Musings & Thoughts for Monday, January 16, 2023, or: A Quick Preview of Things to Come on ‘A Certain Point of View, Too’


Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s Monday, January 16, 2023 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day here in the United States – and here in Lithia, Florida, it is late morning. It’s chilly – 57°F/14°C under sunny skies – and even though it’s going to warm up to 67°F/19°F and the afternoon will be sunny andContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, January 16, 2023, or: A Quick Preview of Things to Come on ‘A Certain Point of View, Too’”

Music Album Review: ‘Billy Joel: Live at Yankee Stadium, June 22 & 23, 1990’ (2022)


Billy Joel: Live at Yankee Stadium, June 22 & 23, 1990 (2022) Produced & Directed by: Jon Small Producers: Steve Cohen & John Jackson Starring: Billy Joel, David Brown, Tommy Byrnes, Schuyler Deale, Mark Rivera, Liberty DeVitto, Jeffrey Jacobs, Crystal Taliefero Release Date: November 4, 2022 The Piano Man Comes Home to The Bronx! BillyContinue reading “Music Album Review: ‘Billy Joel: Live at Yankee Stadium, June 22 & 23, 1990’ (2022)”

On Music: 10 Favorite Tunes to Get a November Weekend to a Good Start


Hello, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in west-central Florida on Friday, November 19, 2021. It’s a dark and cool autumn day. Currently, the temperature is 74˚F (23˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 87% and the wind blowing from the northeast at 9 MPH (14 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 73˚F (23˚C). Today isContinue reading “On Music: 10 Favorite Tunes to Get a November Weekend to a Good Start”

On Music: But…But…I LIKE Oldies!


When I was in my early teens – way back in the late 1970s – I knew that in a world where Funk, Soul, R&B, Pop, Hard Rock, Soft Rock and Disco were the dominant music genres, I was an odd duck. Even as a child growing up on two continents – I was born inContinue reading “On Music: But…But…I LIKE Oldies!”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, July 20, 2021, or: Coping with Yesterday


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It is midday here in New Hometown, Florida, on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. The present temperature is 88˚F (31˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 54% and the wind blowing from the southeast at 4 MPH (6 KM/H), the heat index is 98˚F (36˚C). Today’s forecast calls for scattered rain showersContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, July 20, 2021, or: Coping with Yesterday”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, May 31, 2021, or: The Immediate Past, Present, and (Near) Future….


Hello, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Monday, May 31, 2021. In the United States and its territories, it is Memorial Day, a federal holiday originally set aside to honor the men and women who died while serving in the military in our country’s wars but is now mostly  theContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, May 31, 2021, or: The Immediate Past, Present, and (Near) Future….”

Music Album Review: ‘Saving Private Ryan: Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’


On July 21, 1998, Dreamworks Records – the now defunct label founded by Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and David Geffen in 1996 as a subsidiary to their film studio Dreamworks SKG – released Saving Private Ryan: Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, a one-hour-long soundtrack album with music composed and conducted by John Williams.Continue reading “Music Album Review: ‘Saving Private Ryan: Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’”

On Music: My Top 10 Favorite John Denver Songs


I was born in the early 1960s; growing up in South Florida in the 1970s and ’80s, the music of singer/songwriter/environmental activist John Denver was (until 1982 or so) part of the soundtrack of my life. Like all great music superstars, Denver’s popularity had an arc, and he peaked around the time I was inContinue reading “On Music: My Top 10 Favorite John Denver Songs”

Music Album Review: ‘Lee Holdridge Conducts the Music of John Denver’


In 1976, Windstar Records – a Colorado-based record label founded by the late John Denver – released Lee Holdridge Conducts the Music of John Denver, an LP album featuring all-instrumental presentations of some of Denver’s best-known songs, including Rocky Mountain High, Annie’s Song, Sunshine on My Shoulders, My Sweet Lady, and two medleys – FollowContinue reading “Music Album Review: ‘Lee Holdridge Conducts the Music of John Denver’”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, November 27, 2020, or: How I Survived Thanksgiving 2020 & John Denver Gets the ‘Beautiful Music’ Treatment


Hi, Dear Reader. It’s late afternoon on Friday, November 27, 2020, and it is a quiet one here in New Hometown, Florida. Currently, the temperature is 83˚F (28˚C) under mostly sunny skies. With humidity at 54% and an east southeasterly breeze blowing at 2 MPH (3 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 84˚F (29˚C). The forecastContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, November 27, 2020, or: How I Survived Thanksgiving 2020 & John Denver Gets the ‘Beautiful Music’ Treatment”