Category Archives: Music of the 1980’s

Jumped The Gun, As Usual

. . . but not the “Love Gun” One day last week, I was reading an article about the 16th, final  KISS tour.  (OK, 16th is a slight exaggeration, but not by much). They had a good run, but all … Continue reading

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Rain, And Lots Of It.

Lot’s of Rain. . .Left coast floods are changing some landscapes and some forecasts have it raining in the Southeast for almost the next two weeks. It is predicted to start with a half inch overnight. I do suppose, however, … Continue reading

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Hurry, Boy

Al Yankovic, like Laphroaig Scotch and Monty Python movies, is an acquired taste. I’ve acquired a taste for all three over the years. Maybe it is his Polish heritage and the accordion injected into his work? Maybe it is just because … Continue reading

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On Time & Music

“Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid”. Frank Zappa 1940 ~1993   The trick here for me is to find a Zappa song that passes … Continue reading

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A Pocket Full Of Memories

I fell and hit my head last night. Nothing serious, but it did shake loose a few memories that I decided to share this afternoon. It was 1982-83 and I was completing my studies at the once venerable Cincinnati College … Continue reading

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Counting Down, #1

Note:  I hit “publish” instead of “preview”, so this was released about 8 hours early. *** Non-traditional, indeed, but I’m not a Silent Night kind of guy. My favorite, contemporary Christmas song, like #2,  is also written by Ian Anderson, … Continue reading

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Wanna Start Over?

Anyone else ever have this thought? I am pretty sure I’m not the only one battling middle age who has pondered this. Then again, it is a very different world from 1974. If you were like me, (58),  you might … Continue reading

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It Starts To Worry Me

What a busy couple of weeks, and it has nothing to do with the upcoming Christmas holiday. It’s just life . . . and maybe a little eschatological urgency. Early starts and late endings and it seems that as I get … Continue reading

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December

Another quintessential, Winter album. Here, in its entirety, George Winston, December.. Music for any day of the year. Click below and enjoy 39 minutes of beautiful while you contine your work.

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Bold Indeed

The 1980s were a bold time for music and Chip Davis was one of the boldest, with his band, Manheim Steamroller,  being responsible for the Fresh Aire series of albums and then CDs. “New Age” music for the huddled masses. Manheim … Continue reading

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