Idina Menzel lives in a musical kingdom where she rules as the Queen and her uber-fans are of many facets – her disciples, her defenders, her watchdogs, her court jesters, and her steadfastly dedicated army. Dare, if you will, to publicly state that the Emperor has no clothes, and you will be harangued, and scolded, … Continue reading Music Box: Idina Menzel Live At Radio City Music Hall
More than 500 Sunday mornings of my pre-to-teen years were spent with my ears glued to the radio from 8am-12pm listening to Casey Kasem's American Top 40. It was a weekly ritual; while my mother and sisters were downstairs in the kitchen starting Sunday's afternoon dinner (the scent of sausages frying in the pan wafted … Continue reading Legacy: Casey Kasem
"The Voice Of An Angel" has become such an insipid cliche that it surpasses pure ludicrousness. But, if heaven actually existed (yeah, yeah, I know), and if there were such entities as angels, and if those angels were actually able to bless us in song, I always hoped that they would sound like Jimmy Scott. … Continue reading Legacy: Jimmy Scott, The Voice of an Angel 1925 – 2014
Their perfect harmony nonpareil, their catalog too mammoth to fully convey, Don and Phil Everly - The Everly Brothers - created some of the most gorgeous and ubiquitous recordings in the annals of Rock N Roll. I mean, Bye Bye Love, All I Have To Do Is Dream, When Will I Be Loved, Cathy's Clown, … Continue reading Legacy: Phil Everly – Bye Bye, Love
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year to all the Chiffonheads in all the lands, no matter how you observe the holidays. As Stevie brings us tidings of great comfort and joy every day of every year, I wish the same for you and your loved ones. And, Stand Back, 2013 - because, For What … Continue reading Music Box: Merry Nicksmas!!!!
(Annual Repost) Even as a non-believer, and even with all that the holiday entails (the myths, the inventions, religion), I’ve always adored Christmas. To me, and for me, it's always been the ethos of the holiday - the carols, decorating the trees, the tidings of great comfort and joy from loved ones, the spirit of … Continue reading Christmas Angel, Sing To Me…
In a short 1981 interview, Stevie waxes philosophic about her guest appearances during Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' 1981 tour, and the magic of music television. Ah, remember those days... (PS - the audio during this interview was recorded extremely poorly - a sign of the times for the then-fledgling TV network. I tried to … Continue reading Music Box: Stevie Nicks – Wild Thing