Bow Wow Wow would not fly in 2021. I think after people realized that Britney Spears was being marketed as some kind of teenie sex object and people felt rightly icky about it. But in the early 80’s, we didn’t think anything about it. Well, maybe not that hard about it. If you’re going, who?Continue reading “The Problem with Bow Wow Wow”
Ah, Let It Be. The album that started out as Get Back, recorded during the absolute lowest of the low point of the Beatles as a band. A set of sessions and rehearsals, filmed for a movie, meant to be presented without studio flim-flammery and trickery (RAW Beatles!), went through a lot before emerging inContinue reading “We’ll Never Let Let It Be Be”
No, not this blog or my music review site. Unrelated to the main thrust of this essay: I’m having an issue with motivation in writing reviews during the Pandemic. I love doing my radio show but where I thought I would have more time (especially during a furlough) I find I have myriad things toContinue reading “Redesign Hell”
At age 54, I finally decided to give up the dream. I’ve realized, finally, that I’m never going to be in a band. Yeah, you ask, what the hell you play? The answer is that I used to play trumpet in school, and I can read music. (Mostly treble clef, but I can fake itContinue reading “I’m Not Going to Be in a Band”
I’d be lying if I said that I have purged my entire music catalog of people who have been found, or accused of, bad behavior. Not parking ticket bad, and not even drug use bad. But BAD behavior – crimes against others. And I’d be lying if I said that I’ve purged my catalog ofContinue reading “The Trouble With…”
It was 1992, and I was single and living in Indianapolis. I fell in with a crowd that inhabited several haunts in Broad Ripple listening to bands that played original music. Yes, an original music scene in Indianapolis – go figure. Most of the time was spent at the Patio, where local bands played alongContinue reading “The Best Show I Didn’t See”
I love where I am in life. I’ve been alive for 54+ years and have experienced music from 1968 (my first 45) to the present day, and I’ve taken it all in. Well, there was that time when I didn’t really listen to much since my first wife didn’t like it so loud, and IContinue reading “OK Boomer!”
Greetings friends. This is a new venture where I pontificate on all things music that cross my mind – new, old, popular, obsucre, whatever. Buckle up, it may be bumpy at times!