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NAMM 2017

by John M. Borack               Your weary scribe again battled the crowds, the untenable parking and traffic, and the miles and miles of walking (7.5 miles in one day this year) at the 2017 …

Top 20 Albums of 2016

    Here ’tis – my list of the top 20 albums of 2016. It was a solid year for new releases, but these are the ones that in particular perked up my ears, set my toes a-tappin’ and caused …

Top 40 Songs of 2016

Lots and lots of superior music in 2016 by artists old and new, fairly bursting with melodic goodness and all that sort of stuff.

Reviews, Reviews, and More Reviews! 2016 Wrapup

It’s been awhile since I’ve offered any of my bullheaded musical opinions around these parts; it’s been a hectic/jam-packed/stressful three months or so for me, mainly due to a deadline I had to meet for my next book, as well …

Concert Review: Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band

by John M. Borack The over and under on “Peace and Loves” was twelve as Ringo Starr and his All-Starr band recently visited Orange County, CA for the first time in more than fifteen years. Ringo brought out the heavy artillery …