When Kim Ruehl tipped me off that there was something goin’ on up in Pete Seeger’s town of Beacon New York on the day we acknowledge the life, work, accomplishments and passing of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I hit […]
On my map, Appleton Wisconsin is about a half inch north of Milwaukee, and maybe slightly less than two inches to the right of Minneapolis. My friend Sandy Dyas was worried needlessly last night about driving back home to Iowa […]
The Life and Times of the Everly Brothers chronicles the lives of the famous Everly Brothers. This singing duo made of brothers Don and Phil is considered one of the most relevant artists of the country and rock-and-roll genre. With comments by: […]
It breaks my heart to share that Phil Everly died Friday in Burbank of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; as his wife, Patti Everly, told The LA Times. He was 74. “We are absolutely heartbroken,” she said, noting that […]
I’ve often said that if I don’t like an album there’s no reason to review it. Too many releases and too little time to spend squawking about what I don’t like rather than what I do like. And realistically, who […]
Zooney has impeccable taste, so this year I let her choose our favorite top ten albums. As she and I have not yet developed a spoken language we each understand, I devised a system that allowed her to have complete […]
They say that the world is a lot smaller these days, what with news, culture, art, fashion and all sorts of events traveling at supersonic speed through Earth’s inner space. For a few days last week it seemed that everyone […]
Got home from work, sat down at the computer and began to write. Three hours later, I still hadn’t eaten dinner, and as I was adding some sweetener to the post with pics and music, I’ve hit the wrong button […]
Its Saturday night before Thanksgiving. The wind whips through the trees, occasional snow flurries fall from the sky over the village of Hastings-On-Hudson in the state of New York, and inside the Unitarian…whatever it is (please don’t call it a […]
I realize that in this community of old hippies, post-punk latter-day newbie-parental types and the occasional bluegrass traditionalist who stumbles here by mistake because they think we all love to hear the “Orange Blossom Special” covered the same way six […]
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