Elvis Costello: Hey Clockface

Singer/songwriter Elvis Costello long ago decided to keep from repeating himself. His career has taken many turns, ups and downs, changes of direction, different musical partners, and incorporated changing influences. On his 2020 release, Hey Clockface, he returns with an eclectic collection of musical styles and ideas. I sampled reviews from critics about this album … More Elvis Costello: Hey Clockface

Growing Younger

Mile marker number 64 is dead ahead for me. Maybe “dead” is not the best word to use.  Anyway, around and around in orbit we go.  On the occasion of birthdays, one may feel a bit philosophical. So, here are a few observations about the journey. The sun no longer seems surprised; him again. And … More Growing Younger

The Beatles

Imagine the world without The Beatles. I cannot. We would be deprived of such incredible music, yes, but the loss would be so much more than that. From the moment The Beatles arrived in America, the Earth spun with a different groove.  “She Loves You” had such energy and enthusiastic vocals, yeah, yeah, yeah.  Not … More The Beatles

Paul Williams: Yes, he’s still alive

Singer/songwriter Paul Williams is probably more known for his acting career. Recently, a documentary was made about him, Paul Williams Still Alive, because many people assumed he has passed away. Paul Williams is 80 years old and still entertaining, in addition to being the president of ASCAP, which oversees the payment of royalties for songwriters. … More Paul Williams: Yes, he’s still alive

David Niven

Distinguished, debonair and a bit roguish, that would describe actor David Niven. Niven had a very long acting career on both sides of the Atlantic and even found acclaim as an author, late in life as he described his rather colorful career. Even late in life, Niven was in demand as a featured actor, even … More David Niven

Greta at 18

Greta Thunberg, the environmental activist, turned 18 years old last weekend. What did you do before age 18? If you are like me, I was trying to graduate from high school and figure out my future. Greta was been working to make sure we have any kind of future. Search my blog for other Greta … More Greta at 18

1,000 blogs

One thousand blogs, in about five and a half years. I am a person of few words, I guess I glued them all together to publish so many blogs. I never dreamed of writing this much; early on, I nearly gave up. My mission statement for this blog was to take us on a ride. … More 1,000 blogs