Bob Dylan: Springtime in New York (1980-1985)

Another bootleg release from Dylan’s vault. This one is a treasure. Material is pulled from the sessions that produced three of Dylan’s best albums: Shot of Love, Infidels and Empire Burlesque. Dylans’ early-mid 1970s period was fertile with some of his most inspired work, followed by a few unfocused and weaker works. The period of … More Bob Dylan: Springtime in New York (1980-1985)

Almost Noir

Film noir is an exciting genre of the cinema and includes some of the best films ever made. Dark, mysterious, foreboding, psychological, often violent. It was a genre popular after World War II, into the 1950s, usually shot in black and white to help convey the darker emotional tone of the subject matter. If you … More Almost Noir

Fail Zero: The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service (2021)

This was quite an in-depth and well-researched book about the protection service. Investigative journalist Carol Leonnig has covered the Secret Service for the Washington Post for a number of years. A three-time recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, Leonnig obviously has many sources and contacts inside the agency, and with former agents and officers, and these … More Fail Zero: The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service (2021)

Prince in 12 Songs

Prince Rogers Nelson stood only five feet, three inches, but he was a giant. Bigger than life, Prince’s influence on contemporary music is immeasurable. Prince was the new wave R&B fresh breath that changed the direction of of soulful music. Lean and organic, his sound cut a new trail in Black music, but he quickly … More Prince in 12 Songs

Same Old Jim Bakker

What’s the saying, a leopard doesn’t change his spots. Neither does a snake oil salesman. I detest spending even a minute writing about this guy. He’s a public figure and a creation of his own warped morality. He’s also a convicted felon. It is sad that anyone believes his crappola and worse than they financially … More Same Old Jim Bakker

Sade

The enigmatic British singer Helen Folasade Adu , or known to fans as Sade, has not released many albums in 37 years, but when she does, it is a grand statement. Like the reclusive Kate Bush, Sade likes her privacy and time away from from the demands of pop stardom. Sade’s voice is instantly recognizable; the … More Sade