Category: 1970s

Yacht Rock Original: “Everybody’s Girl”

I’ve loved all-things yacht rock before the genre even had a name. Christopher Cross, Toto, Boz Scaggs, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Hall & Oates: love all of it. And after 20 years I finally have a classification for all the music I write. Well, that and smooth jazz. Here’s my latest. It’s a tune about ...

Cover & Lyrics: The secret to playing Steely Dan’s “Kid Charlemagne”

Last week, I got to see the legendary Steely Dan although I certainly, remorsefully didn’t ever get to see Walter Becker. I wrote about the gig at the River Spirit Casino in Tulsa, too. If you haven’t been to River Spirit for a show, I highly, highly recommend it. Easy find. Easy parking. Awesome staff. ...

Review: Steely Dan’s Tulsa show a party for Walter, total fan delight

On a night when country star Jason Aldean got all the headlines for playing in Tulsa, his first gig since the horrific Las Vegas shooting a week and change earlier, Steely Dan was also in the city, only a month and nine days removed from the death of its co-founder, Walter Becker. In essence, Steely ...

These 12 songs would be on my all-time best, definitive, ultimate CD

I haven’t been able to run this week because of some heel pain, so I decided to revisit a blog project that I’ve wanted to do for a long time: ranking my favorite songs of all time. I figured I’d start with my top 10 and then expand from there. It’s totally self-indulgent, but I’ve ...

Mary Tyler Moore statue nowhere to be found in Minneapolis

That's right. I'm talking about the famed Mary Tyler Moore statue somewhere in downtown Minneapolis. It's the one where she's tossing her hat into the air, just as she did in the opening credits to her iconic 1970s television series, "The Mary Tyler Moore Show."