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 know how someone will say some phrase and you always think of the same thing? Well that's how it is for me.... When someone says, "Well, you came close." My brain plays this: Close But No Cigar - Thomas Dolby https://youtu.be/IcNfZnPsQP4
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
I've been listening to Gordon Lightfoot for 44 of my 44 years. It's a gimme, isn't it? If you were alive in the 70's, you listened to Gordo. That doesn't mean I knew the ins and outs of the man. Actually.....I heard from a reliable source that his life took some serious wrong turns, … Continue reading Gordon Lightfoot
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?
In the late 50's - early 60's, Jerry Reed was a songwriter, a famous songwriter. So many of the songs he wrote and recorded became #1 hits for other people. Yet when he played them, they didn't get far. Thanks to Brenda Lee's cover of his song, All You Gotta Do, his name was kept … Continue reading Jerry Reed – Guitar Genius – Musical Comedian
The site happens to have an apt title that resonates with me,because I was almost literally raised on the radio by parents who were, and still are, drawn to the music of the '50s, '60s and '70s. The literal edge of being raised on the radio stems from the fact that Dad, Tony, is a … Continue reading Thanks Dad, For Raising Me on The Radio
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
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
My good friend Sarah, from The Sadder But Wiser Girl was kind enough to humiliate herself for our pleasure. I asked her to share they lyrics of a song she has sung wrong all of these years, and she happily obliged. The song? Jet Airliner by The Steve Miller Band J: So Sarah, do … Continue reading You Thought They Said What? The Sadder But Wiser Girl Spills It.
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