Ever wish you were a concert promoter?

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 IContinue reading “Ever wish you were a concert promoter?”

Baby Boomers Music

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 BuddyContinue reading “Baby Boomers Music”

What Are Your First Musical Memories?

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 motherContinue reading “What Are Your First Musical Memories?”

New Releases by Some Classic Rockers and Singer Songwriters

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 thatContinue reading “New Releases by Some Classic Rockers and Singer Songwriters”

Music Transports Me

  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”

The Magical Mystery of Music

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 andContinue reading “The Magical Mystery of Music”

Cover Songs, Uncovered

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 classicContinue reading “Cover Songs, Uncovered”

Lessons Learned From a Cheap Trick Concert

It’s the end of the summer; we try and make it to as many concerts at our local Ravinia Festival during their short season. It’s a completely unique venue, sprawling lawn lot’s of giant trees shading the area, planted in the middle of a residential neighborhood. It was originally built in the 1940’s as theContinue reading “Lessons Learned From a Cheap Trick Concert”