What kind of an old man or woman do you want to be?
From The Stacks: Elton John, ‘Caribou’
This isn’t my favorite Elton John album, but it has a couple of things going for it.
Jethro Tull In A Thunderstorm
“Why would you pay good money to see Jethro Tull?” That’s the first question people asked me
Deep Cuts: Airplane Songs
I’m writing this in advance of the Reno Air Races because: A) I don’t know whether I’ll have time to put this together while attending the races, and B) Who knows? Maybe
Deep Cuts: Butterfly Songs
So yeah, butterflies were my mother’s thing.
Deep Cuts: Twist, Twist, Twist
I’m not sure we grasp just how big the friggin’ Twist was.
Throw Beck Thursday: Fragments for a New Years Story
Last year at this time I was working on a new years story when I received word that a friend and regular reader died just after Christmas. The news shut me down: […]
From The Stacks: A Midnight Christmas Mess
Rock and roll Christmas songs. Elvis recorded “Blue Christmas” back in ’57. Only one Beatle never released a Christmas song (know which one? Leave a comment). Bruce, Elton, Bowie — even Lemmy […]
From The Stacks: Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
I’ve been talking about the road this week. I chucked you a road story. I gave you a road trip playlist. So how about a classic road album?
156. Fragments for a New Years Story
[Following is the piece that I was working on when I learned that Laura B. was gone. It hurt so much, knowing that she’d never read it and leave one of her […]