Song Spotlight: Smile By Roger Taylor

Long time Queen drummer Roger Taylor is a multi-talented musician.  Many fans know him primarily as a drummer.  But Queen fans know that he is also a fantastic vocalist and songwriter.  That would be more than enough to fill most musician's resumes.  But Roger Taylor is also adept at the guitar, bass guitar and keyboards.  … Continue reading Song Spotlight: Smile By Roger Taylor

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Noirvember Spotlight – A Pivotal Scene From Out Of The Past

One of the key scenes in the classic film noir Out Of The Past (1947) is a brief one.  The scene begins in a short lived state of bliss between the film's two leads. That state comes to an abrupt halt. Like much of the film the past intersects with the present with dire consequences.  … Continue reading Noirvember Spotlight – A Pivotal Scene From Out Of The Past

Marc Martel’s Thunderbolt And Lightning – An Incredible Queen Covers EP

Marc Martel recently released a stupendous EP of Queen cover songs entitled Thunderbolt and Lightning.  If you are looking for a paint by numbers album of Queen covers this is not it.  If you are an opened minded Queen fan looking for bold reinterpretations  of beloved classics then you have struck gold. Martel's collection is … Continue reading Marc Martel’s Thunderbolt And Lightning – An Incredible Queen Covers EP

Song Spotlight: Throw Me Down By Kerry Livgren

Solo careers are an interesting aspect of the music industry.  As a member of a band a singer/musician/songwriter may experience a great deal of success.  Once that same member  launches a solo career it truly is a crapshoot.  There are many examples of solo career success stories including Phil Collins, Sting and Don Henley.   But … Continue reading Song Spotlight: Throw Me Down By Kerry Livgren

Album Spotlight: Blues With A Feeling By Steve Hackett

Initially released  in 1994, Blues With A Feeling is a Steve Hackett blues album.  Mixing original compositions with cover songs, there is very little progressive rock to be found.  And that is okay with me.  The album may be a blues album, but it is clearly  Steve Hackett music.  His distinctive guitar and vocals carry … Continue reading Album Spotlight: Blues With A Feeling By Steve Hackett