I think we can all agree 2017 has been a long decade. For every step forward we took over the past eight years, it seems we’ve taken 2 giant steps back since January. Fortunately, music has continued to be a kind of refuge from the harsh reality we find ourselves inhabiting, and it’s been a pretty good 12 months in that regard. There were only … Continue reading The Top Songs Of 2017
It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since the last installment of Chicago’s finest multi-venue music festival, Dunn Dunn Fest. The yearly smorgasbord of great music is provided by Harmonica Dunn founder Donnie Biggins. Every year he finds amazing known talent and acts flying under the radar and puts them all together for a crazy three days of discovery and enjoyment. Last year I … Continue reading Dunn Dunn Fest Returns Next Week!
A few weeks ago I promised that I would have my Grammy predictions up ahead of the ceremony. We’re a week out, so here they are. I’m predicting the show is pretty much a Beyon-sweep, with Beyoncé winning in 7 of her 9 categories. Only 7 of those categories are listed below, and I have her losing best rock song (for her collab with Jack … Continue reading Grammy Predictions 2017
It’s dawned on me that trying to do a weekly post about the Top 50 on Spotify is ill-advised. There’s not enough movement to make it interesting. Bi-monthly may be the way to go. So, to fill in the gaps, I’ll be taking a look at some previous charts beginning with 20 years ago this week. All of these are on Spotify if you … Continue reading One-Sentence Reviews: Top 40 Hits Of 1997
I’m always leery of lists that pop up on Facebook. Any time someone posts something that starts or ends with “Copy this post and share” or something similar it’s generally ignored on my end. This one felt a bit different, though. I actually learned something about my “friends” on social media: We all pretty much listened to the same stuff growing up. We didn’t all … Continue reading Top Ten As A Teen: The List Sensation That’s Sweeping The Nation (On Facebook)