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

Despite having three successful albums that made at least platinum status and several immensely popular mainstream and rock songs, there is one thing that Billy Squier is remembered for today, and it is something that has kept him coming up … Continue reading

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

Viewed in certain respects, Michael Bolton is an underdog sort of choice for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.  And Michael Bolton has an underdog story–of Eastern European background, he long toiled as an unsuccessful rock musician and a … Continue reading

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Album Review: The Magic Flute

The Magic Flute, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, performed by the Rundfunkchor Leipzig, Staatskapelle Dresden, and Sir Colin Davis I must say that I did not get as much out of this opera as I would have if I would have … Continue reading

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Album Review: HMS Pinafore (Vintage Collection)

HMS Pinafore (Vintage Collection), by Gilbert & Sullivan, performed by the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company About the only negative thing I have to say about this album is that it only includes the songs from the HMS Pinafore and not … Continue reading

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The Billboard Hot 100: A Case Study In Data Lying

One of the bedrock assumptions of the rise of data in contemporary life is the thesis that data doesn’t lie, but this assumption is very mistaken.  Part of what makes it so mistaken is the way that data requires interpretation … Continue reading

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A Shocking Lack Of Self-Awareness

Why is self-awareness so hard to attain in our present world?  To be sure, it is not only a problem in our times.  Nearly two thousand years ago it was said:  “For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and … Continue reading

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

Rarely is there a case where it seems that the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame has a particular family that they have failed to recognize but that is definitely the case with Dionne Warwick, who is a cousin of … Continue reading

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A Review Of The 2019 YE Hot 100: Part Two

Let’s get this done.  Most of my favorite songs of the year were in thelower reaches but there are still 50 songs to talk about, so why not finish what we started here. #50:  Beautiful People – Ed Sheeran f/Khalid … Continue reading

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Death Race For Love

Do celebrity deaths matter?  Today, as I write this, I have two celebrity deaths in my mind.  The first is of rapper JuiceWRLD, a 21-year old who had made two reasonably successful pop albums and had achieved some chart success … Continue reading

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A Review Of The 2019 YE Hot 100: Part One

Having several times looked at the YE charts [1], I thought it would be worthwhile to reflect upon the most popular music of 2019.  While 2019 was certainly a better year for music than 2016 or 2018, there was definitely … Continue reading

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