Phil Colllins Serious Hits Live

Every now and then my Jim would take pity on me, and not play jazz as we were driving along. He would add a CD of what he called "pop trash" to appease me. I WAS grateful for a little Phil Collins after weeks of commuting to one modern jazz piece after another. READ MORE

Rockin' at Vandy

 Valentines Day 2021 is fast approaching. So I decided to share a piece my forever Valentine, Jim Fisher, wrote a few years back for his Wazopia Blog.  The featured band was the B-52's. The pictures for the 2003 and 2004 posts have been eaten by  the Internet.  However the text is still good. READ MORE

Brinsley Schwarz - Silver Pistol / Please Don't Ever Change

I thoroughly  enjoyed listening to Brinsley Schwarz Silver Pistol / Please Don't Ever Change as I drove the highway to and from work. It's a little piece of 1970's rock and roll heaven. READ MORE

The Beatles Please Please Me

Come with  me to the infamous cartoon character Mr. Peabody's Way Back Machine to 1963, where The Beatles were young, and I was even younger. Just listening to the music reminds me of warm summer days at the neighborhood pool, where popular music like The Beatles played all day.  That, an occasironal frozen Zero chocolate bar, and nonstop swimming were the highlights of what was then endless summer. READ MORE

Running in the Family

Who knew? Probably everybody on the planet but me. The tunes on the CD Running in the family, released in 1987,  were written and performed by Level 42.  It was nice to hear long-ago, familiar, toe-tapping pieces like Children say, Running in the family, To be with you again, and Freedom someday.  But as I've said many times before, I can remember a tune, but titles and artists - forget it. ...READ MORE