Perfectly Conflicted about The Eagles

“Come on, man. I had a rough night and I hate the f**ckin’ Eagles, man!”The Dude, The Big Lebowski At least on paper, it seems I should love The Eagles. Growing up in the 1970’s, they were everywhere. They were ubiquitous. Alongside acts like The Steve Miller Band, Boston and The Who, they filled stadiumsContinue reading “Perfectly Conflicted about The Eagles”

Three Missing Ingredients of Digital Music

As a kid in the 1970’s, I could not get my hands on enough music. I enjoyed listening to current hits of the day, and I reveled in discovering great rock and roll music of the 1950’s and 1960’s. I risked life and limb to ride my bike down busy Lake Cook Road to getContinue reading “Three Missing Ingredients of Digital Music”

Two Perfect Songs. Two Imperfect Lives.

There’s an old Yiddish proverb that says “Man plans, and God laughs.” Whatever we think our life will be, whatever preconceived notions we may have, our actual life will probably be something far different than what we have imagined. The history of rock and roll music is riddled with songwriters letting their imagination run wild.Continue reading “Two Perfect Songs. Two Imperfect Lives.”

No Need to Feel Guilty!

By Guest Blogger Michael Shapiro There are certain movies that people consider “Remote Drops,” those timeless and re-watchable movies from throughout our lives that we come across when flipping channels and reflexively make us drop the remote and watch for the umpteenth time. Depending on your taste, your Remote Drop might be a classic likeContinue reading “No Need to Feel Guilty!”