Tag: Rod Stewart

The ten best albums from 1971

1971 was a special year in the world of popular/rock music. Some of the greatest acts of the classic rock era released their best and most influential work. For the last year, this column has run a series highlighting almost thirty albums from that year. The goal was to see how they held up after... Read more »

Rod Stewart's new album "The Tears of Hercules" is unlistenable

I wanted to like it. I really wanted to like it. I have a love/hate relationship with Rod Stewart. I love his early music. His work with Jeff Beck is brilliant. His first few solo albums are outstanding. Faces was a great band. “Maggie May’, “Reason to Believe”, “Mandolin Wind”, “Stay With Me”…I can go... Read more »

1971 was a great year for Rod Stewart, but I still have conflicted feelings towards him

1971 was a great year for Rod Stewart, but I still have conflicted feelings towards him
Wake up, Maggie, I think I got somethin’ to say to you It’s late September and I really should be back at school I know I keep you amused, but I feel I’m being used Oh, Maggie, I couldn’t have tried any more I’m conflicted about Rod Stewart. I love the music of the 60’s-early... Read more »

Classic albums from 1971 are now fifty years old. Are you still listening to them?

Pearl was Janis Joplin's final album. It was released months after her death.
1971 was a great year in the genre of classic rock. We still had artists from the British Invasion era making music, while at the same time we witnessed the start of the singer-songwriter era. There was a lot of something for everyone. The albums from that year will reach the fifty-year mark in 2021.... Read more »

Donald Trump pretends to be Rocky while his son pretends to sell books: The Week in Review

Don as Rocky. WHY?
You would think that Thanksgiving week would be a quiet time, right? You’d be wrong! It’s never quiet in the world of politics, sports and music. Always something going on…..especially when Trumps are involved! Let’s take a look at the crazy in The Week in Review   Type your email address in the box and... Read more »

Hobbies of musicians

Here's Rod Stewart looking at his model train city.
Earlier this week, there was a story and photos of rock musician Rod Stewart and his model railroad city. It took him twenty-three years to compete the project. After seeing this, it made me curious about other musicians and their hobbies. Some of them have normal interests like the rest of us, others are a... Read more »

Things that sound good but you shouldn't be doing when you're sixty-five years old

Sunday, I saw a guy with this Rolling Stones tattoo on his arm. He also had tats of The Beatles and The Who on the same arm. I thought, those are my guys, should I? NOOOOOO! Phew, I feel better just writing this.
You ever walk down the street, see something and think that looks pretty cool and then realize YOU doing it would be ridiculous? Yeah, I have those thoughts. Every. Single. Day!! Here’s a list of a few things I recommend against doing. Don’t even think about it. There’s nothing wrong with acting younger than your... Read more »

I hate Christmas music

I hate Christmas music
It’s that season again! It’s the time of the year for some really bad music. Yep….it’s Christmas time and here it comes again. You can’t avoid it. It’s everywhere. It’s in your car. It’s in every store. It really is everywhere. Christmas music….BAH HUMBUG!!! I wouldn’t mind so much if there were more good Christmas... Read more »

Billy Joel, Rod Stewart and Cover Bands: Keeping an open mind

Billy Joel, Rod Stewart and Cover Bands: Keeping an open mind
It’s been a strange weekend. There are times in your life when you need to rethink your values. This may be one of those times…maybe. In the last few years, there have been three things in the musical world that I’ve disliked. Billy Joel. Rod Stewart. Cover Bands. Maybe not disco dislike and definitely not... Read more »

The Do's and Don'ts For Thanksgiving

At some point in your life DO volunteer at a church or shelter soup kitchen. You'll get more out of it than the people you're helping and if you do it once, you'll want to do it again. It's good for your soul.
Let's add a DO NOT to this. DON'T just show up at a church without letting them know. It's a nice thought but you'll just get in the way. Aim for 2016.
Thanksgiving is a great holiday. Food, family and football all day long. It’s also stressful and can turn out bad. Food, family and football all day long. Here are some tips on what to do and what not to do to make this a Happy Thanksgiving. HAPPY THANKSGIVING   Here’s a look at the EJ... Read more »
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