Can today's top music artists hold their own against artists from decades past? Will current chart-toppers have a place on peoples' playlists generations from now? Only time will tell. But let's take a look at the top 5 albums on Billboard Magazine's chart this week and compare: … [Read more...] about Billboard Album Charts Compared: This Week (2018 vs. Past Decades)
Remember Nena and her unforgettable, catchy 80's song "99 Red Balloons" (or the German version "99 Luft Balloons")? Well, take a little bit of Nena, throw in Janis Joplin-like raspy vocals, Italian lyrics and a boatload of melody, and you'll get...Gianna Nannini. Who? Many in the U.S. likely haven't heard of this popular Italian singer-songwriter, but if you're a fan of melodic music like me -- no matter the artist, genre or language -- you (and … [Read more...] about Hidden Gem: Music – Gianna Nannini (Meravigliosa Creatura)
Hate waking up every morning to get ready for a job you dislike? Unhappy with your career and still in search of that unattainable dream job? You're not alone. Many people are miserable--with a capital M!--about their job situation, and they know their career is nowhere near what they had originally envisioned for themselves. Unfortunately, some won't do much about it. They've either given up on trying or have accepted their circumstances and settled. … [Read more...] about Career Advice: Don’t Give Up (Peter Gabriel And Kate Bush Were Right)
Who wasn't a fan of A-ha back in the 80's and their iconic, super catchy song (and unforgettable music video) for "Take on Me"? If you loved the original, you will REALLY enjoy this slower, moody, acoustic unplugged version. It's very special in its own way and nearly as good as the original. Download "Take On Me" acoustic version: Download: Amazon MP3 Download: iTunes Download: Google Play If you're a fan of the song and never heard the … [Read more...] about Revisiting “Take on Me” by A-ha. Acoustic version better than the original?
[UPDATED NOVEMBER 2018] Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: Though Def Leppard is currently a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee (the official decision will be made in December), this still brings into question the Hall of Fame's nomination and selection process. The argument below about Hall of Fame validity and worthiness -- especially in the case of Def Leppard vs. Bon Jovi -- remains. Def Leppard / Bon Jovi Touring Together: Def Leppard will "support" Bon … [Read more...] about Bon Jovi Before Def Leppard? For Shame, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame! (UPDATED)