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Into the Purple Sunset…

Posted by on Apr 28, 2016 in Pop Music!

It’s been a week since Prince died, and there have been plenty of words written about him, so I won’t bore you with another showering of praise about his talent.  I’m certainly a fan, but I don’t have anything to add that hasn’t already been said.  However, I do have a personal memory to share, […]

Waco

Posted by on Apr 22, 2016 in Whatever

Can I call myself a songwriter if I’ve only written one song?  And can I get away with calling that one song “a song” if it hasn’t been recorded?  Or set to music?  What if I have no intention, whatsoever, of finding someone to compose music for it?  Hmmm…maybe what I actually have here is […]

From this day forward… (4.18.2016)

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016 in Talking Good

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” ― C.G. Jung. Amen to that, Carl, and to prove your point, I will confess that, as maddening as it is to find myself trapped in a conversation with someone who rambles on and on, I know that I, too, can […]

I wish I still had all the t-shirts…

Posted by on Apr 14, 2016 in Pop Music!

A few months ago, my daughter was compiling a list of concerts she had seen.  I experienced two emotions:  pride (regarding the diversity of musical styles she’s interested in) and petty jealousy. (How is it that my daughter has seen The Black Keys, Judas Priest and Thin Lizzy, and I have not?)  I had no […]

The (Happy) Little Drummer Boy

Posted by on Dec 19, 2015 in Best Playlist Ever!, Pop Music!

‘Tis the season!   Like most families who celebrate Christmas (or whatever the holiday of their faith), our household has a holiday music “Greatest Hits” collection.  It dates back to the early 1980s, and the earliest mix was born on cassette (Maxell XLII-90).  In the ’90s, it went digital, spanning two CDs.  Today, it has grown […]

There is no such thing as a 300-pound pink elephant

Posted by on Dec 11, 2015 in Talking Good

May I clear something up?  There seems to be a lot of confusion about how and when to use various metaphorical references to our big, wrinkly gray (or pink) friend, the elephant.  We know about the “elephant in the room,” “pink elephants” and “white elephant sales,” but, more often than not, these phrases get all […]

Rides and Roller Coasters!

Posted by on Nov 27, 2015 in My Projects

A couple of weeks ago, my friend, Diane, said to me, “Hey, you haven’t posted a blog entry in a long time. You really should get that going again. Why do you insist on being such a disorganized underachiever?” (Okay, she didn’t really say that last part. That was my own self-indicting editorial.)  To be […]

Group 1’s “British Invasion”

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in My Projects

This was a choice assignment.  My friend, Pete DeLongchamps (we just call him “Pete D.”), is a Vice President at Group 1 Automotive in Houston.  He said, “Bill, I need a rock and roll video to open our General Manager’s conference in Houston.”  I said, “Pete D., you called the right person.”  To welcome their […]

“Diner” (1982)

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Memorable Movie Moments

Change is difficult.  In the movie, “Diner,” a group of close friends is figuring that out.  When we meet them, the time and place is Baltimore, late December, 1959.  They gather every evening at the local diner to eat French fries in brown gravy, smoke cigarettes and talk deep into the night.  When I say, “talk […]

Sleigh Ride (The Ronettes, 1963)

Posted by on Nov 27, 2014 in Best Playlist Ever!, Pop Music!

Happy Thanksgiving!  If you are traveling “over the river and through the woods” today on the way to Grandma’s house or if you are standing in line at Best Buy, here’s a happy holiday song that, if you’re like me, will play in a loop in your head for the rest of the day…no matter […]