Music Monday: Local Artist Doing His Part To Get Us Through Covid-19

Back on March 15, local musician Scott McClatchy started his "Mission To Civilize Internet Guitar Pull" on his Facebook page. A guitar pull is a southern tradition where a small group of musicians sit around and take turns playing songs on a guitar. Scott started the tradition as a way to bring music to people … Continue reading Music Monday: Local Artist Doing His Part To Get Us Through Covid-19

Music Monday: A Fun Little Music App for the Curious

Ever wondered what song was topping the charts the day you were born? Or how about the day you turned 21, or got married, or had your children? Well, I happened to be chatting with one of my nephews last night, and he told me about a nifty little app that will tell you just … Continue reading Music Monday: A Fun Little Music App for the Curious

Music Monday: A Song for Our Times – Put Your Hands Up

I received an email today from the President of Villanova University, Father Peter, announcing that classes will remain online for the rest of the semester. Classes had switched to an online format last week, and the hope was that face-to-face instruction could resume after Easter. However, the rapid escalation of covid-19 has eliminated such a … Continue reading Music Monday: A Song for Our Times – Put Your Hands Up

Too Soon? A Little Bit of Covid-19 Humor

In the midst of all the negative news about covid-19, some people have managed to poke fun at it. So I thought I'd share a small number of video clips I've seen that I thought were pretty funny. If you think it's too soon, well here's what a couple of famous comic writers have to … Continue reading Too Soon? A Little Bit of Covid-19 Humor

Music Monday: What Goes Up Must Come Down, and Vice Versa (Fingers Crossed)

The stock market's historic bull market has come to a screeching halt. We all knew that at some point it would end, but not as dramatically as it has. For some reason, it made me think of the song Spinning Wheel by Blood, Sweat & Tears. https://youtu.be/P5jNJd7HRVU Fortunately, a look at the history of the … Continue reading Music Monday: What Goes Up Must Come Down, and Vice Versa (Fingers Crossed)

Music Monday: The Dixie Chicks Come Roaring Back

Once again, a shout out to Coti Howell at Nashville Noise for providing me with the inspiration for another Music Monday. This past week, Coti wrote about the new album just released by the Dixie Chicks, Gaslighter, which features their latest hit single of the same name. I have to admit I don't know much … Continue reading Music Monday: The Dixie Chicks Come Roaring Back

Music Monday: Do You Know Your Parents’ Favorite Music?

I've been writing my Music Monday column for about a year and a half, and it's been a chance for me to share the music of both my favorite artists as well of artists that are new to me. Since my family reads my blog posts (well at least they tell me they do), I … Continue reading Music Monday: Do You Know Your Parents’ Favorite Music?

Paranoia Strikes Deep

Into Your Life It Will Creep... It's one of the great lines from the classic song For What It's Worth by Buffalo Springfield. And until yesterday, that's all it was, a line from a song. But I guess subconsciously all this talk about the coronavirus finally got to me. We were sitting around our apartment … Continue reading Paranoia Strikes Deep

Music Monday: Harry Chapin on Writing, Performing, and Making a Fool of Yourself

Harry Chapin is one of the all-time great singer-songwriters who died way too young. One of my first blog posts five years ago ever was about Harry, and it remains one of my favorite posts. If you don't know much about Harry, that post can get you up to speed. It was my future wife … Continue reading Music Monday: Harry Chapin on Writing, Performing, and Making a Fool of Yourself

Music Monday: Music with a Message

Maybe I'm just lazy. I think I have enough favorite music from the late 60s and 70s to get me through the rest of my life. Plus, many of the artists from back then continued to put out great albums for years, and sometimes decades, later. (one example, of course, is Bruce Springsteen). I'll admit … Continue reading Music Monday: Music with a Message