Unfinished Feelings?

A three hour show. Or what I like to call a Two-Bottles-of-Bubbly type situation. Just sayin’. [Cue I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Frank Sinatra version only] Arrrrrrghhhhhhhhh. I had half the blog written in my head until Hannah B. showed up at the end and her and Peter got seriously all up in their... Continue Reading →

19 for 2019

A long-time loyal follower of these here musings asked, "If you were going to create a playlist of songs “not be missed” from 2019, what songs would you include?" First, we at raysmusings.com love to be asked such questions almost as much as we like referring to ourselves as multiple people in the third person.... Continue Reading →

My Favorite Music of 2019

Future Generational Superstars Maggie Rogers Heard It in a Past Life. I predict she will be this generation’s Joni Mitchell. Billie Eilish When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? She is this generation’s Kurt Cobain. Future Generational Superstar if People Will Care More About R&B H.E.R. I Used to Know Her. She is... Continue Reading →

My Concert Decade

The theme of my life during the decade of the 10s is easily described by two words: live music. I saw music in clubs and bars and breweries and coffee shops and restaurants and arenas and outdoor festivals and theaters (and theatres) and music/symphony halls and pavilions and homes and synagogues and basements. My friend... Continue Reading →

Happy Anniversary For Your Entertainment!

Happy Tenth Anniversary For Your Entertainment! It doesn’t seem like ten years have gone by which is why I’m celebrating it by re-upping what I wrote about it on its fifth anniversary in 2014. Much has happened for Adam since then, most notably his association with Queen which became a phenomenon with Queen + Adam Lambert’s... Continue Reading →

Aretha’s Amazing Grace

Enthralling. That’s the simplest and best way for me to describe the Aretha Franklin concert film Amazing Grace that was released in the spring of this year. I finally was able to see it on a recent flight home from LA. Critically speaking, Variety said, “Amazing Grace can stand as an essential filmed record of... Continue Reading →

A Muser’s Guide to Santana

The other day, a dear friend emailed me a question about Santana. What follows - with minor edits - is the thread that ensued which became something of a career retrospective of and by a misc-nerdy Santana fan. FRIEND: You are a big fan—you’ve told me—of Abraxas and Caravanserai (sp?), but I just learned that... Continue Reading →

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