Love: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

As Boomers, we’ve lived long enough to have experienced love’s many moods:  life-long partnerships, one-night stands, marriage, divorce, and “just friends”--with and without benefits--all have inspired hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands of songs. In 1976, Leo...

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Lyrics As Good As Those From The 70’s

Sam Smith’s “Pray” I’m young and I’m foolish, I’ve made bad decisions I block out the news, turn my back on religion Don’t have no degree, I’m somewhat naïve I’ve made it this far on my own But lately, that shit ain’t been getting me higher I lift up my head and world...

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Charlie Puth: A Young, Modern-Day Crooner

  Dave Sholin's mid-week pick:  "How Long" by 26-year old singer/songwriter and New Jersey boy Charlie Puth. It’s bolted up both the Top 40 and Adult Top 40 charts and is moving into position to become one of the first big hits of 2018. "How Long" is a guy...

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EDM: Music For The Hippest Among Us

EDM, or Electronic Dance Music, is played in clubs by a DJ who seamlessly strings together songs that set the crowd’s mood, controls the energy, sets the tone. The mix is more than a curated music set; it’s like an aural drug, lulling, repetitious, seductive. That’s...

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A Song To Make You Smile

Even though “Whatever Lola wants (Lola gets)” is ancient, most Boomers know what that song sounds like, which is—pretty unique.  Really hard to to capture that perfect mix of the performer’s personality and style, the band, and the right song all coming together with...

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The New & Improved “Do You Think I’m Sexy?

Sometimes we Boomers think that "Our" generation was "the best,"--musically speaking.  We had Elvis, the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan--hard acts for Gen X and Millennials to follow. Which is why it's always a good thing when a 20-something blows us out of the...

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Dave Sholin’s Tribute To Tom Petty

On February 9th, 1964 The Beatles appeared for the first time on the Ed Sullivan show, an event that was transformative for millions of young music fans. One of those watching, on that Sunday night, was a then 13-year old Tom Petty, who, at that moment, discovered his...

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Ed Sheeran’s Song is “Perfect”

  The name of the song is “Perfect,” and, alas, it is.  This song floats:  it's  touching, uplifting, and a has a memorable and catchy hook. It's Pop, but even if Pop isn't your cup of tea,  if  you have the normal amount of emotional memory and the ability to...

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