“Ordinary World” by Duran Duran I have a long list of songs I’ve wanted to cover for many years. This week, I decided to tackle “Ordinary World” by Duran Duran, and make a quick trip over to the 1990’s in order to contrast my last three covers which were songs from the late 1980’s. This […]
“Lost In Your Eyes” by Debbie Gibson I remember it almost as if yesterday when I first heard this song. It’s one of my all time favorite ballads. I can’t even begin to explain just how much I love this song. I believe I heard this in 1989, although it was released in the US […]
I was so sad to learn that George Michael had passed. My two most favorite songs from him are “Faith” and “Freedom 90”. I wasn’t sure which one I wanted to cover, but ended up covering “Faith”.
Here’s my arrangement of Fernando Sor’s study for guitar on the ukulele.
The First Noel Happy Holidays to you and yours! I realize that this post is a few days late compared to when I uploaded the video. Apologies. This is the first christmas for me in my new office and this was the first video I shot there. So I guess it was fitting. When I sat […]
“You and Me and Freedom” I wrote “You and Me and Freedom” in the days immediately following the 9/11 tragedy. Unfortunately, I never recorded it. I feel it is finally time for me to share this with the world on the 15th anniversary of that tragedy. I remember that day very well. My sister woke […]
Artist : Esperanza Spalding Album : Emily’s D+Evolution (2016 Concord) Tracks : 12 Artist website : www.esperanzaspalding.com OVERVIEW : BACKGROUND Esperanza Spalding is a fantastic musician. I have been a casual fan since learning about her. She’s also a Berklee alumni like me. We also have the double bass and bass in common. We’ve probably even studied with […]
My top 10 Films of all TimeI love watching films. It is one of my hobbies. Here are my top 10 comedy picks in no particular order:Still CrazyFour Weddings and a FuneralLord of the Rings: Return of the KingAmadeusGladiatorLock Stock and Two Smoking BarrelsPan’s LabyrinthInside ManThe Usual SuspectsThe Martian
Artist : BABYMETAL Album : Metal Resistance (2016 Sony) Tracks : 12 Artist website : www.babymetal.com OVERVIEW : BACKGROUND Metal Resistance is the second studio album by Japanese metal idol group BABYMETAL. I have been a fan ever since hearing Gimme Chocolate!!. This group has a really unique sound that bridges many metal genres and some j-pop. There […]
My top 12 Pop-Albums of all Time (as of 2016)I’m a bit hesitant to share this list but here it is. In no particular order:Michael Jackson – BadDebbie Gibson – Electric YouthBritney Spears – … Baby One More TimeJanet Jackson – Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814Yumi Matsutoya – DA DI DAN*Sync – No Strings AttachedGirls’ […]