The weekend is here! Stumbled into a live Stevie performance from before my time, and when you run into a live Stevie performance, well… Have a good weekend everyone!
Finished compiling my latest writing soundtrack. Found a place for one of my all time favorites. Not the only songwriter whose songs you can just read the lyrics as a great poem, but Stevie might outrank them all. Enjoy!
I have no idea why this one jumped in my mind this morning, but it did. I could say I’m ashamed I didn’t know for years that this was a (fantastic) cover of a Stevie song, but guys, I’m not that old. Enjoy!
Keeping with the Blues theme… Definitely my favorite song by Elton. Always heard he thought of it as a ‘Ray Charles song’. Was way too young to know this when I first fell in love with it, but evidently that’s Stevie playing harmonica in the middle section (as if I needed more reason to […]
While my childhood was one of many defined by what came next, as an adult I can’t really argue with anyone who feels ‘Off the Wall’ is a superior album. Spike’s documentary captures all the reasons why. As the title suggests, the first half covers the journey and how (absurd as it sounds now), […]
Planned to spend a week paying tribute to all the times the White House welcomed and encouraged the arts. I fell behind on my movie reviews this year, but this is a nice substitute. All isn’t forgotten yet Jimmy with the way you fawned over you know who. But this is nice. Happy MLK […]
Feeling joyous and sense the weekend is approaching so really, who better than Stevie? Enjoy!
A Public Service Announcement for my fellow Angelenos: Number one of my best concerts ever is Prince at the Forum. Number two is Stevie at the Bowl. These guys at the Bowl is number three. And they’re playing there again next month. Well worth the price of admission if you haven’t experienced them live. […]
So, my plan coming out of Ramadan was for today to be the first ‘Soapbox Sunday’, where I’ll just talk about whatever’s on my mind. But last week was…yeah… So we’ll continue to monitor what’s going on. God willing, nothing else that screams EMERGENCY goes down in the next seven days. Ideally, this week will […]
Felt like we all lost at least one person we admired this week (some of us more than one). So no jokes to start this weekend. Just a short, sweet love song from the Master. Have a good one everybody. Take care of each other. Tell your people how you feel about them.