And now for a quick musical interlude.

| March 28, 2011

Will Young, an early winner of Britain’s “Pop Idol” competition: (Like 90% of the new tunes I find myself liking, I found this as part of the soundtrack of a TV show — in this case, Top Gear. Yeah, I know, I know.) To borrow a Douglas Adams construct: if Paul McCartney had written this […]

“Catchy” doesn’t quite cover it.

| March 17, 2011

This may be the best song I’ve heard in quite a few years. I’ve also found myself surprisingly enjoying one from a few years back that I have heard described (perhaps rightly) as an “emo” anthem. The visuals (especially the yoots in the video) do nothing to allay that potential concern… but I suppose I […]

I’ll bet you thought I was finished.

| September 15, 2009

Just when you thought it was safe to resume your empty pathetic lives, here I come, the website on a new smokin’-fast server, with another slice of sheer awesome from the ’90s. I hope you didn’t really think any “grand tour” of amazingly good music would really be complete without including a sample of Pink […]

Moving right along….

| September 8, 2009

Having previously sampled the musical greatness of the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s, you might think that I should move on to the 1990s. Well, if you insist. There is a surprising amount of excellence from which to choose. Now, some might question my judgement in such matters. Not to my face, of course. Cowards. True […]

As if that wasn’t enough….

| September 4, 2009

Try as I might, I just can’t run out of sheer musical awesomeness from the 1980s. I feel pretty sorry, really, for my nephew and nieces who, having been born in the ’90s, have been forced by circumstance to listen to all the crap that is mistakenly referred to as “music” these days. Through no […]

How many times do I have to tell you?

| September 3, 2009

There was so much great music in the ’80s, one song isn’t a representative sample, despite the sheer indisputable awesomeness of that previous example. Shut up. I’ll mess you up, surely I will. So here’s a taste of the late ’80s, heard in every GI bar in Korea during my 1988-90 tour. If you were […]

Listen up.

| September 1, 2009

I’m sure you agreed with me about the previously mentioned songs, the first from 1966, the second and third from 1974 and 1978 respectively. All three are made of pure awesome. If you don’t think so, get your butt over here so I can kick it. Now, it might be good planning on my part, […]

Don’t Laugh

| August 31, 2009

I know what you’re thinking. I do. “A musical version of War of the Worlds? Are you insane?” Well, that’s the 70s for you. 1978, to be specific. I have to admit, it does sound crazy… until you listen to it. After you’ve had a look at and a listen to the Moody Blues’ own […]

You think I’m kidding?

| August 28, 2009

You want some more music? Since yesterday’s selection was from the ’60s, check out this Emerson,* Lake and Palmer concert video from 1974 — and after admiring, yes, admiring the virtuosity, you can thank me.† If you don’t agree with me that this is one of the finest ballads ever written, I’ll be inclined to […]

Tell me no lies.

| August 27, 2009

Tell me this isn’t one of the three or four most beautiful songs ever written. I swear, if you try telling me to my face that it isn’t, I will get up out of this chair and punch you in your filthy lying mouth, even if it means I fall flat on my face and […]

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