mid 1960s cheese pop. admit it…you love it

Somewhere between the TV themes to "Leave It To Beaver" and "S.W.A.T.," pop music evolved in interesting directions but a lot of this interesting pop history has been widely forgotten.  When people think of the 1960s, they think of beach and surf music, the Beatles, flower power, and acid rock.  But there's another aspect of … Continue reading mid 1960s cheese pop. admit it…you love it

orbital + david gray = warmth in an alien world

I never followed Orbital's career that closely. The electronic dance music band, consisting of brothers Phil and Paul Hartnell, have put together quite an extensive catalog of music over the last quarter century. I have a  compilation of their releases called Orbital 20.  Their music is sometimes harsh and almost always futuristic. While I don't … Continue reading orbital + david gray = warmth in an alien world

pete seeger–a class act and a reason not to paddle faster when hearing banjos

Come gather 'round, club kids and pay attention. There's someone you should know about. A piece of history died earlier this week. Someone as controversial as any rapper or rock star, yet someone with immense influence on musicians even today. He was a political activist from an early age and sang union songs, and even … Continue reading pete seeger–a class act and a reason not to paddle faster when hearing banjos