Abacab: The Music of Genesis

Abacab: The Music of Genesis

Here we are just past halfway through the year, which was a year that I’d planned to have filled with live music, leading to reviews here on Musical Conversations, and more work filling out the rest of the topics. It doesn’t look like it’s getting any better and I...

May 4th, 1970 Kent State University

I wrote this for a Facebook group about Kent State, The May Fourth Movement, regarding the shooting on May 4th, 1970, by the National Guard, that killed four and injured nine others. This was to be the fiftieth anniversary, and I had plans to go to Kent, Ohio, for the...
More about Neil Peart

More about Neil Peart

I’ve had a bit of time to think about the terrible loss of Neil Peart. I wrote the following in a Facebook group of people that have been fans of Rush, long enough to be considered ‘Elders’ of the fandom of the group. Though I’m in a lot of different groups...
“Local Bands” and Their Music

“Local Bands” and Their Music

It really bothers me how rare it is for someone to take a chance on local bands and music. I’m eager to hear how these bands approach the art of music, and am always open to new styles and genres. What bothers me is that many people cannot handle it and would rather...
Heilung

Heilung

The first time I had ever heard of Heilung was at a table top roleplaying game that either I was running, or the game was running us as players. I don’t remember if it was a Dungeons & Dragons game, or another sort-of roleplaying game called “Sherlock Solves!”...