Tag Archive | music

A God-given gift for singing marred by bad breath 

After dinner one evening, my girlfriend, Ashley, and I settled down to watch some TV. “You get to choose tonight,” I said, leaning back on the couch. “It seems like I’ve been choosing all the movies lately.” “Are you serious?” Ashley asked. “Of course,” I said. “Fair’s fair. Whatever you choose, I’ll watch it.” “Really? […]

This time, we’ll get it right

Pretty much every Bob Seger song is him reminiscing about his youth. That’s not to knock Bob Seger. I’m a huge fan. But if you listen to his lyrics, you start to notice a pattern. “Night Moves.” “Like a Rock.” “Main Street.” “Against the Wind.” Each song is about an older man looking back on […]

Church-Lady meets Lars Ulrich

Music Review: “25 Organ Favorites” https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/25-organ-favorites-remastered/id410883996 Author’s Note: My great-grandmother bought me this album when I was in high school. I imagine she ventured to Tower Records and asked the clerk what kind of music a teenage boy would like. Snickering, he probably handed her the CD and said, “Try this, lady. I’m sure he’ll […]

Nights in White Satin

Sweet serenade in the moonlight

If you’re looking to serenade a special someone in the moonlight, it’s never advisable to bring a synthesizer. Trust me on this one. Even if it’s portable and uses four D batteries instead of an electrical cord, the hassle is sure to undermine your amorous intentions. First of all, you have the lug the oversized thing […]

Stairway to heaven

Crazy! If you listen to “Stairway to Heaven” forwards, you hear a lot of strange lyrics that don’t make sense!

Saturday Afternoon with the Rolling Stones

Late Saturday afternoon, I called my friend, Anita. Come on over, I said. I’m cooking dinner. “Sounds good,” she said. “Does that mean you’re ordering pizza or Chinese?” Pizza, I said. The place down the street is having a $9.99 special. Speaking of which, I need to borrow 10 bucks. “Ten bucks?” Anita said. “I […]