I want to challenge you to pick up an old favorite. Like REALLY favorite. An album that you listened to from the first song to the last every day for like 3 months. And listen to it AGAIN from first to last. I am listening to Abbey Road right now. Do you know how surprised … Continue reading Listen to the Whole Album
I know I wish it EVERY. DAY. I usually write about music here, and everything else over at my other site. But today I wrote a book review for an amazing story over on JenKehl.com you HAVE to read it! He even has an insider view on Sly and the Family Stone, I wish I … Continue reading Ever wish you were a concert promoter?
You may not know who Frank Zappa is, chances are if you're under 40 you don't. Maybe you do, but are wondering why you should care about this total freak show who created vulgar über wacko performance art concerts before that was cool? Oh and now you want to know when I'm going to get to … Continue reading 100 Ways Frank Zappa Influenced Who You Listen To Now
Baby Boomers are egotistical asses, especially when it comes to music! I should know. I'm a Baby Boomer. You have to remember, most Baby Boomers have followed music from its early days. Say, a Baby Boomer, born in 1954, will remember songs from the Everly Brothers, Elvis Presley, The Big Bopper, and Buddy … Continue reading Baby Boomers Music
How will you be remembered? Will you be the guy who fought for a cause? Or will you be a guy who had an amazing idea for a band, a band that would turn into a pop sensation?! What if you don't want your band to be a pop sensation? You dig your heals in the … Continue reading Blood Sweat and Tears
What are the first songs you remember in your life? Of course, the answer may have something to do with when you were born. It may also have something to do with the type of music your parents listened to. And, believe it or not, it may also have to do with what your mother … Continue reading What Are Your First Musical Memories?
So, you think radio was always the way it is today? Let's see, today, many "announcers" go into the studio, record all of their vocal breaks, and leave for the day. Oh, they might make a public appearance here or there, and cut a commercial or two, but in reality, radio has gone downhill over … Continue reading Radio Disc Jockey: Long Hairs Need Apply
Are you as burnt out as I am? I’m ready for something new … something different … something that I can get into and forget everything that’s been going on. Tommy Castro and the Painkillers just put out a new blues album. If you’re a fan of the blues, you’ll be happy to know that … Continue reading New Releases by Some Classic Rockers and Singer Songwriters
In an age when it’s too easy to become a Ninja Netflix addict, stealthily clicking “next episode” on the iPad at 2am, knowing that you’ll regret it, and not being able to resist doing so, because it’s RIGHT THERE, right NOW, on demand, it’s hard to imagine that there was a time when life was … Continue reading How On Demand Is Cheating Our Kids
Thanks for That Little Yellow Box While children and teenagers across the land were secretly reading books by flashlight under the covers, I was covertly listening to the radio. My parents were none the wiser, thanks to a plastic yellow box -- the Sony Sports Walkman. With the Walkman came the ability to listen without … Continue reading Thanks For That Magic Yellow Box
Have you ever heard a song that sounded so familiar you knew you'd heard it before, but it was now somehow different? Yeah, it was probably a cover. In the 1960's, laws against taking a song and changing it to fit your style was common practice. Chuck Berry and many more artists saw their classic … Continue reading Cover Songs, Uncovered
Cher has just released yet another album. No, the plastic surgery hasn't hurt her singing voice. Still, the constant beat that accompanies her voice, one that we hear on 90% of the Pop tunes put out by idiotic record producers of today, tends to be annoying after a couple of songs. I wish it was … Continue reading New Releases by Classic Artists
I was raised in a pretty shut-down household, where the music available was a strict diet of Classic FM (which I now love), Classical CDs (I love some of them), ‘Churchy’ music (still not that keen), and Gilbert and Sullivan (hate it with a passion). There was one exception (other than the stalwart ‘sung Times … Continue reading FirstNotes and ForeverMusic
photo: Mike Brody The following is an excerpt of the original review: Peter Tosh was better than the treatment the crowd was giving him. I had never heard reggae live and Tosh was the real ting. The Philly crowd was not as interested. Tosh left the stage to a roar of STONES! In the lull … Continue reading ]The Stones at JFK Stadium, 1978