Did you know that at least seven songs have been written about love?
Popular music has always been a tool for people to vent their anti-authoritarian feelings.
Chart succcess in the U.S. has historically meant position on Billboard’s “Hot 100” chart.
Where did all the velvet go? When I was a kid it was everywhere: furniture, car interiors, suits. Now? No velvet. Oh, we have Polar Fleece. We have stretchy denim. Vegan leather. […]
You might not be looking for the working writers’ highway, but I bet you are looking for one nonetheless.
Measuring most things is easy.
Breaking stuff gets a bad rap. When music breaks through my crusty exterior and exposes my gooey nougat center, I may be uncomfortable for a few minutes but inevitably I’m grateful. Feeling […]
While you’re reading this, I’m sitting stiffly in my Sunday clothes, paying my respects to a lost friend. Too soon, too soon.
My mother loved everything about Christmas, and that included the music. I doubt she’d have much use for my playlists, though. Ma was more of a holiday traditionalist. Bust out the Bing […]
Obsessions fuel–well, pretty much everything. Religious ecstasy is a sort of obsession, as is romantic love (or at least infatuation). You’ll never meet a professional athlete who wasn’t obsessed with his or […]