Category Archives: Music History

Portland Anonymous: Fragment Twelve

In looking at these videos I have reminded myself that #N/A was an enjoyable person to talk to, when he was in a talking mood, which was not all the time.  In all of the drama that we had as … Continue reading

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Portland Anonymous: Fragment Ten

He was an artist I definitely would have liked to have seen live, but he didn’t seem interested in touring.  I’m not sure why that was the case.  I mean, I know he was shy, but there are plenty of … Continue reading

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Book Review: 7 Events That Made America America

7 Events That Made America America And Proved That The Founding Fathers Were Right All Along, by Larry Schweikart How you view this book will depend in large part on how much you agree with the author’s libertarian perspective.  There … Continue reading

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Portland Anonymous: Fragment Four

A lot of people would have complained about being known for their ballads, but I don’t think he was one of them.  It was clear that his taste in music was broad just from what he recorded, whether it was … Continue reading

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

I can’t remember when I first heard of Outkast.  The first songs of theirs that I was aware of were probably Rosa Parks and Bombs Over Baghdad, but the first ones I remember hearing on the radio were Ms. Jackson … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: En Vogue

When one is looking at the greatest pop/rock acts to have never had a #1 despite multiple top 10 hits, there are a few obvious contenders.  One of them, Credence Clearwater Revival, was an obvious choice for induction into the … Continue reading

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Album Review: The Renaissance Of Italian Music

The Renaissance Of Italian Music, by various artists I must admit that I have a soft spot for Renaissance art and music, and this album has plenty of that.  The album even comes in a book that includes a great … Continue reading

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Album Review: Violin Adagios

Violin Adagios, by various artists From time to time I enjoy a break from my usual listening material while driving, and since I knew I did not have time to finish an audiobook before leaving on an extended trip to … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Dave Matthews Band

One word that tends to come to mind readily when it comes to looking at the critical reputation of the Dave Matthews Band is polarizing.  I find it hard to understand why this has to be the case.  Admittedly, I … Continue reading

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On Defining One Hit Wonders

Those who read my blog are likely at least somewhat aware of my fondness for one-hit wonders [1].  What is it that makes a group a one-hit wonder, though?  As is often the case when it comes to defining group … Continue reading

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