Tag Archives: Pop

RIP Jim Steinman

I think only Meat Loaf fans were super familiar with Jim since he was the primary writer on Bat Out of Hell but his main speciality was ballads. Great examples are the two he authored for Bonnie Tyler: “Total Eclipse of … Continue reading

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1981: Weird Al Yankovic’s National debut on TV!

Almost forgot to bring this up before I go to bed,  courtesy of the Weird One himself via Twitter! I never saw the original airing because it was on Tom Snyder’s Tomorrow show which I think came on at 11:30 PM … Continue reading

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RIP Rupert Hine

The announcement of Rupert’s passing was made a few days ago but I stumbled upon it today during my daily newspaper scans (usually the New York Times and The Guardian). For me, he will forever be the Fixx’s sixth member since he … Continue reading

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Belated birthday gift on display! Weird Al in 3-D!

Weird Al brought this old shirt back into production thanks to Stranger Things 3‘s Dustin wearing it. Quick aside, NO SPOILERS, I’m rewatching the whole show from the beginning and I don’t want to know what happened this season yet! Kristin … Continue reading

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RIP Daryl Dragon, aka Captain

Daryl passed away a couple days ago after years of illness which had become so bad, he could not play the piano. I wrote more extensively about him, his famous family members and career with Toni about four years ago … Continue reading

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Culture Club with Tom Bailey

Yeah, I know what you’re thinking. It’s…you went to see Boy George this Summer? Really? I went for two other reasons. The first was this show being a joint trip with my friend and co-worker Ayako who likes Culture Club. … Continue reading

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Forgive me, I share some of the responsibility on this one

A recent article in Mental Floss showed that the RIAA has updated its list regarding the best-selling albums of all time. For several decades it was Michael Jackson’s Thriller at over 25 million according to my memory. It stormed to the top … Continue reading

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John Waite in Austin

One of my favorite singers from the Sevenites-Eighties came through Austin back in February, Mr. John Waite. Although I never like Bad English, his solo and Babys work has always overshadowed the supergroup’s mediocrity. John comes to Austin every several … Continue reading

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RIP Glen Campbell

It was sad to see him pass away earlier this week but I knew it was inevitable from Alzheimer’s. Before he died, Glen did manage a couple more records I scored. Ghost on the Canvas was the most heartfelt finale in 2011 … Continue reading

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Reviews for Early September

Rock Swings – Paul Anka & The Day After Yesterday – Rick Springfield: Two old favorites take their best shots at cover albums. One in the vein of Pat Boone, the other in the great tradition of David Bowie’s Pin-ups. First is Paul Anka’s re-arrangements … Continue reading

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