Throwback Thursday – Debbie and Ted and the Urban Legend

Debbie Harry is best known for fronting the New Wave/Pop Rock band, Blondie. Ted Bundy was best known for being an elusive serial killer, who’s acts against his victims were unspeakable. Born in consecutive years, the two hit their stride in their chosen fields very close to the same time.  Blondie’s biggest hits – “Heart of Glass,” … More Throwback Thursday – Debbie and Ted and the Urban Legend

New Music Spotlight – Wonderful Crazy Night, Elton John

On February 5th of this year, Elton John released his 33rd (33rd!!) studio album – Wonderful Crazy Night.  I’ve been listening to it over the past couple of weeks and it has left me a bit conflicted. First, let me say that Wonderful Crazy Night is a good album.  Good melodies, well-played, and a strong, … More New Music Spotlight – Wonderful Crazy Night, Elton John

New Music Spotlight: Signs of Light – The Head and the Heart

The Head and the Heart’s third studio album , Signs of Light, hit the market a week or so ago. The band has been around for about seven years now, and their first two albums were quite successful.  Their songs have been featured on a handful of popular televisions show and  they have made appearances … More New Music Spotlight: Signs of Light – The Head and the Heart

Weekend Ramble – My Top 5 Best “New” TV Theme Songs

  Last week, I presented my top 10 all-time TV theme songs.  My first draft list included two songs from recent shows.  But upon further reflection, I pulled them in favor of ones that had more adequately passed the stood-the-test-of-time criteria. Upon further further reflection, I decided to make a list of five current TV theme songs … More Weekend Ramble – My Top 5 Best “New” TV Theme Songs

Throwback Thursday – My Top Five Worst Songs of the ’70s

  In his 1984 hit song, “Keepin’ the Faith,” Billy Joel sings of his past with fond remembrance. But he balances that fondness with a clear warning about living in the past: You can get just so much From a good thing You can linger too long In your dreams Say goodbye to the Oldies but … More Throwback Thursday – My Top Five Worst Songs of the ’70s

New Music Spotlight – A Moon Shaped Pool, Radiohead

In May of this year, the long-lived, alt-rock pioneering band, Radiohead, released their ninth studio album: A Moon Shaped Pool.  Being Unfamiliar with this highly successful group, I was anxious to listen and find out what these guys are all about. Like their better-known contemporary band, R.E.M., Radiohead is primarily a Gen-X band with their greatest … More New Music Spotlight – A Moon Shaped Pool, Radiohead

Throwback Thursday – The Last Resort, The Eagles

On December 8th, 1976, The Eagles released what was to become their best selling album, and one of the best selling albums of all time.  Hotel California was a concept album that decried the opulent and self-seeking California (and, let’s be honest, the rest of the country) lifestyle. Three singles were released from the album, with … More Throwback Thursday – The Last Resort, The Eagles