Category: Pop Music

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 »

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 »
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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 »

"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 »

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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We need more women in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Here's ten deserving candidates

We need more women in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Here's ten deserving candidates
This week the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced their newest class. The 2020 inductees are five members. Only one of the five, Whitney Houston, is a woman. There were sixteen nominees and only three were women. Last year, Janet Jackson was elected. In her speech, she mentioned that Hall needs to have more women... Read more »

Who gets your vote for 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

Who gets your vote for 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
Did you know that you can vote for who gets elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Fan voting began in October and will end today. You can vote for up to five of the sixteen nominees. The top five vote-getters will be added to the other ballots that will decide who is elected this... Read more »

Everybody must get stoned: The search for legal weed

Everybody must get stoned: The search for legal weed
Well, they’ll stone you when you’re trying to be so good They’ll stone you just like they said they would They’ll stone you when you’re trying to go home And they’ll stone you when you’re there all alone But I would not feel so all alone Everybody must get stoned Recreational marijuana has been legal... Read more »
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Legendary musicians who died in 2019

Pegi Young was the long time wife of Neil Young as well a member of his band. She died of cancer at age 66.
As we move in to the first full week of the new year, it’s time to honor the great musicians who left us in 2019. Here’s a look at fifteen greats and their music. Related Post:Hobbies of Musicians Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely... Read more »
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