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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 […]

Paparazzi ( Lady Gaga Rob Fusari Cover ) 07.12.10

Below are some words I wrote for a recent issue of IN Toronto Magazine: At the root of it all though is an anthemic songwriting approach, a confluence of late-period ABBA, Boney M., Queen, Madonna, and late ’80s Europop. In many of her songs, she utilizes the consciously-constructed minor verse/major chorus classic pop formula to […]