Coming up with a list of great songs is pretty easy. But the greatest songs? Of all time? That's not so easy. I completed my first draft in about a day and it had 27 songs on it. There were a few question marks and either/or selections. I chose not to include any classical or … Continue reading My 25 Greatest Songs
Part of my music collection What makes a truly great song? One of my favorite radio stations, WXPN out of Philadelphia, is nearing the end of a massive 2,020 song countdown as I write this. I started listening in earnest this morning at 8am, when they were at song 100. Other than an 1.5 hour … Continue reading Greatest songs of all time
Seeing Bob Dylan in November was such a regular part of my life that, as we reach the end of November 2020 without the typical Fall tour, I decided to take a look back at all of those shows. November 5, 1998, College Park, MD: the first show that I took a small notebook to. … Continue reading Dylan in November
Last night I watched the Reese Witherspoon/Paul Rudd movie How Do You Know? on Netflix. While the question they face is about love, I found myself relating to Reese’s character, who is let go from the USA women’s softball team and has to figure out what direction her life will go next. In November 2019 I saw … Continue reading How Do You Know?
I found a printout of this image while cleaning the other day, and it seems like as good a time as any to look back on another major influence in my life: Joe Strummer. Prior to Joe's death in 2002, my interest in the Clash was inconsistent. I taped "Train in Vain" off the radio … Continue reading Strummer