Weekend Extra: Tom Petty, The Patron Saint of Road Trip Music

Alongsideyour78s is about making generational connections through music.  The focus is often on introducing Boomers to new music and asking for an open ear and open mind.  Millennials, I have found, need no such encouragement.  Most are quite willing to accept and enjoy a song that’s been around for 50 years as easily as one … More Weekend Extra: Tom Petty, The Patron Saint of Road Trip Music

Weekend Ramble – The 10 Best Song You’ve (Probably) Never Heard

We’re coming up on the second anniversary of Alongsideyour78’s.  I’ve have spent many an hour listening to songs and analyzing lyrics from bands that I had previously never heard of.  I’d venture to say that I’ve listened to a fair number of songs that you, dear reader, have never heard. So for my pleasure and … More Weekend Ramble – The 10 Best Song You’ve (Probably) Never Heard

New Music Spotlight: Wild World – Bastille

Earlier this year, the UK-based indie-Rock band Bastille released their sophomore album, Wild World.  The follow-up album is always a challenge, made even more so by the widespread popularity of their hit song “Pompeii” from their 2013 debut album, Bad Blood.  Side by side with Bad Blood, Wild World holds its own pretty well.  Though … More New Music Spotlight: Wild World – Bastille

Weekend Ramble – Talking Heads and the Circle of Life

The other day, I was sitting in my office when the muffled but unmistakable sound of music came drifting in from the office next door.  You know how that is – the bass comes through loud and clear and the higher notes (which typically includes the melody) are harder to make out.  For the listener, it becomes … More Weekend Ramble – Talking Heads and the Circle of Life

New Music Spotlight – Remember Us to Life – Regina Spektor

On Friday of last week, Regina Spektor released her seventh studio album, Remember Us to Life.  Though cliche, “highly anticipated” is an accurate description to apply to this release.  It’s been four and a half years since 2012’s What We Saw from the Cheap Seats. An album which, though good by most standards, seems a more of a … More New Music Spotlight – Remember Us to Life – Regina Spektor