Weekend Ramble – Top 10 post-Graceland Paul Simon songs

Paul Simon is about to release his new album, Stranger to Stranger, on June 3rd.  You can listen now, as I have been, on NPR’s First Listen.  And of course, my review will be coming soon. To a lot of people, the fact that Simon is still currently creating and performing music is a bit of … More Weekend Ramble – Top 10 post-Graceland Paul Simon songs

New Music Spotlight – Steve Martin and Edie Brickell – Love Has Come for You

1988.  Paul Simon hosts Saturday Night Live on November 5th, with the flash-in-the-pan band Edie Brickell and The New Bohemians as musical guest.  A month later, Steve Martin stars in “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” co-starring Michael Caine.  And if you said “Steve and Edie,” it meant Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, the popular big-band, husband-wife singing duo … More New Music Spotlight – Steve Martin and Edie Brickell – Love Has Come for You

Throwback Thursday – “Good Vibrations” – The Beach Boys

In 1966, The Beach Boys released the single “Good Vibrations” which, although a direct result of work from their previous album Pet Sounds, appeared on their yet-to-be-released followup album, Smiley Smile. I was eight years old at the time and had just barely begun to pay attention to the music scene.  I know I heard the … More Throwback Thursday – “Good Vibrations” – The Beach Boys

Weekend Ramble – 20 Millennial Songs You Should Know

  A month or two ago, I came across an article on the internet called “Twenty Songs from the ’70s That Your Kids Should Know by Heart.” Fair enough, I thought.  I’m all for sharing music across generations.  But shouldn’t it work the other way as well?  So I decided to make my own list: … More Weekend Ramble – 20 Millennial Songs You Should Know

Throwback Thursday – “American Pie” by Don McLean

Has there ever been a song so universally embraced by the American public more than “American Pie?”  Don McLean’s 1971 classic hit reached number one on the charts and stayed there for a month.  It has shown considerable staying power over the years as demonstrated by the success of its 1991 re-release that hit number … More Throwback Thursday – “American Pie” by Don McLean