Category: Music

Spirits Having Flown

  One of the first albums I ever owned that was mine. It was a birthday gift from a friend in grade school. Someone else gave me a copy of Andy Gibb’s “Flowing Rivers” that same year. It’s great music. The Bee Gees were masterful song writers.

Optimism

I’ll tell you what optimism is, in a world where a fake issue of a real newspaper was distributed by activists, and went viral, and where the media got it wrong again, because they didn’t check the facts, or get the complete story, before they ran with it, […]

Working Class Dog

  Song of the day. Woke up thinking about these lyrics… “I’m like a working class dog And I just get by Tonight I’m crawling out from in it And though we’re livin’ on the brink Second by second by minute by minute” (Remember Dr. Noah Drake? ( […]

It’s Me, Pearl.

Itโ€™s Me, Pearl. An Ode to Janis Joplin Itโ€™s never me, itโ€™s you, except that itโ€™s always me, it has never not been me, it has never not been some glaring inadequacy of me, when at my best, it was me, unintentionally, making everyone else feel bad, about […]

The New Classical

I said somewhere before that I think a lot of this type of music, it’s rock and roll but it is decidedly on the metal side when contrasted with, say, the likes of Springsteen, is in many ways the new classical. The precision guitar playing, the clean vocals, […]

Mr. Mercury

The other day someone shared this great quote from Freddie Mercury that really spoke to me. I’ve found several versions of the quote.         What that means is that what he meant when he wrote whatever it was, and what the listener/reader gets out of […]

Tom and Rikki Lee

“Tom and Rikki Lee” They had a wildness that I couldnโ€™t get to in the same way anymore, if I ever knew it. They had gypsy clothes on, no matter what they wore, it was how they moved, how to wear a hat, and you canโ€™t teach natural […]