Return to Clapton

I recently drew out the 1998 Eric Clapton album “Pilgrim.” For those of you who are unfamiliar, this is the album that contains “My Father’s Eyes.” Sometimes I get caught up in finding new music, new sounds, new trends and returning to one of the greats was just what I needed. The entire album has … Continue reading

A Lifetime Without Country Makes For A Lot To Catch Up On…

I’ve spent a lifetime shunning country music. There was no substantive reason behind it, I just simply did not care for it. Now, I have grown up in a musical household, a father who uses music to teach me poignant lessons to this day, let alone to pay the bills in his younger years and … Continue reading

Album Review: Panic! at the Disco’s “Vices & Virtues”

Panic! at the Disco is back on the block with a new album rekindling the flames of their first chart-topping debut “A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out” (2006). After going through some band member changes and some parting of ways, original members Brendon Urie and Spencer Smith are back at it and making music that … Continue reading

I Fell In Love Today… Janelle Monae!

On my drive back to Las Vegas for winter break, I was fortunate to have a newly purchased album, “The ArchAndroid” by an artist by the name of Janelle Monae. Over Thanksgiving weekend my father told me about this chat he heard on NPR about their selection for “Album of the Year.” They have never … Continue reading

So Personal, But So Universal

Bright Eyes is the Bob Dylan of our generation and never ceases to astound me with his brilliance with words and music. This song, “First Day of My Life” is one of my all-time favorite songs. There is something so deeply personal about love, yet it is one of the few things that everyone can … Continue reading

Q’s Song of the Day: “There’s A Place” – Winston!

Q’s Song of the Day is entitled “There’s A Place” by Winston!. Due to the fact that I am overly nostalgic of late, I have chosen a song that reminds me of some of my fondest high school memories… my high school band! Winston! was a short-lived piece of genius that was before its time. … Continue reading

Varied Versions: “Cry Me a River”

This is kind of a new venture, but I hope you enjoy it. I want to take the many difference versions of classic songs by various artists and see what I like in each, as well as hopefully inspire some participation on the reader’s behalf to tell me which one they like best as well. … Continue reading

Q’s Artist of the Week: Dinah Washington

I have neglected Q’s Song of the Day for quite a few days. Therefore, I have put together a little tribute to a woman that gives me chills and lifts my sails through rough times. Now, as most of you know, I am quite the old soul and my love for music transcends generational gaps. … Continue reading

Q’s Song of the Day: “I Thought I Saw Your Face Today” – She&Him

Q’s Song of the Day is entitled “I Thought I Saw Your Face Today” by the duo She&Him. This song was chosen due to the fact that I am faced with shadows of the past at every turn in this town where I experienced love for the first time. Memories appear in my mind at … Continue reading

Q’s Song of the Day: “Moondance” – Van Morrison

Q’s Song of the Day is entitled “Moondance” by Van Morrison. This is such an amazing song that is under-appreciated to me. On my drive from Las Vegas today I listened to this entire album by Van Morrison. It is a great driving album. Nevertheless, this individual track is such a fun song on its … Continue reading