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Midweek Music Moment: The Trinity

For reasons ranging from time and interest (or lack of either), it’s been more than a year since I’ve done one of these posts. And I have to admit that the topic of this one actually came up in late summer or early fall. But I’m hoping to resume this a bit, if only sporadically.

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Midweek Music Moment: Hey Jude, Beatles

Granted, it’s a compilation album. And it comes after both Sgt. Pepper’s and Abbey Road. That said, Hey Jude, a/k/a The Beatles Again, was long my favorite Beatles album — and remains among my favorites 40 years after it was released.

Some don’t consider this an “official” Beatles album because it is a compilation. Released […]

The Vatican’s Desert Island Discs

What’s going on at the Vatican? Is Pope Benedict trying to be even more hip than John Paul II? On Sunday, its official newspaper published a list of the top 10 rock albums. Not surprisingly, none of the records on its list of Desert Island Discs is on my list. Even without that, the list […]

Beatles bridge the years

Today my wife and I officially become “empty nesters.” And one of the things that comes to mind as my youngest flies off this morning to UMass is The Beatles. That may strike some as a bit odd but, truly, it isn’t.

My youngest daughter is the biggest Beatles fan I know. She got hooked […]

Midweek Music Moment: All Things Must Pass, George Harrison

Truly, I’m not on a Beatles kick. The fact three of the first four Midweek Music Moments have dealt with Beatles-related releases is a coincidence of dates. And a couple things justify this week’s selection. First, as far as I am concerned, All Things Must Pass, released on Nov. 27, 1970, is the best post-Beatles […]

Midweek Music Moment: Double Fantasy, John Lennon

So is it the quality of the songs or the fact John Lennon was murdered three weeks after Double Fantasy was released that makes it special?

There’s a lot of good things to say about Double Fantasy. But there’s an equal amount of bad, with bad spelled Y-o-k-o O-n-o. While you don’t criticize a friend […]