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Book Review: 136 Ideas For Rockstar Employee Engagement

136 Ideas For Rockstar Employee Engagement, by James Dodkins [Note:  This book was provided for review by Reedsy Discovery.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] I found this book greatly enjoyable to read.  Although I am a lyrical tenor … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: Beck

Can a one-hit wonder be an obvious snub for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?  Absolultely, if you’re talking about Beck.  A stylistic chameleon who kept on seeking to show diverse facets of his complex musical persona throughout a … Continue reading

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A Preliminary Defense Of The Jets’ You’ve Got It All

One of the consistent patterns of song reviewing is that a certain set of songs consistently receives a lot of hate by those who review music in given years.  One of those songs happens to be one I greatly enjoy … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal For The Creation Of A Soundtrack Pop Format

From time to time I enjoy reading discussions about the formulation of various radio formats.  Although my current connection to radio is slight, at one time I was a college radio DJ and I have retained an interest in the … Continue reading

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

If you grew up as a fan of rock & roll in the nineties and oughts, there are likely a lot of Lenny Kravitz songs you know.  Perhaps you know his work with other labelmates like Sheryl Crow or Mick … Continue reading

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Life Among The Stans

If you want to see a community full of a narrow jargon and low intellectual and rational capability, there are few better communities to watch than stans of various musicians.  As someone who spends too much of my limited time … Continue reading

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The Water Is Wide

Sometimes it is best to tell a story by going backwards, and that is what I will do today.  Recently, I and two others were asked to prepare ourselves for an offertory piece of music for Pentecost, and though we … Continue reading

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Book Review: Three Plays

Three Plays, by August Wilson, with an afterword by Paul Carter Harrison Having read two of the three plays in this particular collection before, I came to this book looking to enjoy the play that I had not read before, … Continue reading

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

Although I have been a fan of Sheryl Crow’s since her solo debut in Tuesday Night Music Club, and later on I realized that I had been somewhat familiar with her thanks to her work as a backup vocalist for … Continue reading

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Book Review: Seven Guitars (The Century Cycle #5)

Seven Guitars (The Century Cycle #5), by August Wilson I must say that as someone who reads plays a lot, it is somewhat surprising to me to think that this play is the first I have read by this particular … Continue reading

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