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

At first glance, Bruce Hornsby would not appear to have been an obvious candidate for one of the most versatile and creative artists of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.  If you look at only his hit singles, he … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dancing With Myself

Dancing With Myself, by Billy Idol This is the sort of memoir that someone who is a big fan of Billy Idol would likely greatly appreciate.  As someone who is somewhat of a fan of his music, not much of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wham!, George Michael, & Me

Wham!, George Michael, & Me:  A Memoir, by Andrew Ridgeley I must admit that as an American, my familiarity with the music of Wham! really involves their second album, which was by far the most popular in the states.  George … Continue reading

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Book Review: Man On The Run

Man On The Run:  Paul McCartney In The 1970’s, by Tom Doyle This book was a fascinating one in that it discusses a key decade in the life and career of Paul McCartney.  If the author is not quite as … Continue reading

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On The Logistics Of Creating Your Own Charts

It is easy to criticize a company like Billboard when they make arbitrary decisions about what sort of streaming they consider to be the most important, but creating music charts is not an easy business.  It is a lot harder … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Men At Work

They weren’t here for a long time, but they were here for a good time.  Exploding on to the pop scene in the early 1980’s with their pleasant songs with a strong base in Australian music and culture, Men At … Continue reading

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Book Review: 99 Problems

99 Problems:  Superstars Have Bad Days, Too, by Ali Graham This book is a lot funnier if you know and appreciate the Jay-Z hit song 99 Problems and wonder what problems the successful billionaire has.  The more you know the … Continue reading

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

Sometimes it’s unfortunate how a band is remembered.  Like many people I know the band for their biggest hit, “One Thing Leads To Another.”  It’s a great song and one that any band would have been happy to have as … Continue reading

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Six Degrees Of DaBaby

For those who are not aware, largely because they do not follow the contemporary music charts, DaBaby is a relatively new up and coming rapper who entered into mainstream success with his single Suge and has since proven himself to … Continue reading

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She’s A Beauty And The Difficulties Of Satire

From time to time I ponder the difficulties of satire in the contemporary era [1].  It is worth remembering, though, that every age has presented its own barriers to satire, both in understanding that something is satirical at the time, … Continue reading

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