Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit

Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit is the name of the first full studio album from Rock newcomer Courtney Barnett.  The album has been very well received and Barnett herself was nominated for “Best New Artist” at this year’s Grammy Awards. Barnett hails from Melbourne Australia and her songs are filled … More Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit

Throwback Thursday – Gerry Rafferty: The Tale of a One-hit Wonder

In February of 1978, I was 20 years old and in my second semester as a college sophomore.  Scotish singer/songwriter Gerry Rafferty was 31 and released his biggest and not-quite-only hit song “Baker Street.”  It was the first time I had heard the name, but not the first time I had heard the voice.  Six … More Throwback Thursday – Gerry Rafferty: The Tale of a One-hit Wonder

Kishi Bashi

In preparing for this blog, I’ve listened to many  artists whose music is new to my ears. There are so many of them out there and each brings their unique sound derived from their unique talent and diverse range of influences. Blending of disparate genres is a common practice today and the outcome can be … More Kishi Bashi

Throwback Thursday – Little River Band

Little River Band is a Pop Rock band from Melbourne Australia.  Formed in 1975, the  band has been extremely fluid in it’s membership, seeing multiple personnel changes over the years.  But from the late ’70s to the early ’80s, the core of the group remained stable and they enjoyed their greatest success. That core consisted of guitarists … More Throwback Thursday – Little River Band

Jared and the Mill

Here’s a band that my daughter stumbled upon while listening to one of those music streaming services that suggest music based on what you like.  She’d never heard of them and neither had I.  And little wonder – this six-man band from Phoenix, Arizona is quite possibly the least well-known band I’ve reviewed (they don’t … More Jared and the Mill

Weekend Ramble – Guilty Pleasures

  Oxforddictionaries.com defines “guilty pleasure” as:  “Something, such as a movie, television program, or piece of music, that one enjoys despite feeling that it is not generally held in high regard.” This being a music blog, we will of course focus on the “piece of music” portion of that definition.  To put it in my own words, we … More Weekend Ramble – Guilty Pleasures