April 30, 2018

“If you want to know where music is going, ask an 11-year-old.”

The above sentence, the closing line in the introductory essay of the NY Times Magazine’s recent music issue, is one of the more over-blown claims in music criticism —  a genre with a long history of hype a...

April 22, 2018

The 10 Greatest "Greatest Hits" list compiled and released by The Blog of Rock last week was the victim of a heinous data hack.

In a diabolical data corruption plot worthy of Cambridge Analytica or Facebook, a programmer who helped develop the A.I. program used to deter...

April 16, 2018

This kind of list is rarely attempted — with good reason. It requires an encyclopedic body of knowledge, a lot of time to waste, a tremendous hubris, delusions

April 9, 2018

Over the last month I’ve visited two music-related museum exhibitions, the mega-hyped David Bowie“show” at the Brooklyn Museum, and the Louis Armstrong Museum in Corona, Queens, which has been open for decades and has been criminally ignored, at least by me.  

I really...

April 3, 2018

“Acting like he was bending over and picking up a handkerchief off the ground was his signature dance move.”  — Retired federal prosecutor Lillian McEwen discussing former beau and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. NY Post, April 17, 2016

“Signature dance move? Cla...

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