Tears of a Clown, by Smokey Robinson and The Miracles

“Smokey Robinson is America’s greatest living poet.” Though this quote has been attributed to Bob Dylan, it has never been confirmed that our modern day Bard actually uttered these exact words. It may have been him, it may have been his manager, or it may have just been a creative journalist with a wild imagination.Continue reading “Tears of a Clown, by Smokey Robinson and The Miracles”

Rocky Mountain High, by John Denver

“If a bomb hits this building today, John Denver’s back on top.”Paul Simon, during the recording of “We Are the World,” January 28th, 1985 Paul Simon was with the most popular artists of the day, recording a song that would raise millions of dollars to support efforts to feed the hungry in Africa. Paul joinedContinue reading “Rocky Mountain High, by John Denver”

(Nothing But) Flowers, by The Talking Heads

It was 80 degrees here in Chicago the other day, Friday, October 20th. On the same day in 1988, the year “(Nothing But) Flowers” by The Talking Heads was released, it was 50 degrees. Whether you believe in global climate change or not, that is a difference of 30 degrees in 30 years. The Talking HeadsContinue reading “(Nothing But) Flowers, by The Talking Heads”