The sound of her voice: My 5 favorite Linda Ronstadt songs

About 25 minutes into the Sugar Bowl between Georgia and Baylor, I realized the Linda Ronstadt documentary was on CNN — and I realized I wasn’t recording it. Football could … Continue reading The sound of her voice: My 5 favorite Linda Ronstadt songs

SiriusXM’s Johnny Carson channel is the best thing they’ve created in years

I’m a devotee of all-things SiriusXM, and even if I were considering dropping the subscription ($44.99 for two vehicles), my mind would have been changed at the beginning of October. … Continue reading SiriusXM’s Johnny Carson channel is the best thing they’ve created in years

FM by Steely Dan

“FM” by Steely Dan | Cover Song of the Week

When I decided to do a cover version of Steely Dan’s “FM,” also known as “No Static At All,” I only had to tell Kristi that I was covering my … Continue reading “FM” by Steely Dan | Cover Song of the Week

Cover + Chords: Learn how to play Gino Vannelli’s “I Just Wanna Stop”

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”

Yacht Rock Original: “Everybody’s Girl”

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”

Cover & Lyrics: The secret to playing Steely Dan’s “Kid Charlemagne”

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”

Review: Steely Dan’s Tulsa show a party for Walter, total fan delight

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

These 12 songs would be on my all-time best, definitive, ultimate CD

I haven’t been able to run this week because of some heel pain, so I decided to revisit a blog project that I’ve wanted to do for a long time: … Continue reading These 12 songs would be on my all-time best, definitive, ultimate CD

Mary Tyler Moore statue nowhere to be found in Minneapolis

That’s right. I’m talking about the famed Mary Tyler Moore statue somewhere in downtown Minneapolis. It’s the one where she’s tossing her hat into the air, just as she did in the opening credits to her iconic 1970s television series, “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”