Top Ten Ex-Beatles Songs The wonderful Shannon Hurley mentioned this on Twitter this evening and I couldn’t pass it up. It’s such an interesting concept, and there’s a built-in unfairness because (1) John died way too soon and (2) Paul has always been the most prolific. How to make a credible list that doesn’t leave [...]
My favorite metal blog published a list of its Top Ten Hair-Metal Band Names about two and a half years ago, and I’ve always wanted to take a crack at that list myself. A few guidelines: It’s hair metal if I say it’s hair metal. I’m not going to go into a long definition of [...]
Middle of Thanksgiving weekend. I spent Thursday (early) morning at the beach, then the afternoon and evening at the folks’ watching football and eating, which was mostly mellow and relaxing. Friday I was at the beach again, then worked on a few things at the new Starbucks on Nimitz in Kakaako. Came home for a [...]
Okay, this is funny. It seems there’s this band on NoiseTrade, and it’s calling itself The 77s, even though that name has been in use for more than thirty years by one of my favorite bands in the universe. And although it is clearly not the legendary band from Sacramento, of course any band would [...]
Despite the fact that the very phrase “Christian rock” sends shivers up my spine mostly because of the mockery that usually follows it, I confess that despite its many, many negative connotations, at its heart what we are really talking about is music—with all the good and bad things that come with it—and I therefore [...]
From Music Meme-oirs Top 5 on Friday: Top 5 Unusual Voices. I’m going only with singers I like, ’cause why would I want to subject myself or anyone else to Bjork, the guy from Nevermore, and Scott Baio? 5: Rick Ocasek (The Cars). We get so used to it that we forget what a weird [...]
Nine Days to Go on Nora Jane’s Kickstarter Campaign
With nine days left, she’s down to under a thousand bucks needed to fund her project. This makes it pretty much a done deal, so get on board and say you were part of it before it was a bandwagon. Nobody has to know you were among the final donors! If you’re unfamiliar with the [...]
I just pledged a few bucks to help this project along. Nora Jane is the lead singer of that band you keep hearing me talk about, Bearfoot. Get on board: her solo stuff is great.
I have Rich on my mind today for some reason. You know I’m no fan of pop music, but Rich knew how to do pop music thoughtfully and creatively. I’ll never get why people like him have to die in car crashes while people like Carman stick around forever. edit: Oops. I didn’t realize that [...]
My friend Jen is going in for a mastectomy Thursday. In support of her, I’m only listening to music by the Hooters for the next 24 hours.