My first trip through New Mexico came 20 years ago when some friends and I drove straight through the Land of Enchantment to Las Vegas for a buddy’s wedding. All … Continue reading 3 Albuquerque highlights: UNM football, Old Town, Sandia Peak
Legendary stage and television actor Robert Guillaume died today at the age of 89. Children of the 1970s knew him as Benson DuBois from the ABC TV shows “Soap” and … Continue reading RIP, Robert Guillaume: A look at 2 Isaac Jaffe moments – the trust monologue, Confederate flag speech
I’m a runner insomuch that I enjoy running. To me, it is not a chore; it is respite from a day’s stress. I have gone weeks where I run 4-5 … Continue reading Health & Fitness: Can you lose weight with a walking-only exercise regimen?
Listening to my favorite Yacht Rock radio station yesterday, SiriusXM’s 311, on the SiriusXM app, I heard Gino Vannelli’s “I Just Wanna Stop,” a No. 4 hit here in the … Continue reading Cover + Chords: Learn how to play Gino Vannelli’s “I Just Wanna Stop”
I’ve loved all-things yacht rock before the genre even had a name. Christopher Cross, Toto, Boz Scaggs, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Hall & Oates: love all of it. And after … Continue reading Yacht Rock Original: “Everybody’s Girl”
One year ago tonight, I was in New York City, the second of a three-day stay for business. Earlier in the afternoon, I visited the Hearst Building, something I had … Continue reading Stunning views atop the Empire State Building at night
So, a few nights ago, I get home and my AC won’t turn on. The fan turned on but the HVAC unit proper would not. Bizarre, but I could survive. … Continue reading Lights flickering & dim? You probably have a partial power outage
Last week, I got to see the legendary Steely Dan although I certainly, remorsefully didn’t ever get to see Walter Becker. I wrote about the gig at the River Spirit … Continue reading Cover & Lyrics: The secret to playing Steely Dan’s “Kid Charlemagne”
On a night when country star Jason Aldean got all the headlines for playing in Tulsa, his first gig since the horrific Las Vegas shooting a week and change earlier, … Continue reading Review: Steely Dan’s Tulsa show a party for Walter, total fan delight
Long before I rooted for the Texas Rangers, I rooted for the New York Mets. Those were the 80s, and I was a teenager. Before that were the Kansas City … Continue reading Baseball aspirations: Dodger Stadium and an NLDS sweep over Arizona
But it was a comment from a YouTuber named Hector that caught my attention tonight. He wrote on one song of mine that he was responsible for at least 50 of the 362 views of an original tune I posted called “Ticket To Fly.”
Like many children of the 80s, struck again by the loss of one of our musical heroes, I’m up late on a Wednesday night listening to Tom Petty.