Category Archives: Music History

Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: Luther Vandross

If I had told you there was a R&B singer who had sold in the neighborhood of 30 million copies, and every one of whose albums had gone at least gold, a few of them multi-platinum, and had achieved multiple … Continue reading

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Book Review: That’s So 90s Pop

That’s So 90s Pop:  A Fill-In Activity Book, by Patrick Sullivan [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Blogging For Books/Clarkson Potter Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] As someone whose teenage years took place in … Continue reading

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Hopeless Romantic

As some readers of this space may know, I happen to be a big fan of Michelle Branch, and I have been at least since her major label debut [1].  It has been seven years since the release of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Landscapes In Music

Landscapes In Music, by David B. Knight Although a relatively short read at just over 200 pages, this is the sort of book that will likely appeal most to people who have a love of geography as well as a … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Stevie Nicks

One of the worst-kept secrets of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is that it is far easier to be inducted as a solo artist if one has already been inducted as part of a group and vice versa. … Continue reading

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Written In The Sands

From 1971 to 1999, every calendar year without exception, Elton John had a top 40 hit on the American pop charts, a record of consistent success that will likely never be equaled.  The last of these hit singles was a … Continue reading

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Living In A Box

There is little that is new about container thinking.  Although I am not a particularly handsome person myself, I happen to know quite a few people whose approaches to their own physical attractiveness is highly ambivalent.  On the one hand, … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Peter Cetera

When Chicago [1] was recently inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, one of the inductees refused to join them:  Peter Cetera.  Peter Cetera, who was responsible for writing some of and singing many more of Chicago’s hits … Continue reading

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Album Review: TOP x MM: The Mutemath Sessions

TOP x MM:  The Mutemath Sessions , by Twenty One Pilots And Mutemath Alright, so for those who are not aware, I am a fan of quirky indie music and have the chance to review it from time to time … Continue reading

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These Silly Little Wounds Will Never Mend

Often, my favorite songs of the year come out of left field, which ought not to be too surprising given the fact that I am a somewhat eccentric person.  Last year, for example, my favorite two songs of the year … Continue reading

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