An interesting question, even more so since I now claim the senior discount whenever possible. I’m not questioning marriage – a marriage is what two people make of it. So, why do people marry? Survey says: for all kinds of reasons – but love is only one marital asset. That sounds so cold, but it … More Why Marry? More Specifically, Why Do Seniors Say I Do?
The Talking Heads were one of the biggest and most influential musical groups from the late 1970s to the late 1980s, essentially a decade of mostly innovating and provocative music. Once again, we get into labeling issues because this band mixed several genres and infused their own style. Post-punk, New Wave, indie, world music – … More Talking Heads, Chris Frantz’s book and the New Wave era
People often ask me what I write about. That’s easy to answer. What they should ask is why I write. That’s where the gold is. I write because I’m curious. I’m curious to learn and curious to communicate. All writers have a desire to share a secret. The secret unfolds through words, written or spoken, … More Why I Write
Eighty-one years is a long time to live, at least it used to be. Science, medicine, nutrition, faith and love have moved the bounds of life. Considering Crosby’s wild life, I’m a bit surprised he reached 81; all the same, I’m sad he’s passed. In life, we are rarely as wonderful as some think or … More Remembering David Crosby: Favorite Songs
There’s a question, circling inside Is this fleeting or a pivotal event? ‘What if’s’ pop like thought-balloons Perplexing, for this eager gent — Lean in, let the sun kiss all this splendor ‘Tis a dream, reality is never so warm I’m spooked, my defenses are down Swallowed whole, consumed by the storm — Life is … More How Can I Be Sure?
I don’t believe I’ve ever purchased a soundtrack without seeing the film. Until now. Moonage Daydream is an incredible mashup of Bowie music and dialogue. The soundtrack is hardly just a collection of songs, it’s a David Bowie experience. If you’ve seen the film, you are one up on me. The soundtrack can stand on … More MOONAGE DAYDREAM: The Soundtrack (David Bowie film)
The news of Jeff Beck’s passing was a surprise, even at age 78. Beck was active and seemed in otherwise in very good health. Bacterial meningitis. My last Jeff Beck blog included his recent album with Johnny Depp. I enjoyed the album and purchased a copy. That was a surprise, I was ready to dismiss … More Jeff Beck: So Long
True confession: It has been years since I seriously listened to R.E.M., beyond just a song or two. In the 1980s, this was one of my favorite bands, before they took the big record company money and tried to appeal to the stadium audience. Their sound was fresh, jangly and succinct. R.E.M. was not a … More R.E.M. – Looking Back at Their Studio Albums
Part three in my series of recently read mysteries. Winter is the perfect time for indulging in a mystery. A warm beverage, a blanket and soft music on the hi-fi. No, you haven’t traveled back to 1965, but if your book was written by Agatha Christie, it might seem so. Livid (2022) is Patricia Cornwell’s … More And Still More Mystery Fiction (old and new)