Music Box – Happy Birthday, Chaka Khan. We Love You Still.

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.

Music Box: George Michael, Waiting For That Day…

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…

Music Box: The Smiths at Pier 84, NYC 8.6.86

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

Music Box: Madame Zzz

Madonna - Medellin & I Rise Staunch defender of her previous two releases (MDNA and Rebel Heart), I am supremely underwhelmed with the two songs released from Madame X, Madonna's upcoming new album. The saturation of autotune aside, both tracks lay flat, delivering none of the Madonna mastery I'm used to: songcraft. "Medellin" is breezy … Continue reading Music Box: Madame Zzz

Music Box: Prince – Partyman/Let’s Go Crazy (Tower Records, West Hollywood, CA 3.21.06)

Prince Shreds On "Let's Go Crazy" at Tower Records in West Hollywood 3.21.06 Three years later, and the loss of one of the singular pioneers in the history of Rock N Roll still stings as if we just heard the news. Ubiquitous for decades, that he’s not here to continue to gift us with his … Continue reading Music Box: Prince – Partyman/Let’s Go Crazy (Tower Records, West Hollywood, CA 3.21.06)

Music Box: Sheryl Crow & Stevie Nicks Live 2002

On March 6th, 2002, Sheryl Crow filmed a concert for TV benefiting Breast Cancer Awareness (it aired later that year). She invited the Queen of Rock N Roll (Stevie Nicks, of course!) to perform with her on a few songs. Strong Enough Sorcerer Come On, Come On The Difficult Kind Midnight Rider (Allman Brothers cover) … Continue reading Music Box: Sheryl Crow & Stevie Nicks Live 2002