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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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Serving The Song

Recently I was watching some videos on noted session musicians and a drummer making a video commented that the most important element in a given band was the song.  Each of the instruments involved is supposed to serve the song, … Continue reading

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

For whatever reason, bands with geographic names have had a hard time with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame:  Chicago [1] was slow to be inducted, and noted bands like Kansas [2], Boston, and America have yet to be … Continue reading

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Album Review: 100 Hits: The Best Eighties Album

100 Hits:  The Best Eighties Album, by various artists As this is my second collection from this particular series, it was easier to appreciate what this series brought to the table.  It is all too easy in a compilation to … Continue reading

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