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Talking Is Hard: The Many Consequences Of An Obvious Truth

From time to time I like to reflect on the connections that draw my often disparate reflections and ruminations together.  I tend to find that I am both more complex and more simple than people tend to recognize, more layered … Continue reading

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Coming To Terms In The Creation And Enjoyment Of Music

There is often a great disconnect between various different audiences and stakeholders when it comes to the world of music.  Over and over again, music critics (many of whom I spend a fair amount of time listening to) lament the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cover Me

Cover Me:  The Stories Behind The Greatest Cover Songs Of All Time, by Ray Padgett As someone who is generally fond of cover songs, this is a book I happily waited for from the library for it to arrive.  Although … Continue reading

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Book Review: You Don’t Know Me But You Don’t Like Me

You Don’t Know Me But You Don’t Like Me:  Phish, Insane Clown Posse, And My Misadventures With Two Of Music’s Most Maligned Tribes, by Nathan Rabin I would have liked this book more if it would have been less suffused … Continue reading

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Book Review: Weird Al: The Book

Weird Al:  The Book, by Nathan Rabin with Al Yankovic I have long been a fan of Weird Al [1]–who could not be a fan of an iconoclastic, nerdy, accordian playing person who has successfully mashed up polka, pop, rock, … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: .38 Special

It is easy to think that one knows a band from a small selection of its music sometimes, and certainly .38 Special was in that category of bands.  Growing up in rural central Florida, I heard some of their music … Continue reading

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

Anyone who remembers the early days of MTV and long afterward likely has some favorite moment related to Billy Idol.  For some, it is the inventive and creative music videos that he performed for songs like “White Wedding” and “Rebel … Continue reading

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Not All Repetition Is Vain Repitition

Recently I have come to appreciate one song in particular by the contemporary singer Dua Lipa.  Dua Lipa is a young woman of Albanian heritage and has become vastly popular, first in the United Kingdom, where she grew up and … Continue reading

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You Say: Some Thoughts About Christian Contemporary Music From A Somewhat Biased Commentator

Since the age of about fourteen or so I have been passionately interested in music charts.  During my high school years I would get up by choice before 6AM on Sunday mornings to record the chart data from Rick Dees’ … Continue reading

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

Admittedly, I was not aware of the staggeringly prolific music career of Petula Clark until very recently.  Although this was a singer who had long been suggested by readers as an obvious snub from the Rock & Roll Hall of … Continue reading

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