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First Listen Review: Paul Kelly - "Seven Sonnets & A Song"

The Good: The artist here has really gone through quite an effort to make an interesting and spectacular album. Upon hearing that the musician was going to compose songs using Shakespeare’s sonnets, I was immediately skeptical. 377 more words


song of the day - “I Feel For You” | CHAKA KHAN | 1984 / 1985.

It’s been nearly a day and a half since learning of the heart-breaking death of Prince (4.21.2016).  I am still numb.  It hits me with little jolts to the body, which would be in line with the electrifying nature of his work, but it hasn’t fully hit me yet, though I know it will.  507 more words



These mist-covered mountains
Are a home now for me
But my home is the lowlands
And always will be
Some day you’ll return to
Your valleys and your farms… 119 more words


Are You Not Entertained?

Here continues a monthly series sharing the music, books, and films that absorbed my time.


Mark Knopfler’s lilting voice flirts

1980 – every song a great one… 497 more words


1985 And All That

‘Bout time I got this moving again isn’t it?

When I last wrote anything on this thread, I was talking about a school trip to Norway, and promised to talk about the contents of the diary I kept for those two weeks. 1,019 more words

A History Of Dubious Taste

The good fight

It is said that war is hell, but popular music historically has been more interested in the premise that war is wrong. While policy makers in this and other countries have found no shortage of causes for which to take up arms, musicians, like most artists, have tended to oppose them.  488 more words