Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

I get a small chuckle when I read about current acts learning about Jeff Lynne and ELO. This was from a Rolling Stone interview with Tyson Ritter of All-American Rejects. Have you been working on new music? Yeah we’ve been working on a whole now sort of vibe for this band. It’s been sort of […]

Oooh. I see a wedding anniversary present for me: On 9 August 2010, Eagle Rock Entertainment release “Live – The Early Years” from the Electric Light orchestra [Cat No: EREDV780]. This is the first time any of this material has been released on DVD and only the Fusion show was ever released on VHS. “Live […]

It’s 2010, the year someone loses a contact. Once again, it’s time to shake the magic martini shaker and see into the future.  Four or five ought to do it.  If we stare at the olive in the glass long enough, a vision slowly appears.  A vision of things to come, and another refill.  This […]

In this interview, Jeff Lynne describes how he wrote the hit song “Living Thing” for ELO. Here’s an interview with Jeff Lynne at the time of Armchair Theater. Jeff Lynne talks about visiting the Abbey Road studio: I thought this was really interesting. Jeff Lynne’s fingerprints are all over it. Finally, “Turn to Stone” from […]

Predictions, Predictions, Predictions. Once again, it’s time to shake the magic martini shaker and see into the future.  Four or five ought to do it.  If we stare at the olive in the glass long enough, a vision slowly appears.  A vision of things to come, and another refill.  This year, I decided to keep […]

Happy birthday to me. I’m hoping Ed Heidegger is right. I really can’t afford the car necessary to have a mid-life crisis. Print this entry

Rolling Stone lists the top 100 greatest guitar songs. No songs by Yes made the list, including “All Good People”. “Badge” by Cream did not make the list. “Crossroads” did not make the list. And ELO’s “Fire on High” did not make the list. How the heck did “Do Ya” not make the list?Finally, where’s […]

I understand Mayor Nelson has decided to change the format for tomorrow night’s “State of the City” address. He’s decided on an address in song. Here’s a preview: Print this entry

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