Music Monday: A Little Bit of Harmonica

The harmonica offers a unique sound, and its playing is often one of the more memorable parts of a song. The one song that always comes to mind when I think of the harmonica is Thunder Road by Bruce Springsteen. It's one of the best openings I know. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5kXnq5IjdU   The following background information comes … Continue reading Music Monday: A Little Bit of Harmonica

A Wonderful Interview with Bruce Springsteen

After five years of trying, Gayle King was finally able to land an interview with Springsteen, and as a viewer, it was worth the wait. The interview was originally split into a couple of parts. Below are parts one and two. (I've also included the full interview at the end if you'd prefer to watch … Continue reading A Wonderful Interview with Bruce Springsteen

Blinded by the Awesomeness

It's taken nearly 40 years, but I finally have a worthy competitor as my answer to the question, "What's your favorite movie?" Since 1981, it has always been Chariots of Fire, a British historical drama film that tells the fact-based story of two athletes in the 1924 Olympics: Eric Liddell, a devout Scottish Christian who … Continue reading Blinded by the Awesomeness

Music Monday: Madonna and Bruce End 34-Year Slump

Proving that they weren't just flashes in the pan, Madonna and Bruce Springsteen returned to the top of the Billboard Charts with their newest albums this week. The last time these two held the top two spots was back in 1985, when Springsteen was on top with "Born in the USA" and Madonna held the … Continue reading Music Monday: Madonna and Bruce End 34-Year Slump

Music Monday: Best Songs for a Funeral

I know, it's not necessarily the most uplifting of topics to write about, but it's amazing what ideas pop into your head when you've got a deadline. I recently wrote about the best songs to accompany graduation, and so I started thinking about other major life events where music can play a key role. My … Continue reading Music Monday: Best Songs for a Funeral

Forget about That $4.6 Million Lunch with Warren Buffett; This Would Be Way More Fun

This past week, an anonymous fan bid a record $4,567,888 in a charity auction to have lunch with Warren Buffett, topping the previous record of $3,456,789. The annual auction for lunch with the Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Chairman has raised almost $30 million for San Francisco charity Glide, a favorite cause of Mr. Buffett’s first wife, … Continue reading Forget about That $4.6 Million Lunch with Warren Buffett; This Would Be Way More Fun

Music Monday: This Is What Music Can Do To Us

I'm guessing that many of you have already seen this video, and if you have, it's worth seeing again. If you haven't seen it, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do (it's at the end of the post). The video of 11-month old Thomas A. was recorded by his mom while they … Continue reading Music Monday: This Is What Music Can Do To Us

Music Monday: The Top 25 Songs That Matter Now

The New York Times recently published, "The Top 25 Songs That Matter Right Now" in an attempt to highlight songs that capture the current mood of our country. The editors note that the songs selected represent a very earnest, very serious desire to find the right reaction to a world that feels tense and high-stakes … Continue reading Music Monday: The Top 25 Songs That Matter Now

Music Monday: Springsteen on Broadway, via Netflix

My wife and I finally got around to watching Bruce Springsteen’s Broadway show that was released on Netflix on December 18. We would have loved to have seen it live, but the price and logistics made it difficult. From first line to last bow, the film includes the full length of Springsteen’s theatrical creation. Watching … Continue reading Music Monday: Springsteen on Broadway, via Netflix

Music Monday – You’re Missing

Well, he's certainly not a new artist, but he still brings the same passion to his concerts that he did over 40 years ago when he was just starting out. And while he may be best known for playing lead guitar with the E Street Band in front of sold-out stadiums, he's also just as … Continue reading Music Monday – You’re Missing