The year was 1991 and Nirvana had just begun dismantling and rearranging pop music as we knew it with their breakout album Nevermind. But ironically, a new band created from the ashes of another Seattle band, Mother Love Bone, had … Read the rest
I tend to spend a lot of time in my car and as a result, I listen to the radio quite a bit. I know, I know I should listen to CDs or better, get a cord to plug … Read the rest
Seems hard to believe but it was indeed 30 years ago that guitar God Joe Satriani first came across our radars. Back then he released what was called a “C.D. (or compact disc”) and he even had glorious, flowing metal … Read the rest
Hi there, my name is Don Lewis and as you may have read in this columns title, I have way too much time on my hands. As a result, I tend to overthink many, many things including rock music. My … Read the rest
The restaurants surrounding AT&T Park were packed to the gills as people pre-gamed before the Billy Joel concert in San Francisco on Saturday, September 5. I know this because upon arriving in The City at 6:00 pm in order to … Read the rest
Born on August 16th, 1958, Madonna Louise Ciccone created a perfect storm for fame by combining her considerable talent, her unwavering passion for success and the phenomenon of MTV to create one of the worlds most indomitable pop culture success … Read the rest
Born in 1943 in Dartford, Kent, England, hes a singer-songwriter, an actor, been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the UK Music Hall of Fame, hes been knighted by the Queen and, oh yeah, has been … Read the rest
Born in San Francisco on March 16th, Nancy Wilson and her sister Ann decided they were going to get into rock n roll when they saw the Beatles perform on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964.
Ann and … Read the rest
For a lot of people and a lot of different reasons, the 80s was a happy time, full of feel-good, sing-it-loud songs, including Paul Simons You Can Call Me Al.
While it was the first single from Simons critically acclaimed … Read the rest