It’s my favorite song of all time, and it’s been my favorite song for over 40 years now. I recently came across this video of Bruce offering his insight into how the song came to be and what it means. It’s a wonderful look at the creative process of one of the all-time greats. It‘s … Continue reading Music Monday: Springsteen Dissects Thunder Road
This idea came to me the other day while I was out driving and I had my radio on the local sports talk channel. Many of the radio hosts like to add something fun to their show, in addition to all the talk of sport. So for this particular segment, each caller, when they had … Continue reading Music Monday: My Favorite Movie Music
Back in 1962, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons came out with the song "Big Girls Don't Cry", which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAgQIb77UhU As it turns out, Frankie and company may have been on to something. Well, sort of. According to a poll of 2,004 Americans, men cry on … Continue reading I Guess Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons Were Kind of Right
In yesterday's post, I detailed the wonderful weekend my wife and I had in Philadelphia, celebrating our 40th anniversary. So I thought I'd bring some closure to it by sharing a song that features Philadelphia in its lyrics. There were lots of great choices: Streets of Philadelphia by Bruce Springsteen Philadelphia Freedom by Elton John … Continue reading Music Monday: One More Shout Out to Philly
The past few days have seen many musical tributes in honor of 9/11, so I thought I would add my own. The Rising appeared on an album of the same name that Bruce Springsteen created shortly after 9/11. Based in large part on Springsteen's reflections during the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks, the album … Continue reading Music Monday: A Song for 9/11
Being disinvited to the party of the year. I'm talking about the recent 60th birthday party bash that was recently held at Martha's Vineyard for former President Barack Obama. Originally, the guest list included 475 people, but then with the growing spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus, people were concerned with both the … Continue reading What’s Worse Than Not Being Invited to the Party of the Year?
It's my favorite song of all time, and I sing along with it every time I hear it. In fact, one of my blog posts features the one and only solo singing performance of my life. In case you missed it (it's from 2017, so most readers have not seen it), here it is again: … Continue reading Music Monday: Making Things Right, Nearly Fifty Years Later
The other day I wrote a post about how I was in a rut with my blog, feeling like I had run out of ideas. But then a few bloggers responded with some suggestions, and this post is a direct result of one of those suggestions. Two separate bloggers (Searching for a Side Hustle with … Continue reading Thank You, Fellow Bloggers!
I received the following email today: "Bruce Springsteen joins President Barack Obama for a new original podcast Renegades: Born In The USA, available now on Spotify. Renegades is an eight-episode podcast featuring a deep and revealing conversation between the two friends, exploring a wide array of topics including race, fatherhood, marriage, and the state of … Continue reading Music Monday: It’s Not Really Music, But It Was Music to My Ears
It's been a while since I wrote about one of Seth Godin's blog posts, even though I read it every day. It seems like many of his posts are a variation on a common set of themes. Since I have read so many of his posts over the years, I often recognize what the thrust … Continue reading Another Hat Tip to Seth Godin