Category Archives: rock

Putin on the blitz

Have you seen the oligarch, up and down The Arbat On that famous thoroughfare, with their noses in the airRussian army in Crimea, running the streets like diarrheaSpending every Ruble, on Sochi and noodle kugelIf you’re blue that the games … Continue reading

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I’m in the mood for a melody…

  Instructions:   1. Open your library (iTunes, Media Player, iPod, etc)   2. Put it on shuffle   3. Press play   4. For every item, type the song that’s playing   5. When you go to a new item, press the next button   6. … Continue reading

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Even better than the real thing…

If I can’t go to Ravinia….I’ll bring Ravinia to Talega.  Saw a U2 tribute band at our local park.  Sounded great.  Played all the hits and even closed with a cover of a cover:  Helter Skelter.  Good time was had … Continue reading

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List Monday – Best of the ’70’s

Well, I’ve been thinking about the best songs of this plaid decade and like the apparel, it is just too musically diverse.  I broke it down by best of genres, as I delineate.  Bands like Zeppelin and Stones have already … Continue reading

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List Monday – Best of the ’60’s

So, the decade of my birth is not my most favorite musically.  The only worse decade is the bankrupt 90’s.  Yet the 1960’s were sonically important – less so for the specific songs that came out, but more so for … Continue reading

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List Monday – Top 10 songs of the 1950’s (non-blues)

All shook Up – Elvis…had to pick one by the King, heartbreak hotel or jailhouse could have been here too. Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry…he and Little Richard are the unsung forefathers of r&r Earth Angel – The Penguins…actually … Continue reading

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School of Rock

M H T 101 Introduction to Music A historically oriented study of art music, its styles, and forms from the Baroque period (1940’s – 1955)to the present day. This course is designed to provide a solid grasp of twentieth-century European (particularly … Continue reading

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