Music Archive

Improving Popular Music through Correct Grammar

(The misguided ramblings of a Grammar Guardian trapped in a culture that couldn’t care less) Being a recovering (but not very quickly) grammar nazi in today’s society definitely has its challenges – social media chief among them. But as difficult as it is sometimes ...Read More

Something Missing This Christmas?

As we enter this festive season, it seems as though there’s something missing. You feel it too, don’t you? It’s simply this: the Rolling Stones have never released an album of their holiday favorites. Who wouldn’t want to hear Mick warble a few spasms ...Read More

Mom Always Sang – Dad Always Whistled

I didn’t grow up in a “musical family. “ We weren’t the Von Trapp family, the Cowsills, or the Partridge Family. But there was always music in our home. Mom always sang. And Dad always whistled. When it came to singing, Dad couldn’t carry ...Read More

Welcome to the Hotel California (what a nice surprise!)

My friend Deny (pronounced Denny) says that the best rock song ever recorded is the Eagles’ Hotel California. I’m inclined to agree. This dreamscaped narrative takes the listener through a fascinating series of “scenes.” In case you haven’t ever heard it (wait! – REALLY? ...Read More