Category Archives: music

Abbey Road Plus 50

Fifty years ago in 1969 Iain MacMillan climbed a ladder and shot a foto of the Beatles crossing Abbey Road for the cover of an LP of the same name. The iconic image has captivated the souls of the Fab Four’s fans and earlier today hundreds thronged to commemorate the event. The album topped the […]

The One The Only Moondog

The blind musician Moondog lived in New York from the 1940s to 1972. Occasionally the Viking-attired drummer descended from Upstate to wander the streets of the Village. I saw him a few times and never thought much about it, until a friend turned me onto Moondog’s music. The man was a extraordinary genius. Give a […]

Billboard’s Top 30 Summer Songs

Most American radio stations run down the Top 1000 songs of all time during the July 4th Weekend. The playlist pleasantly passes the time on the beach. Sunbathers never notice the burn until their skin is the color of an Easter Ham. Once back in the SUV they inevitably crank up the AC and turn […]

David Bowie and Cher meet Sha Na Na

My friend Keith and I share mutual musical tastes and this week he posted a Youtube video of David Bowie singing with Cher. Keith had actually seen the Ziggy Stardust tour. I missed it for a stupid reason. My girlfriend at the time was 26. Linda was a junior exec in my father’s office. A […]

DIRTY OLD TOWN by the Pogues

Several hundred bands will parade up 5th Avenue in New York in honor of St. Padraic. Not one of them will play DIRTY OLD TOWN. I love the Pogues and what about Spider’s teeth. real stumps they are. So for a good lift go to this URL And if you don’t like it, Go hifreann […]