McCartney III

I was reluctant to purchase this, the latest music from Sir Paul, so I haven’t. It was loaned to me. Paul’s music in the 2000s has been disappointing to me. Sorry, but it is lackluster compared to his best work. I hold him to a high standard, the one he established. My main complaint with … More McCartney III

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

Everybody Loves a Happy Ending: Tears For Fears

Remember “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”? Well, everybody want a happy ending too. The group Tears For Fears was huge in the 1980s, but after their album The Seeds of Love, they just disappeared. In 2004, Curt Smith and Roland Orzabal reunited to release an album that could have been made by Jeff Lynne, … More Everybody Loves a Happy Ending: Tears For Fears

Best Songwriters

Who are the best songwriters?  There are many to choose from.  There are some great songwriting teams, but I am only going to talk about individuals who write both music and lyrics. These are in no particular order. Bob Dylan – Bob has been at it for nearly 60 years.  He is not a great … More Best Songwriters

John Lennon at 80

Hard to believe John Lennon has been gone 40 years, but it is safe to say his legacy is stronger than it has ever been. I remembered John Lennon back in 2017. Remembering John Lennon Even more than his musical career, I believe he is most associated with the peace movement. It is impossible to … More John Lennon at 80