Category Archives: Music History

All The Right Moves

One of the bands that I do not think is well understood is OneRepublic.  The band exists, it seems, because lead singer/songwriter Ryan Tedder does not appear to want to be a solo artist.  To be sure, he could be.  … Continue reading

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My Thoughts On The Worst Pop Music Of 2018

A lot of the people I follow online make a lot of comments about terrible music, and this particular time of year is known among the music reviewing community as Lismas.  Lacking the sort of computer hardware to do vlogging … Continue reading

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Holding Back The Years

One of the unpleasant truths that one gains from listening to a lot of music as well as a lot of music criticism is that people do not do a good job at understanding the gulf between emoting and lyrics.  … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Hall Of Fame: Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan

Chaka Khan, despite the menacing name, is an easy artist to appreciate.  I grew up listening to a lot of adult contemporary on the radio, at least until my teenage years, when I discovered the joys of post-grunge adult alternative, … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Blood, Sweat & Tears

When one thinks of the obvious snubs of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the band Blood, Sweat & Tears doesn’t often come to mind.  That is not to say that it is difficult to make a strong case … Continue reading

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Portland Anonymous: Fragment Fourteen

I think silence was one of the most notable aspects of #N/A’s songwriting, but to be fair that isn’t something shared only by him.  The things one doesn’t talk about are just as important as the things one does talk … Continue reading

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Sometimes The Greatest Way To Say Something Is To Say Nothing At All

2018 has been a terrible year for music.  It has featured songs that had big debuts and then flopped hard, songs that were released too late in the year to qualify for its year end top 100 list, and songs … Continue reading

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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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