I’m on drugs right now.
The quest for this column began a few weeks ago with a challenge from my friend, Tom, who asked me to name the best two songs back to back on any single album.
“This was different. It shifted the lay of the land. Four guys, playing and singing, writing their own material…Rock ‘n” roll came to my house where there seemed to be no way out and opened up a whole world of possibilities.” — Bruce Springsteen
One thing that I love about music is that you can dip your toe in the water sometimes and get a glimpse or a snapshot of songs, albums, or genres that other people are extremely passionate about.
If you’re like me, opening social media in September of 2020, especially Twitter, can feel a bit like when you open up that pressure packed cannister of Pillsbury crescent rolls. You know, the one that explodes once you poke it a little bit. Terse partisan political rage, blatant racism, hat…
For this week’s column, I am formulating music trivia questions pulled from the book “The Rock Snob Dictionary,” which has been in my personal library since receiving it as a gift back in the mid 2000s.
“As he embarks on his hero’s journey, he reminisces about the actual records, the music, and the people he listened with – old girlfriends, high school pals, and, most poignantly, his father and his young son.”
Phil Spector wrote a song in 1958 that seems to sum up the opinion many people have about Austin Woodard, bass and keyboard player for the Greenwood-based band, The Mezz.
I saw the title of this week’s column posed as a question in an online discussion thread this week and, for a moment, it stopped me in my tracks. Seriously, how does one begin to answer that question?
If you’re an audiophile like me, there is nothing quite like stumbling across a piece of recording history captured on video to be preserved for all time.
If you’re like me, you keep an emergency pandemic playlist always at the ready. And, unfortunately, there’s never been a more appropriate time to maintain social distancing while still finding solace in melody and lyrics. As you process the seriousness of our present situation, music can eas…
With just under two weeks remaining until the official start of spring, I thought this would be a good time to share with you a few playlist suggestions you may want to add to your spring 2020 music compilations. I am sharing these suggestions directly from the set list for “Kashmir,” the ba…
From time to time, someone will come up to me and say, “Hey, I beat my husband…at the music trivia you put in the Sunday paper.” So, let’s give you another round and see how you fare this time. Answers are at the bottom and as always, no wagering.
I recently had the opportunity to join a near-capacity crowd at the Abbeville Opera House to experience the second annual Homegrown Songwriter’s Showcase. The event featured more than 30 local and regional artists performing original songs in a variety of genres and musical stylings.