Love Me Still is a hauntingly beautiful song sung by legendary soul singer Chaka Khan, who co-wrote the song with Bruce Hornsby (who plays piano on the track and appears in the video) and was initially featured on the soundtrack to Spike Lee’s 1995 film, “Clockers.” I fell in love with the song and it … Continue reading Music Box – Happy Birthday, Chaka Khan. We Love You Still.
Now everybody's talking about this new decade…Like, you say the magic numbers then just say goodbye tothe stupid mistakes you made…Oh, my memory…serves me far too well… Words written by the late, great George Michael at the end of the 1980s, to herald in the last decade of the 20th century. Released on his majestic … Continue reading Music Box: George Michael, Waiting For That Day…
Ric Ocasek has passed away and another legend has left this realm to jam in Rock N Roll heaven. He was 75. I once had a brief conversation with Ocasek back in the early-1990s, about a decade or so after the video for “Drive” was an MTV ubiquity, and after the song itself had become … Continue reading Legacy: Drive Safely Home, Ric Ocasek
St. Mope and The Smiths, Pier 84, August 6th, 1986 The immediate years after I graduated high school were mercurial times for me. My parents had separated toward the end of 1985 (a marriage that lasted years too long, though they imprudently got back together briefly months later, before finally imploding for good) and our … Continue reading Music Box: The Smiths at Pier 84, NYC 8.6.86
If we're lucky homo sapiens, every few years a splendid anomaly occurs in the usually vapid space-time continuum of television awards shows that negates the basic dreary tropes and widens eyes with something that is, if you’ll excuse the cliché, purely magical. The last time we were borne witnesses to such a thrilling spectacle was … Continue reading Broadway Baby: The 2013 Tony Awards Opening Number -“Bigger” is Best
Fleetwood Mac with Steve Wozniak (l) and Bill Graham (r) at US Festival 1982 On Labor Day weekend in 1982, the very first US Festival was held at the Glen Helen Regional Park near Devore, San Bernadino California. The concert event was created by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and legendary music promoter, the late Bill … Continue reading Music Box: Fleetwood Mac The Chain, US Festival 1982
Once in a million years a lady like her...rises... Happy Birthday to the Rock Goddess, and the indisputable Queen of Rock N Roll, Stevie Nicks! To commemorate that, plus the upcoming 36th anniversary of the release of The Wild Heart, released on June 10, 1983, here is a rarely-seen "Liner Notes" interview Stevie did way … Continue reading Music Box: Happy Birthday, Stevie Nicks & The Wild Heart