Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Who Would Have Thought?

It shouldn't surprise us when someone who is, for example, a major league baseball player or an actor, turns out to be a very good singer and guitarist. Someone we know as a major figure from television, film, or sports that we also discover probably could have been a star in the music business. Then again, who would have thought Les Stroud or Kevin Costner would be bandleaders?

Saturday, January 4, 2014

RIP Phil Everly

Like most people who have been around for a few decades, I was thoroughly familiar with the Every Brothers' music, but it's been a few years since I've listened to any of those great songs. The recent death of Phil Everly made me go back and listen again, as often happens when a musician dies. I'm not sure why it takes a death to remind us of the exceptional talent of someone like Phil and Don, but hearing those songs again reminds me how spectacular the brothers were when they sang together.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Between the Fuzzy Parts

Looking back, it seems that much of life is a blur, or at least that's how it seems now. It turns out that life is a jumble of 'stuff', occasionally interrupted by moments of clarity. It is probably a good thing that most of us don't remember every single thing that ever happened in our lives. Most of it would likely be decidedly boring. We tend to remember the significant moments and events, good or bad – the stuff that happened 'Between the Fuzzy Parts'.