover until … Continue reading

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Coming To Terms In The Creation And Enjoyment Of Music

There is often a great disconnect between various different audiences and stakeholders when it comes to the world of music.  Over and over again, music critics (many of whom I spend a fair amount of time listening to) lament the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cover Me

Cover Me:  The Stories Behind The Greatest Cover Songs Of All Time, by Ray Padgett As someone who is generally fond of cover songs, this is a book I happily waited for from the library for it to arrive.  Although … Continue reading

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Book Review: You Don’t Know Me But You Don’t Like Me

You Don’t Know Me But You Don’t Like Me:  Phish, Insane Clown Posse, And My Misadventures With Two Of Music’s Most Maligned Tribes, by Nathan Rabin I would have liked this book more if it would have been less suffused … Continue reading

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Book Review: Weird Al: The Book

Weird Al:  The Book, by Nathan Rabin with Al Yankovic I have long been a fan of Weird Al [1]–who could not be a fan of an iconoclastic, nerdy, accordian playing person who has successfully mashed up polka, pop, rock, … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: .38 Special

It is easy to think that one knows a band from a small selection of its music sometimes, and certainly .38 Special was in that category of bands.  Growing up in rural central Florida, I heard some of their music … Continue reading

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It Was Acceptable At The Time

[Image taken from:  http://christopherankamedia.blogspot.com/2013/09/video-analysis-calvin-harris-acceptable.html.  Check out the blog; it’s a good one on textual analysis of the song and video for “Acceptable In The 80’s, by British DJ Calvin Harris.] One of the things I most enjoy about listening to … Continue reading

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And She Likes Everyone

There are many ways in which someone can be a cultural innovator or trendsetter, and strangely enough I often find myself puzzled by the way that Justin Bieber serves in that role as a musician despite the fact that at … Continue reading

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Mysteries Of The Bible: How Was Junia Of Note Among The Apostles?

Sometimes mysteries return again and again for one to ponder over and wrestle with.  So it is with today’s mystery, an example of a situation where the place and role of a person mentioned only once in the scriptures becomes … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Billy Idol

Anyone who remembers the early days of MTV and long afterward likely has some favorite moment related to Billy Idol.  For some, it is the inventive and creative music videos that he performed for songs like “White Wedding” and “Rebel … Continue reading

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