It’s April Fools Day! Let’s Have Some Fun!

  Back when life was (mostly) fun, sometimes we listened to novelty songs, several of which were sung by Ray Stevens, such as “The Streak," "Gitarzan," and his first major hit, the now politically incorrect "Ahab The Arab." Since tomorrow is April Fools Day, a...

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Happy 70th Birthday Elton John

  On Saturday—March 25th--Captain Fantastic hits the big 70! To put Elton John’s remarkable career in perspective, “Your Song,” his first hit, came out in 1970—he’s been a pop icon for 47 years and his star is still rising—in addition to almost constant touring,...

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An Eye-Opening Song About Love & Life

  This song is so great!  "Fresh Eyes" by Andy Grammer.  Smooth.  Irresistible. Uptempo, fun.  Both the music and the lyrics "make you you want to move"--a cliche, but.... true.  Certainly a song worthy of a listen, even by the high standards of the Boomer...

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Going Gaga Over Lady Gaga

  Of course I know who Lady Gaga is, and so do you, as does everybody—her wild outfits, the platform shoes; she’s outspoken, she cut an album of standards with Tony Bennett and he said ““she’s the real thing.” And yet…I’m not aware of any of her songs or what she...

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The Charmed Life of Michael Buble

  Music SuperStar. Married to a gorgeous Argentine actress who is mother to their two young sons, and now, a “line extension”—leveraging his brand as a romantic heartthrob who flatters women with the voice equivalent of good lighting, "Michael Buble, The Brand"...

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Katy Perry: Adorable Feminist Unites The World

Last week, in Philadelphia, Katy Perry performed at the Democratic National Convention, just prior to Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech. And she’ll be there, tonight, at another historic event, the opening of the XXXI Olympiad, aka as “Rio 2016,” where she’ll sing...

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Remembering A Classic American Pop Song

Today marks the beginning of Memorial Day weekend 2016, when we  honor the millions of Americans who have served their country and sacrificed so much. 50 years ago Boomers were just becoming familiar with names like Saigon, Hanoi and Da Nang and just starting to watch...

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And She’s Off–In a New Direction

  Meghan Trainor’s newest, “No,” isn’t as sassy and brassy as 2014’s “All that Bass,” in fact, it’s so different it doesn’t fit easily into any category, stylistically, and as far as the lyrics go, she’s speaking text language, or maybe it’s English with a...

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