The Classics: February 2020 edition (Violent Femmes, Public Enemy, Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band, Black Sabbath)

This month in musical history – the sounds of 10, 20, 30, 40, and even 50 or 60 years ago. 20 Years Ago This Month: Violent Femmes – Freak Magnet By the turn of the century Gordon and Brian were older and wiser, and their music had lost some of the angsty punk vibes of … Continue reading The Classics: February 2020 edition (Violent Femmes, Public Enemy, Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band, Black Sabbath)

A Few of My Favorite Side Projects Featuring Artists You Know and (Maybe) Love

  This one was a labor of love, folks.  I hope you find something new that brings you unbridled joy- we could all use a little more of that. It occurred to me while talking tunes with a buddy last week that there is a lot of little-known but interesting material derived from some of … Continue reading A Few of My Favorite Side Projects Featuring Artists You Know and (Maybe) Love

Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #480: George Michael – Faith (1987)

Wham! We’re at #480 already! Before George Michael, Arrested Development character (#georgemaharris), there was George Michael, pop star.  And before that, there was Wham! – but that is not what this post is about.  Look, I am not here to throw any shade or disrespect to a man who has built an impressive career and … Continue reading Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #480: George Michael – Faith (1987)