Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’ recently went over one billion streams on Spotify, an accomplishment that joins them with Queen (for Bohemian Rhapsody) as the only two bands to do so. Here are a few facts about the song: Famously, there is no “South Detroit” which has been the subject of much discussion over the years.... Continue Reading →
My Favorite Albums of 2018
A year-end list is a fool’s errand. The mere fact that I feel compelled to do one for public consumption is to give myself a level of self-importance which is completely unjustified. And you may notice I call my list “favorite” instead of “best”. I believe that music is ultimately too subjective to call something... Continue Reading →
I Have My Winner!
WAIT! WHAT?? STEVE PERRY CAME OUT OF SECLUSION TO MAKE AN APPEARANCE ON IDOL???? You can literally – literal literally not slang hyperbole literally – count on your hands the number of his public appearances IN A DECADE. Not only that, he provided the critique to My Girl Gabby’s rendition of the classic Don’t Stop... Continue Reading →
First Ever Performance of Separate Ways
"We just wrote this song about two weeks ago. Would you like to hear something brand new?", Steve Perry asks the crowd. That "something brand new" - Separate Ways - had not yet been recorded and would go on to become a classic among classics. In the area of critical commentary, it's fascinating to hear the different vocal... Continue Reading →