Rockin’ & Rollin’ in 2010

An interesting year in music, both inside and outside of Springsteen-land. Live Music Turning the corner on my first half-century, I find myself seeing less live music, something I would like to remedy this year. The last two consecutive years I caught Bruce in Albany--and kicked myself for not seeing subsequent shows in Buffalo and … Continue reading Rockin’ & Rollin’ in 2010

Shiny Happy People

I was moved to think about pop music today. thegirlontheswing over at AutoTunes posted about her love of the REM song "Stand"--even though she admitted that hipsters probably thought it lame. So what is pop? Pop is rock, albeit with hummable melodies and some sharp wordplay if you're lucky. But why do so many of … Continue reading Shiny Happy People