Thanks for the joy that you’ve given me

I learned today of the death of Dobie Gray. Each and every obituary of Dobie Gray needs to contain only two words: Drift Away. And those two words are reason enough to commemorate his contribution to recorded music. I’ve written in this space about my preference for music by Led Zeppelin and Van Halen andContinue reading “Thanks for the joy that you’ve given me”

Get your talent out there

Two great songwriters died yesterday. Nick Ashford, who wrote “Solid,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and more songs than I can list here (including one of my favorite Ray Charles songs) and ¬†Jerry Lieber (who wrote “Stand by Me,” “Jailhouse Rock” and lots more that you’ve heard before) each touched our lives through their music.Continue reading “Get your talent out there”