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blogged by John Borack

A Few Minutes with Marshall Crenshaw

        Pop music fans are certainly very familiar with Marshall Crenshaw. Beginning with the release of his classic, self-titled LP in 1982 (featuring enduring gems such as “Someday Someway” and “Cynical Girl,” among many) and continuing through …

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 …