Kesha Does a 180: From $ to Praying

We humans can, and sometimes do, transform ourselves: the ex-con who become a preacher, some slob who gets buff, a rock star who used to spell her name Ke$ha, but now spells it Kesha, and has a hit out called “praying,” about redemption and forgiveness and facing...

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Bruno Mars Goes Romantic

I hate to look a gift horse in the mouth—and, no doubt about it, a new Bruno Mars release is a welcome gift…but… his newest, “Versace On The Floor" as in… Ooh, I love that dress, but you won't need it anymore is different than his previous high energy,...

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Like “Walk On The Wild Side?” Try “Strip That Down”

The current music scene can sometimes bewilder us Boomers; there are (really) young artists with unfamiliar names and musical styles. That said, most of us have have at least heard of the English-Irish pop boy-band One Direction, which is huge and has been around...

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The Top 10 Songs From The “Summer Of Love”

Grills, fireworks and… oldies, the perfect July 4th holiday mix! Fifty years ago, 1967,  was the famed "Summer of Love."  San Francisco.  Hippies.  The earliest Boomers were turning 21, and the youngest were just three. Here are the most popular Top 40 hits from that...

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Endorphins Run Amok! Fun For The Sake Of Fun!

  Remember “El Watusi?”  From 1961? Ray Barretto? It was fun and silly and sweet and sexy, and was sung in Spanish, one of several non-English songs that we Boomers made into hits starting early on with "Nel Blu Del Pinto Del Blue" (Volare), "Dominique," ...

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“Slow Hand(s)”–Still Sexy After All These Years

  Boomers who grooved to the Pointer Sisters 1981 hit “Slow Hand” can groove and swoon all over again to Niall Horan’s “Slow Hands” --both songs are elegant and seductive (vs. raunchy and/or graphic) and confirm that a light touch still does the trick, even for...

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Summertime = Summer Songs

  18-year-old Canadian wunderkind Sam Mendes’ summertime hit “Nothing Holding Me Back” is breezy, up-tempo, smooth, and polished reminding us of 1978’s “Shake It” by Ian Matthews, another pop song that’s easy to like, and that also enjoyed broad appeal. “Nothing...

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