I received this amazing video via email today, and it really warmed my heart. The pod of dolphins quickly found themselves too close to shore and became stranded on the beach, but were all saved due to the quick actions of nearly everybody who was close at hand. [pb_vidembed title="" caption="" url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekmMD8oYtJ0" type="yt" w="600" h="400"] [...]
This Sunday is Father’s Day, when many of us will be taking time to tell our dads how much we love them. Many musicians are fathers (with some being notoriously prolific!), and while a number of them write songs about fatherhood, today’s song does a fantastic job explaining a father’s love through the father’s eyes.
There was a time, long before dinosaurs roamed the planet, that MTV (Music Television) actually played music videos! *gasp!* The songs were great, and the videos were fun and left a lasting impression every time you listened to the song. I love today’s song, and the video that was made for it is so intentionally [...]
Today we have an awesome piece of music by one of my favorite groups that I rarely listen to anymore. While I buy the albums of the music I like, I’ve never purchased anything from this band, and I don’t know why, as I don’t recall them releasing any stinkers like some other groups.
The very first album (cassette tape, baby!) I ever owned came from today’s song in my head artist. This man’s music, along with his golden voice, started me on the path of musical obsession that continues to this day.
Many of us like to believe in the idea that our public schools are centers of learning, where our children receive an education on reading, writing, mathematics, history, science, and more. In school, kids hear opposing viewpoints, robustly debate one another and eventually form their own opinions based on facts and feelings. The reality, sadly, [...]
Ah, yes; English – a language which has robustly grown throughout the centuries, composed of a veritable mishmash of German, Latin, Greek, French, Spanish and more. For non-native speakers, English is a tremendously difficult language to learn, much less master, for it is the English language, and it alone, that provides its speakers roughly 250,000 [...]
As my eyes popped open this morning, my mind was instantly loop singing the chorus to this song. Thankfully, it’s a great tune that I remember liking as a kid, but I never fully understood the lyrics. It’s quite ironic considering I heard those same words uttered nearly every week.
A smile always appears on my face whenever today’s song pops into my head. Since the day this awesome tune came out, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it, as well as the album on which it was released.
I was thinking this morning that my readers are probably wondering why the overwhelming majority of the songs in my head come from the 80′s. Well, the 80′s were awesome, of course, and I spent the first ten years of my life in that decade, so the music produced during that time had a profound [...]
No, I do not and have never watched American Idol. I am, however, familiar with Simon Cowell and his antics on the show. Even for those, like me, who don’t watch the show, we can’t escape seeing Mr. Cowell appear somewhere in the media… sort of like Justin Bieber.
Please don’t hate me. Yes, you read that right. It’s not my fault that some songs that get stuck in my head are annoying. Hell, some of you might even like this song. Maybe I even like this song. Maybe I like to listen to this song when nobody else is around and dance in [...]
It’s serious nostalgia time for me today. One reason I so love music is that a song is able to both eloquently convey emotions while simultaneously storing them as memories for future reference. Today’s song is not necessarily one I would listen to while driving, or sing along with while the volume is turned up, [...]
One of my biggest pet peeves in the music industry are song covers. I can’t stand them. Well, not all covers are bad; most blues songs are covers of older music, for example, but the newer musicians in that genre at least keep the flow and overall feel of the song the same as an [...]
Unlike my thoughts on today’s musicians, (or “artists” as they prefer to call themselves) the ones from the past had careers that spanned decades, churning out music that remains popular to this day. Today’s song comes from a group whose music from the 60′s is far from my favorite, their 70′s tunes are ok, but [...]
The 1980′s provided a plethora of musical options for just about everybody who…well, listened to music. Rock kept on cruising in from the 70′s, morphing into both hard and soft versions, and while disco more or less went the way of the dingo, techno music took its place as the sound of the club scene.
I never wake up with a song stuck in my head that I don’t like. Obviously, some songs I prefer over others, but I enjoy a wide variety of music. That being said, there are some songs that, when stuck in my head, can be like Chinese water torture! Today’s example is such a song!
You may have been wondering where I’ve been the last couple weeks. The answer is that I’ve been collaborating on a new website, an online magazine, with a friend of mine. http://www.webshoo.com/ launched on March 1st, and features articles from a number of different writers. I had an idea for a recurring column about my passion for music and [...]