The fact that Eurythmics have been whittled down to basically two hits in the US… MAYBE three depending on the circle you travel in is a travesty. And I say this not as a fan of Eurthymics but a general … Read the rest
This is the second time I have done a triple review piece. And just speaking on that alone, it is interesting to try and connect three disparate works. Another thought that struck me just now now with this his project … Read the rest
Two notes to kick of this review:
1. The only album in Madonna’s catalog before this to really have and strong central theme (as opposed to just being a collection of great pop songs) was Erotica.
2. The only … Read the rest
To tie Janet Jackson’s, The Velvet Rope to the climate of the culture at the time would require more research and I want to get to the music but three events that stand out in my memory that occurred prior … Read the rest
I have been trying to work on a piece about music standoms for some time but can never find a through line or the angle that feels right to me other than writing that comes off like letters to the … Read the rest
During the whole shelter in place I had, as did many others had a bit of meltdown.
Not being able to dance at clubs or go to live music shows among other things drove people a little batty to it … Read the rest
Once again local music proves why it is the best buy (and music) going these days. $15 for three amazing acts in one night. No traffic hassle, no annoying bag checks, no overpriced drinks, not a bunch of stodgy rich … Read the rest
I recently gave Sting quite the verbal lashing on a recent SoundwavesTV’s Mass Debate. I equated his solo career with dental office waiting room music. Go for the ratings or go home! You should check out that and the rest … Read the rest
It was a great show with a four piece band that juggled various instruments from guitar to piano and mandolin while bringing some serious harmonies to strong country/folk/blues songwriting. It was my first time in the intimate brick … Read the rest
Getting even further left field we arrive in Iceland. Björk was a name I sorta knew being around- oh by the way, it is pronounced yerk like work not york like pork. Anyway, I never took her music in at … Read the rest
This is the album that initially started this whole 3 album journey. I had only intended to review this one album but when I end up doing a TMI interview for Soundwaves Melissa Etheridge came up and so I had … Read the rest
I know the hits, you know the hits. But the album didn’t hit me in any special way at first. It wasn’t until Junior year when I was so deep in depression I ended up in the kitchen with a … Read the rest
I to see Gogol Bordello again! I don’t see a lot of acts more than once (unless they are local). So that tells you the first round was a good enough show for a second helping. And this time I … Read the rest
POPOFF! RETRO REVIEW: The Human League – Dare
Bear’s Haiku Retro Album Review:
One hit that won’t die.
Whole album a synthpop classic.
Back to front it’s fire.
Let’s just get this out of the way up front, everyone young … Read the rest
As I fully expected, DJ Bear published a review for the a-ha show last Friday. That motivated me to collect my thoughts about the concert, since my wife and I attended it as well. Having said that, I chose not … Read the rest
Every finger in the room is pointing at me
I wanna spit in their faces, then I get afraid of what that could bring
Those two lines from the song, “Crucify” open the album Little Earthquakes by Tori Amos, which … Read the rest
This is not just a review of Björk’s Cornucopia but my overall concert experience at the Chase center.
“Performance artist”, is such an odd term because are not all musicians who get up on stage on some level performance artists … Read the rest