Category Archives: Music History

I Wanna Go Back

It is easy to be fond of the music of Eddie Money. I’ve written about him and his music several times already [1] and will likely do more so in the future, I have always found something immensely appealing about … Continue reading

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Time In A Bottle

For a variety of reasons, I have long been fascinated with the posthumous careers of artists. In general, I consider myself a somewhat morbid person who has an intense interest in the influence of death on life, and this native … Continue reading

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

When you think of the Human Leauge, most people think of one song, “Don’t You Want Me,” where a man and a woman sing about their romantic frustrations and where a powerful man and a young woman just starting ponder … Continue reading

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Letters From My Mailbox: Part Five

To continue a series that has been quiet for a while, here is the latest installment where I reply to messages sent to me that require too lengthy of a comment to put in the comment section of a post … Continue reading

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The Six Degrees Of Lil Nas X

From time to time I have commented on the strange career (so far) of Lil Nas X. With his first hit being a strange trap country hybrid that demonstrated his love of games and a fondness for finding strange niches … Continue reading

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Raised On Radio: An Underrated Gem

Although it has not always been cool to say so, I have long been a fan of Journey, and the last album in their run of success through the late 1970’s and 1980’s is “Raised On Radio.” When looked in … Continue reading

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

In evidence of one of the more strange and pointless rivalries that exist among fans of music, when I was a teenager and young adult, a close friend and I had an argument as to which of the noted Irish … Continue reading

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

As a teenager, my brother called me a male Alanis Morissette, supposing it was an insult, because of the way that I would write poetry that was as emotionally bare as Alanis’ music has been throughout much of her career.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Songs In The Shade Of The Olive Tree

Songs In The Shade Of The Olive Tree: Lullabies and Nursery Rhymes From The Maghreb, collected by Hafida Favret & Magdelaine Lerasle, arranged by Paul Mindy, and illustrated by Nathalie Novi It is very telling what sort of material one … Continue reading

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Wake-Up Call

For a variety of reasons, one of my favorite songs by the widely derided group Maroon 5 has been their early song “Wake Up Call.”  This particular song was a top twenty hit from their second album, “It Won’t Be … Continue reading

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