Throwback Thursday – Three Dog Night (R.I.P. Cory Wells)

Cory Wells (center), one of the lead singers of the Rock band Three Dog Night, died last week becoming the third of the group’s core members to pass away; and the second this year.  Bassist Joe Schermie died in 2002 and keyboardist Jimmy Greenspoon passed in March of this year.  Wells was 74. Wells was one … More Throwback Thursday – Three Dog Night (R.I.P. Cory Wells)

Throwback Thursday – Tap Root Manuscript – Neil Diamond

In 1970, Neil Diamond released an album called Tap Root Manuscript.  To this day, fans and critics alike point to this album as much or more than Jonathan Livingston Seagull when touting Diamond’s creative talents.  It was his sixth studio album and he had already proven himself as a singer/songwriter with hits like “I’m a … More Throwback Thursday – Tap Root Manuscript – Neil Diamond

Avett Brothers

In 1986, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band released an autobiographical song called “Partners, Brothers and Friends.”  There’s a line in the song that describes how critics – and probably many other listeners – perceived their music: Is it folk, rock, or country? Seems like everybody cares but us. Just leave us an early wake-up call … More Avett Brothers

Regina Spektor

In previous posts, I have presented current musical artists Ingrid Michaelson and St. Vincent for consideration by older folks like myself that are wanting or at least willing to experience the music of today. I described Michaelson as perfect for ‘wading into’ today’s musical scene; and St. Vincent as jumping in with both feet.  Today’s post features … More Regina Spektor

Weekend Ramble – “Never Let Your Monster Lay Down” and Other Creative Uses of Vinyl

Last weekend, I Rambled about the resurgence of vinyl as a musical medium, listing reasons that vinyl enthusiasts give to justify their preference.  One of those reasons is that vinyl lends itself to more creative packaging (artwork, lyrics, etc.).  This weekend, I’m presenting examples of how some artists creatively have used the vinyl medium in ways that simply aren’t possible … More Weekend Ramble – “Never Let Your Monster Lay Down” and Other Creative Uses of Vinyl