Is It Done Yet?

Is It Done Yet?

Musings on how a songwriter — or any creative person — knows when the project they’re working on is done.

Turn The Lights Back Off!

Turn The Lights Back Off!

Watching Billy Joel perform his new song at the Grammys was painful — not because of the tune, which was fine, but because of the way it was broadcast. Allow me to elucidate.

The Greatest Night In Pop

The Greatest Night In Pop

The Netflix documentary about the making of “We Are The World” deserves a place in the pantheon of great music movies. Here’s a review and my memories of hearing the song for the first time.

Another Late Show

Another Late Show

I support the Madonna fans suing her for starting a concert really late — because I’ve had to sit through similar arrogant behavior by another big music star. Here are the details.

The Last Repair Shop

The Last Repair Shop

Here’s a movie that put a big smile on my face. It’s about the craftspeople who repair musical instruments for kids in Los Angeles schools. You can watch this likely Oscar nominee for Best Documentary Short Subject right here.

Bandoneon

Bandoneon

I have been to a lot of concerts in my life and seen musicians playing a great variety of instruments. But I didn’t know there was something called a bandoneon until this recent encounter.