4/8/20: Geeking out with Judy

I’ve been listening to the song “Judy In Disguise” by John Fred and his Playboy Band. Besides having one of the great all-time band names (although maybe not at the same level as Lothar and the Hand People or Shirley Temple of Doom), I’m currently really intrigued by the structure of the song. Allow meContinue reading “4/8/20: Geeking out with Judy”

3/21/20: The lion sings tonight

Damn, these are crazy times. Even just a week ago seems like years. I hope whoever reads this is healthy and safe, and that if you’re ill, you get well soon. I’m right near New York City, which as of now has become the center of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. Everything isContinue reading “3/21/20: The lion sings tonight”

7/8/19: Monday Funday Dance Party (Devo version)

It’s a lovely misty morning outside, with flowers reaching out to touch the last few drops of a morning rain shower. I just sat down with my cup of coffee to listen to something that will greet the day with all the splendor it deserves.

5/4/19: Beware the earworm

The problem with an earworm is that it starts out as a good song. But then it gets lodged in your brain and slowly becomes torturous. I’ve got an earworm right now, and it’s a bad one:   See, the problem is that I heard the song and thought it would be fun to learnContinue reading “5/4/19: Beware the earworm”

4/12/19: Keith Richards, bass player

Let me make one thing clear: I have great admiration for Bill Wyman’s bass playing. Although I’ve been a Rolling Stones fan since I was 13, I’ve only recently come around to appreciating how he plays. He’s perfect for the band. With two guitarists and a highly theatrical lead singer, Bill really had to beContinue reading “4/12/19: Keith Richards, bass player”

3/19/19: Safe Travels

A dear friend of mine passed away recently. We had many wonderful adventures together. She was warm, funny, and life will be less fun without her. This is a song we used to like to play on the jukebox at our local joint. Not because anyone was lying or anything like that – it’s justContinue reading “3/19/19: Safe Travels”