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The True Impact of Spotify

If you’re a music lover, read on. I’m always on the hunt for new music and I continue to explore the world of online music. I was an early user of Pandora and have found lots of new musicians that I wouldn’t have heard since

The Shatner Album That Is Actually Really Good

An album by William Shatner? You mean Captain Kirk? T.J. Hooker? The Priceline guy? Yes. That William Shatner. You may remember Shatner’s overly dramatic spoken word readings of classics like “Mr. Tambourine Man” from 1968’s The Transformed Man. George Clooney said that he would bring this

The Wonder of Stevie

When I spent way too much time dating in the 90s, I came across a great quote that changed who and why I dated. American author and social activist bell hooks spoke of making love while listening to the genius that is Stevie Wonder. I

In Search of Perfect Pop: The Greatest Song The Cars Never Made

A couple weeks back, this site asked people what songs made them stop in their tracks. This begs the question of what kind of song commands enough attention to do so. It’s an unanswerable question, or at least one with no definitive answer. Some would

We Are All Together: George Martin and “I Am the Walrus”

Much has been written about George Martin, producer and some would say virtual member of The Beatles. I would like to focus on one song, and the way it exemplifies Martin’s unique ability to commingle classical techniques and pop arranging values. “I Am the Walrus”