Music Monday: The Youngest Person to Have a Number One Song

It's kind of a trick question, asking who was the youngest person to have a number one song. If you are looking at just solo artists, then it is Stevie Wonder. Born Stevland Hardaway Judkins, he had performed as a child in the choir at the Whitestone Baptist Church in his hometown of Saginaw, Michigan, … Continue reading Music Monday: The Youngest Person to Have a Number One Song

This Is Why I Love Commercials…

Earlier today, I was finalizing my notes for my classes for the coming week. One of the topics I will cover this week is advertising, which gives me a chance to show a few of my favorite commercials, many of which I have highlighted in previous posts. As I was double-checking to make sure the … Continue reading This Is Why I Love Commercials…

Music Monday: Apple Cider, Sirens, and Nostradamus

Some readers may have guessed who this post is about by the title, others may be wondering what the connection is between Apple Cider, Sirens, and Nostradamus. The words are all parts of song titles from one of my favorite artists from back in the 70s - Al Stewart. I'll get right to his music, … Continue reading Music Monday: Apple Cider, Sirens, and Nostradamus

Music Monday: Walk Off the Earth Goes A Capella

I think this is the most current one of my Music Mondays has been. Usually, I am writing about music or events that happened a couple of years ago, or a few decades ago. Last week, I got a notice that Walk Off the Earth (WOTE) had just posted an a capella version of their … Continue reading Music Monday: Walk Off the Earth Goes A Capella

Music Monday: I May Lose Any Credibility I Have With This One…

OK. Let's get this out in the open right away. As a young adolescent, I was a fan of Bobby Sherman. That's right. Bobby Sherman. Yes, the man behind "Little Woman", "Julie, Do Ya Love Me", "Easy Come, Easy Go", "La, La, La (If I Had You)", and my favorite, "Seattle". I'll first post a … Continue reading Music Monday: I May Lose Any Credibility I Have With This One…

Music Monday: Vinyl, Cassette, CD, MP3, or Streaming – What Format Offers the Best Sound Quality?

Some of you may already know the answer to this question, but I did not. But I started thinking about it after I got my new headphones, which made listening to music much more enjoyable than hearing it come out of my laptop speakers. So I started searching the web, and the consensus was pretty … Continue reading Music Monday: Vinyl, Cassette, CD, MP3, or Streaming – What Format Offers the Best Sound Quality?

Music Monday: Music to Test Your Headphones With

This post is a kind of collaboration with my youngest son. He is writing a similar post, highlighting his favorite songs to listen to using his headphones. He's got a much broader range of music that he listens compared to me, so I'd encourage you to check it out at Muzik Mondai. I'm often a … Continue reading Music Monday: Music to Test Your Headphones With

Music Monday: Bubblegum Music – Part One…

I'm guessing that my headline has already scared a few people away. Some of you may be thinking - "bubblegum music is bad enough - there's the possibility that there will be more than one post about it?" But just keep reading... The 2001 book Bubblegum Music Is the Naked Truth rules out teen pop or boy bands as inherently bubblegum … Continue reading Music Monday: Bubblegum Music – Part One…

It’s a Good Thing I Don’t Have Too Many Followers

Earlier this week I wrote a post about songs featuring the name Caroline. One of the songs featured was written and performed by a wonderful band from Pittsburgh, the Clarks. I had written a post three years ago about how we had the opportunity to watch the Clarks perform in an intimate setting at the … Continue reading It’s a Good Thing I Don’t Have Too Many Followers

Music Monday: A Tribute to Songs About Caroline (with no link to a video of Sweet Caroline!)

I was reading one of my favorite blogs earlier today - Nashville Noise - and there was a story about singer-songwriter Will Payne Harrison. According to a previous story about Harrison in Nashville Noise, he’s "got a diverse musical background that includes traditional cajun music, Louisiana blues, New Orleans brass bands, “swamp pop” and Zydeco. … Continue reading Music Monday: A Tribute to Songs About Caroline (with no link to a video of Sweet Caroline!)