What makes a tune stand out amongst so many others, or enables it to stand the test of time and span of generations? Most importantly, how does a song become dubbed as “one of the greatest of all time”, seemingly immortalized? Maybe it’s the duration that it dominates the U.S. Billboard charts. Maybe it’s how the song helps define our culture. Perhaps it’s the millions […]

en vogue

It’s amazing how a certain song or band can take you back to a simpler time. A time of fewer wrinkles, firmer bodies, and a greater sense of clarity in what you wanted out of life. If you’re not sure what we’re talking about, give it 10 years and you will. Well, maybe revisiting that time in your life isn’t possible, but it’s sure worth […]

jimi hendrix

The problem with writing an article like this is you’ve got only a few slots to work with and, unfortunately, about 1,000 or so musicians who died before their time. About 90% of those – okay, maybe I’m exaggerating, but it’s a lot – died in plane crashes, most famously Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper. So rather than make this a list […]

Skeleton playing guitar

For what is arguably the most sinister holiday of all, Halloween certainly has a pretty anemic soundtrack. It’s time of nightmares come true and fears realized and what do we get? Monster Mash? Ghostbusters? Werewolves of London? Please. Even the classic Thriller is more likely to make you break out in a moonwalk instead of a cold sweat. But fear not kiddies, here we present […]