2016 in review

As 2016 comes to an end, I have come to the conclusion that it wasn’t a great year for music. We’ve lost too many great musicians (a trend I fear will continue as the pioneers of rock and pop aren’t getting any younger), and few releases have managed to really grab me. There were a lot…

Album review – Lady Gaga – Joanne

The cover to Lady Gaga’s new album “Joanne” shows the singer’s profile in a very simple manner, wearing a pink hat with her long blond hair draped around her shoulder. It’s not hard to read this one-sided picture as a statement about the singer: we know one side of Gaga, but the other is waiting…

2014 in review: my musical hits and misses

It’s time for the music addict’s 2014 year end review, covering my personal hits and misses from the music world. 2014 was also a banner year for this blog, with more visitors than ever, and a new Facebook page linked to it. Thank you all for visiting and reading, I appreciate it tremendously.   HITS…

5 musical wishes for 2014

After looking backward at the year that just ended, I’d like to look forward to 2014, and list out 5 things I hope will come to pass in the musical world. They’re not predictions, just my silly wishful thinking. I hope a few rock bands that have been working their asses off for years will…