Category: Music

Remembering Chris Cornell, a superfan’s reflections

This was originally published in May of 2017, a few days after Chris Cornell’s passing was announced.  I was scheduled to cover his appearance at a music festival in Ohio and was set to drive down that morning.  I wrote…

Meet the Makers and their Mentors: Vincent Caira and Hatiras

We’ve all been saying it ad nauseum:  we are living in some strange times right now.  Many of us are feeling more lost, lonely and disconnected than ever before. That’s why it’s so important to maintain and honor the important…

Quarantune: Brandy’s back with “Baby Mama”

R&B and pop lovers of a certain age, this quarantune is for you.  Brandy is back with a song that will have you dancing your isolation blues away and we are here for it. Brandy, who literally has not aged…

Xavier Toscano Works Hard to Make it Look Easy

Xavier Toscano is someone who believes pop music is the soundtrack of our lives and for as long as I have known him, he had embodied just that. You may know him from his performances, his social media, and you…

Dave Greenfield 1949-2020

Through the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been shown that no one is exempt, rich or poor. For us music fans, most notably, we lost John Prine and Adam Schlesinger to this illness. On May 3, us fans of 70s British…

SiriusXM launches The Prince Channel today!

And you can listen for free during the month of May.     I don’t trust anyone who says they don’t like Prince. It means they secretly hate music or they’re too lazy to bother. We lost an artist who…

Interview with Omar Doom: A Career Gifted by the Tarantino Touch

Omar Doom is a name you don’t forget. A fact made even truer when you finally put a face to the name. Best remembered for his memorable turn as Private First Class Omar Ulmer in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds, the Pennsylvania-born…

Kiesza in the ADDICTED Music Dept.

Today, Kiesza joins us on the ADDICTED Music Dept. podcast. She came to the forefront with damn near a billion streams of her hit Hideaway. A songwriter as well as a singer and performer, Kiesza discusses working with Duran Duran,…

Quarantune: “Turtle Island” by David Strickland

For our next Quarantune, I present to you a gem from Grammy and JUNO Award-winning Indigenous multidisciplinary artist and producer, David Strickland. The song is “Turtle Island”.  Strickland just released the video, and we have it here to share with…

Brett Gleason wants us to stop Second Guessing ourselves

Brett Gleason is a highly skilled piano/keyboard player who also plays a variety of instruments, writer, and vocalist who proves that music can be deeply embedded into a person’s makeup. When you listen to his lyrics, I have often said…