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

On his entertaining video for his ten least favorite songs of 1987, You Tube video blogger Todd In The Shadows, who I am particularly fond of [1], put at #1 Kenny G’s top ten hit “Songbird,” with some expletive-loaded commentary … Continue reading

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In Articulo Mortis

For whatever reason, it sometimes falls to me [1] to introduce songs for special music and to give some sort of explanation of their meaning or context.  I suppose it is well known that these are areas of interest to … Continue reading

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In Defense Of The Juggalo

Who is a juggalo and why am I speaking in his (or her) defense?  Although some of my readers may be familiar with juggalos as an organized group, many may not, as the term identifies those who are fans of … Continue reading

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

On the face of it, Carly Simon would appear to be an obvious choice for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.  She was an immensely successful singer-songwriter who wrote her own songs, won numerous awards and has … Continue reading

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Book Review: Your Playlist Can Change Your Life

Your Playlist Can Change Your Life:  10 Proven Ways Your Favorite Music Can Revolutionize Your Health, Memory, Organization, Alertness, And More, by Galina Mindlin, Don Durousseau, and Joseph Cardillo I am no stranger either to thinking about, reading about, or … Continue reading

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Book Review: Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me

Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me:  What Pop Music Rivalries Reveal About The Meaning Of Life, by Steven Hyden Although I don’t consider myself someone who participates in a great many feuds, I must admit that I am clearly very … Continue reading

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On Every Corner You Turn There’s A Heartache

This morning I woke up while it was still dark with the sound of a windstorm racing through the neighborhood.  Every once in a while the lonely sound of sirens [1] would sound through the early morning as some emergency … Continue reading

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Album Review: The Legendary Christine Perfect Album

The Legendary Christine Perfect Album, by Christine McVie There are several ironies about this album from the title alone.  For one, Christine Perfect (her maiden name) would not be the name by which she would become legendary, which was Christine … Continue reading

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Album Review: Christine McVie

During 1984, there was a break between Fleetwood Mac albums Mirage (1982) and Tango In The Night (1987) where several of the members of the band tried their hand at solo albums.  The efforts of Stevie Nicks were the most … Continue reading

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Book Review: Clapton: The Ultimate Illustrated History: Updated Edition

Clapton:  The Ultimate Illustrated History:  Updated Edition, by Chris Welch I happen to admit that this is a very good book, although the author generally puts the best foot forward about Clapton.  Let us take one minor example.  In 1998, … Continue reading

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