Moonage Daydream

As I’ve mentioned before (in my post on January 17, 2020, for example), David Bowie was a regular guest on the record player in my parents’ home, after a brother discovered his music. We listened to his early stuff, and I saw him in concert in both Liverpool, UK and again about ten years laterContinue reading “Moonage Daydream”

Touched by the Sun

The haul of CDs I scored from Columbia House (please see my February 4, 2020 post on ‘Jimmy Mo Mhíle Stór’), many years ago, included Carly Simon’s ‘Letters Never Sent.’  I remember Simon’s early hit, Anticipation’ (1971), which was used by Heinz for a commercial demonstrating how slowly their ketchup poured because it was soContinue reading “Touched by the Sun”

I’m Gonna Be Strong

Cyndi Lauper broke out onto the popular music scene with her colourful, audacious and whimsical style in 1983. I remember spinning her ‘She’s So Unusual’ long-play record often and have enjoyed her music since then. She became big when music videos were still a relatively new thing, but each one was well crafted, and sometimesContinue reading “I’m Gonna Be Strong”

January 16, 2020 – Come Talk to Me

Peter Gabriel was what I guess I’d call a “musical acquaintance” through my teen years; I didn’t have any of his records early on, but one of my friends was a big Genesis fan and had continued on with collecting Gabriel’s solo works. So while not a collector, I enjoyed the music.  But the 1992Continue reading “January 16, 2020 – Come Talk to Me”