Although I don’t remember for sure, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is likely the first Beatles album that I ever listened to in its entirety. I was three days shy of my sixth birthday when the first Beatles album was released in the USA. And though I was too young to make musical buying … More Weekend Ramble – More Thoughts on Sgt. Pepper’s
No profound words this weekend. As a proponent for breaking down the musical walls we seem to have erected between generations, I humbly submit this video that I came across on YouTube. Listen. Enjoy.
Here’s a thing I’ve noticed about myself and find perplexing. Why is it that I have a tendency to resist something new when it is introduced to me by another person as opposed to being discovered on my own? While this is true with my favorite TV show, movies and books, it seems especially true … More Weekend Ramble – Not Listening
One of the things that unsettles the mind of a Baby Boomer attempting to follow the music of today is the nomadic nature of many of today’s artists. I was first introduced to this practice several years ago when my kids were teenagers and I was adjusting to listening to as much (or more) of … More Weekend Ramble – Following the Nomad
On more than one occasion, I’ve mentioned the fact that music can be an art form unto itself, or be a component in a larger work of art. Dance, opera, plays, and movies are all examples of art forms that incorporate music in to enhance the overall work. It may be a bit of a … More Weekend Ramble – My Top Ten TV Theme Songs
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
I have a confession to make. It may seem more a statement of fact than a confession. But as a music blogger, a confession it is. Deep breath. I have never been to a music festival. OK. I feel better now. I’ve been to plenty of concerts over the years, but never a music festival. … More Weekend Ramble – Picking Your Music Festival
Reports of the death of musical megastars is coming with more frequency than we are prepared to accept. As a music blogger, I feel compelled to write something about each one upon hearing the news. With Prince, the thought was fleeting. I think I’ll give this one a pass, I thought to myself. After all, I was never a … More Weekend Ramble – Prince
Today, Saturday April 16, 2016 is Record Store Day. Established in 2007, its intent is to generate interest in the vinyl medium and promote local record stores. As has been discussed more than once on this blog, vinyl album sales have been on the rise over past several years. Debates linger over the pristine quality of … More Weekend Ramble – Happy Record Store Day!
It’s been a crazy time around here – a lot going on that’s been keeping me from spending time on Alongsideyour78s. But a new month has begun and it with it comes new opportunities, both known and unknown. Here’s a sneak peak at what’s coming up. First, I’m headed out to see Bruce Springsteen tomorrow … More Weekend Ramble – Coming Attractions