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That’s News To Me

Having retrieved my headphones from my previous computer at work, I was able yesterday at last to find an acceptable source of free and unblocked music for me to listen to at work.  Given my tendency to be highly anxious … Continue reading

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You Know My Name

“You Know My Name” happens to be one of my favorite Bond themes of all time, and it is easy to understand why.  The music has a cinematic quality well captured in the music video, which shows singer Chris Cornell … Continue reading

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Album Review: After Laughter

For quite some time, I have been fond of the music of Paramore [1], and when I found they had a new album out, and that even people who did not think of themselves as fans of the album were … Continue reading

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It’s Not My Fault, So Please Don’t Trip

I am surprised that there is so much hate for Keri Hilson among the group of people who still remember her.  During the early 2010’s, the R&B singer had a handful of top 40 hits, two successful albums, and even … Continue reading

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

Sometimes I hesitate a bit in writing about an act that I particularly like.  For a writer like myself who is at least a bit of a curmudgeon when it comes to dealing with the inevitable debates that come over … Continue reading

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Book Review: An Outlaw And A Lady

An Outlaw And A Lady:  A Memoir Of Music, Life With Waylon, And The Faith That Brought Me Home, by Jessi Colter with David Ritz [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishing.  All thoughts and … Continue reading

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Hands To Heaven

Few people today remember the band Breathe.  Along with other acts like Johnny Hates Jazz (ironically), they helped establish the smooth jazz genre through their own brand of soft rock.  Also, somewhat oddly, although they were an English pop rock … Continue reading

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

In the early 1980’s, there was a rush of bands that, inspired by Roxy Music, had somewhat repetitive monikers.  Unlike Talk Talk [1], who distinguished themselves by helping to invent post-rock music and make the world safe for chance music, … Continue reading

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Making Movies

The third studio album from Dire Straits [1] was called Making Movies.  The album itself was moderately popular, peaking in the top 20 of the US album charts (it did better in the UK as well as Europe) and ending … Continue reading

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Album Review: Icon: The Best Of Vanessa Carlton

Icon:  The Best Of Vanessa Carlton, by Vanessa Carlton There are a lot of people who have read what I have said about the career of Vanessa Carlton [1] and thought that I was not fond of her music.  This … Continue reading

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