Great Moments in Musical Generosity

My wife and I would watch G.E. Smith lead the Saturday Night Live band in the late 1980’s and the early 1990’s. We called him “The Sharing Guy.” He was not on the stage to perform for himself as much as he seemed to be there to share the experience of performing with the otherContinue reading “Great Moments in Musical Generosity”

Please Do Not Go, by The Violent Femmes

Research tells us that the music a person likes when they are 17 to 21 years old is the music they will most likely listen to the most for the rest of their life. Though in my case, I believe the music of my late teen/early adult years formed more of a basis for musicContinue reading “Please Do Not Go, by The Violent Femmes”

Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters, by Elton John

Sometimes, a song is just so lovely. Even for Elton John. Many of Elton John’s songs are lovely. Early in his career, in partnership with lyricist Bernie Taupin, John would release sparse love songs and ballads, a troubadour sitting at his piano delivering songs that were at once lush and sparse, ethereal and dense. ThereContinue reading “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters, by Elton John”