The job of the drummer is to drive the train. The exceptional drummers do so taking you on a journey you’ve never traveled. The best grooves get your attention, but aren’t showy. Yes, drummers can be self-indulgent with exaggerated playing, tiresome soloing and drum kits that need their own zip code. It’s very difficult for … More Best Drum Grooves
What a great mix of musical styles. Pop, rock, heavy metal, R&B, blues. This was the singer-songwriter era too, the laidback Southern California sound. Carole King would have the largest selling album with Tapestry, the touchstone for the singer-songwriter generation. Other landmark albums were: Led Zeppelin IV, Fragile, Who’s Next, Sticky Fingers, Aqualung, What’s Going … More 1971: Music From 50 Years Ago
Here is a fifty year old film staring Jack Lemmon and Catherine Deneuve that very few people remember. Is this a classic film? No. It was one of Lemmon’s very stylish 1960s films that were a bit edgy and an effort at satirizing pop culture and morality. Hits and misses. Lemmon’s box office success and … More The April Fools (1969)
You say you want a revolution Well, you know We all want to change the world You tell me that it’s evolution Well, you know We all want to change the world Lyrics by John Lennon How apropos since it is nearly Independence Day, since we are celebrating our own version of revolution. America is … More Revolution?
Jack Lemmon has a great film legacy. His big break was winning an Academy Award for Mister Roberts (1955). His film career arc got a boost, but it wasn’t until Some Like It Hot that his star took off. Following Some Like It Hot (1959) and The Apartment (1960), The Wackiest Ship in the Army … More The Wackiest Ship in the Army (1960)
Few actors had the decade that Jack Lemmon did in the 1960’s. Not every film was a classic but most very very good. Here’s a look at each film ranked from worst to first. Luv (1967) Based on a Broadway play, Lemmon produced this film for his own company. Bad decision as the film failed … More Jack Lemmon’s Decade