Category: Music

There are days you need to turn off the news, shut down your brain and crank up the music!

There are days you need to turn off the news, shut down your brain and crank up the music!
There’s colors on the street Red, white and blue People shufflin’ their feet People sleepin’ in their shoes But there’s a warnin’ sign on the road ahead There’s a lot of people sayin’ we’d be better off dead Don’t feel like Satan, but I am to them So I try to forget it, any way... Read more »

"Laurel Canyon" the documentary: No new information here

"Laurel Canyon" the documentary: No new information here
“So you want to be a rock and roll star? Then listen now to what I say Just get an electric guitar Then take some time and learn how to play” The Byrds. Buffalo Springfield. The Mamas and the Papas. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Joni Mitchell. The first wave. The originals. Jackson Browne, Linda... Read more »

Even during a pandemic, I'll never learn to like the band Journey

Even during a pandemic, I'll never learn to like the band Journey
Dateline: 1973- San Francisco. A hot bed time and place for popular music. Keyboardist Gregg Rolie and guitarist Neal Schon are members of the legendary rock band Santana. It’s time for them to leave the nest and form their own band. The result was the start of Journey. Last week I ran into a LA Times... Read more »
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Three musical groups I'll try to learn to like during the coronavirus quarantine: Journey, Van Halen and the Dave Mathews Band

Three musical groups I'll try to learn to like during the coronavirus quarantine: Journey, Van Halen and the Dave Mathews Band
Thursday afternoon I’m getting ready to take an afternoon nap. It’s a daily activity while we are under quarantine conditions. Okay…I’m not fooling anyone…it’s a daily activity under normal conditions. I got under the covers and decided to have some background music. I  found a classic rock station and started my rest period. There was... Read more »

Music to survive the Coronavirus

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The virus has come to America. Our leader said not to worry. It's under control. Plenty of testing. Plenty of everything. LIES!! ALL LIES!!!  (Eurythymics)
The Coronavirus has made its way to the USA. Schools, sports, stores and everything we depend on to live our lives has shut down. What’s left? Music!! Here’s some tunes to describe what’s going on and to help you survive: Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is... Read more »

Ravinia 2020: A Summer of blah returning acts

Ravinia 2020: A Summer of blah returning acts
Baseball, the beach, picnics, outdoor music. All a huge part of why we love summer. It’s only three months away. Summer is close enough that we can smell it. When it comes to outdoor music, concerts at the Ravinia Festival has been a constant since 1904. Located in the Highland Park, just north of Chicago, Ravinia... Read more »
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"Once were brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band"- A one-sided look at music history

"Once were brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band"- A one-sided look at music history
I pulled into Nazareth, was feelin’ about half past dead I just need some place where I can lay my head We’re in the era of the classic rock music documentary. In the last year we’ve seen films detailing the lives of Linda Ronstadt, David Crosby and the singer-songwriters of Southern California. This film genre... Read more »

The new Illinois Rock & Roll Museum announces their first Hall of Fame class. Did they get it right?

The new Illinois Rock & Roll Museum announces their first Hall of Fame class. Did they get it right?
Illinois is getting a new museum to celebrate the music and the artists from the state. Located in Joliet, the Illinois Rock & Roll Museum is expected to open sometime this summer. If you have a music museum, you need musicians to honor. Let’s take a look at who was elected to the first Hall... Read more »

Neil Young is rocking in the free world as a United States citizen.

Neil Young is rocking in the free world as a United States citizen.
Neil Young dislikes the politics the current President of the United States. He wants to do something to change that. Young decided to become a U.S. citizen so he could vote against Donald Trump. Although he was born in Canada and remains a Canadian citizen, it makes sense that he should also be a United... Read more »
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Ozzy Osbourne has Parkinson's Disease: Will he be able to perform his music?

Ozzy Osbourne has Parkinson's Disease: Will he be able to perform his music?
“I feel better now that I’ve owned up to the fact that I have a case of Parkinson’s. And I just hope (my fans) hang on and they’re there for me because I need them.”~Ozzy Osbourne When you hear the words Parkinson’s Disease, you first think of tremors. Yes, in many cases that’s what defines... Read more »
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