Aretha was authentic – like Elvis. That scared the hell out of people. The truth always does…. “…we want to talk right down to earth in a language that everybody here can easily understand.” – […]
Some love the neo-Zep sound and others hate it, but both sides are missing the point. Greta Van Fleet, a young Michigan-based rock band featuring three brothers with a friend on drums, […]
U2 is my favorite band of all time. But they haven’t been relevant since the early-to-mid ’90s. I think I have a clue as to why. Good is the enemy of great. Around 1984 […]
In this installment, a traditional(?) Bedouin, Druze, and Aramean sampler And have I mentioned dance? When possible, I try to find videos that include dance because that adds even more to appreciate.
In this installment: traditional(?) Kurdish music The usual caveats apply. I’m no expert, so it’s possible I might occasionally pick something that’s actually not traditional. I wouldn’t know. I’m trusting in YouTube […]
Or should I say “traditional” “Assyrian?” I don’t know. I didn’t bother with a clever playlist name for this set of videos. It’s just an identifying label to help me find it […]
“It would shock you too…” “…the things we used to do on grass.” (Brisbane, California 2018. See my other work here and here. XTC rules.)
RIP Tim Bergling.
This evening I have the great privilege and joy of seeing and hearing John Williams conduct the Cleveland Orchestra again. I saw him conduct for the first time in the early 1980s […]
See a friend creating or otherwise in need of a signal boost? Give it! I have a great idea. No, really. I know it’s me, but this is great. I don’t pat […]