Every year you think you want it - something new. You are so sure that you start messing with your iPod, maybe playing with your Pandora or buying a few of those "Target special purchase" CD's. But then you realize; it just doesn't matter. Some songs were done right that one time. You can … Continue reading Cozy Up With Your Classic Christmas Standards Playlist!
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
For me, Dance Music is New Wave 80's music. Because that's when I was disturbed and dancing. I did some dancing in the late 90's, but that's when Dance music was just plain old disturbing to me. Here are some notables: Ministry with Everyday is Halloween - By the way, this song was our … Continue reading A New Wave Dance Playlist
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?
Dear Carole, In 1971 you released an album called "Tapestry". This is an album in which you either wrote all the songs either by yourself, or with a little help from your friends, with the exception of "You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman" and "Will You Love Me Tomorrow." I say this not … Continue reading A Letter to Carole King Concerning Tapestry
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
It's the mid 1980s. Bands like REO Speedwagon, Foreigner and Wham! ruled the charts. But there's an underground movement bubbling up -- punk rock. Listening to my Sony Walkman late at night, the local college station would spin strange songs and bizarre artists. Sometimes, the songs were so awful my ears hurt. Other … Continue reading I Wanted My Own Bitchin’ Camero
Although we may be highly influenced by the music that came along before the digital age, the beauty of technology is how it has opened doors for Indie artists to record, produce and distribute their music without the 100s of thousands usually put up by a record company and promoters. William Steffey is one of … Continue reading Indie Artist William Steffey
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
The other day, I woke up disoriented to the sound of my husband’s clock radio alarm going off. In the split second it took me to process my surroundings and realize that it wasn’t the middle of the night and my toddler hadn’t woken me up coughing again, I became aware of the song. … Continue reading Music Transports Me
I admit it, I watched a lot of TV as a kid in the 70's. So much TV, that as a virtual latch-key kid, my sister and I often joked that TV was our mother. That same kid somehow managed to watch SOAP when no one was looking, which was basically always. Except on those … Continue reading I Thought Billy Joel and Billy Crystal Were the Same Person
If there was no such thing as the magical mystery that is music, I wonder what humans would do to pass the time? If I couldn't hum to myself or learn to produce tonal incantations from odd and diverse objects, then how would I express myself beyond the fragmentary thoughts that bind my mind and … Continue reading The Magical Mystery of Music
Whether you are relaxing at home or heading out, I hope you have great music to listen to. We all know that music sets a mood, when you are visiting with friends and family the last thing you need is jarring music in the background. Dinner Party Music should uplift without being noticed, you should … Continue reading Sunday Playlist – Dinner Party Music
I think most of us experienced in our youth what I think of as a “Day the Music Died” moment. We learned about the unexpected death of a performer we admired, and not only did we feel what was for many the first twinges of mortality, but we grasped the bitter truth that even our heroes … Continue reading Memories of Jim Croce, Like Time in a Bottle – Guest post by Meg Hammil
Everybody is a Star The best thing that could have ever happened to me and Sly was the release of the new box set - Sly and the Family Stone, Higher! Growing up in the 70's I was spoon fed Sly. I wasn't living in San Francisco, and even if I was, I am pretty sure … Continue reading Sly and The Family Stone takes you Higher!
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
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