I don’t listen to a whole lot of contemporary music these days.
The songs aren’t well-written. They frequently present values at odds with mine. And they’re over-produced, perhaps to mask the fact that they’re not well-written.
Gordon Goodwin weighed in on the subject on his Facebook page following the recent Grammy Awards. I don’t know much about Mr. Goodwin, other than he is himself an accomplished musician who has won Grammy and Emmy Awards.
Here is his take: More…
I spent some time on the piano tonight playing Gershwin.
I’m a sucker for George’s irresistible melodies and Ira’s urbane lyrics. By contrast, I am less than enthralled with Beyonce’s lyrics and melodies.
Beyonce Knowles had a highly praised performance at the Grammies last night. Critics drooled over the way she showcased her bare baby bump. I am conflicted… More…
Only a day after the sudden death of her daughter, Carrie Fisher, the legendary Debbie Reynolds has also died.
The 84 year old actress died of natural causes.
She leaves behind a body of work that this blogger characterizes as simply delightful, none more so than her delightful portrayal as… More…