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Category Archives: Orchestral Pop

Pet Sounds Is 50!

What might be the greatest pop album ever made, has turned 50 today, May 16, 2016. How does one articulate one’s thoughts and feelings about a set of songs that forever changed and modified just how deeply I listen to music? It’s an acknowledged masterpiece now, yet in the late 1980s, that was an opinion […]

You Know What I Mean ( Phil Collins Cover ) 04.12.16

Several years ago, my extraordinarily talented friend Christopher Windom suggested I learn how to play this song. I was first familiar not with the Phil Collins original from Face Value, but with the interpretation Frida did on her 1982 post-ABBA album, Something Going On, which was also produced by Collins. I think I’ve listened to that […]

On Wendy And The Endless Summer Of 1974

April 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the recording of The Beach Boys’ Wendy. I was introduced to it 40 years ago this spring by a school friend named Wendy, who was the older sister of a school mate of mine, Rick Burdett. I was invited over one June afternoon after school by Rick to play […]

Life Is Free (Original, Live Piano Demo) 01.23.13

Where do I begin When life’s a-tumblin’ Will things kick in It’s time to do What I set out to do Had time to think it through Let’s just begin I think too much Too much of things That happened long ago And all it brings Is heavy hearts That circle round and round That […]

Well It Might All End (Original, Live Piano Demo) 12.21.12

Well it might all end But we just got to keep hoping Well it might all end But we just got to keep coping 2012’s gone by Will the world as we know it keep tumbling 2012’s gone by Will our civilization keep crumbling And it might not come It might all be just a […]

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