Category Archives: music

Grammy Salute To Music Legends (…and a legend in his own mind)

Earlier this year, I was honored to be asked to be the “voice” of a Grammy special — the first time their Special Merit Awards have been given their own broadcast. The Grammy Salute To Music Legends™ premiered last night, … Continue reading

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Duck Dunn

This is one case where it’s not hyperbole to call this man “legendary”.  Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn, who passed away Sunday at the age of 70, was more than just “one of the guys in the Blues Brothers band”, and more … Continue reading

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Hooray For Bollywood

Here’s my latest dirty little secret: I have become a huge fan of Bollywood musicals. I’m not sure when it happened, or if it was instantaneous, but I’m hooked.

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Finding Your Own Rhythm

While playing a CD of Thelonious Monk’s classic recordings on the way home from work last night, I reflected on something Dave Chappelle said in his documentary Block Party – that he had discovered a whole new world from listening … Continue reading

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A Simpleton Goes Shopping

What I learned this weekend: When buying things, it helps to have either money, checks or credit cards with you. There I am at the store, I spend about 15 minutes hunting down a new shirt, tie and other sundry … Continue reading

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Big Bad Music for Sleepy Boys

Sure, I may have eclectic tastes, I may appreciate intelligent lyricism and sophisticated rock, but sometimes you just gotta put on “Cold Gin” or “Rock And Roll All Nite”, crank it up to twelve (because eleven isn’t loud enough), and … Continue reading

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