List: Top Five Story Songs — No. 4

4. King Horse, by Elvis Costello. King Horse on Spotify. This is, without a doubt, the best juggling song ever. It's from Elvis' best album, Get Happy!, which I was listening to quite a bit in the winter of 1981-82, when I learned how to juggle. Besides being a great song, it has lots of … Continue reading List: Top Five Story Songs — No. 4

List: Top 5ive Albums Of The 1980s

Everyone loves lists, right? Well then, here comes a list: the best albums of the 1980s. Any such "Top" list having to do with music is going to be controversial, of course. But this one may be less so than others, at least for me. These five albums simply stand out from all the rest. … Continue reading List: Top 5ive Albums Of The 1980s


As a music lover (aren't we all?), I'm sometimes surprised when I find out that a song I've listened to dozens or hundreds of times turns out to be a cover of someone else's song. Surprised and embarrassed, because as a fan, I always feel I should have known better. My most spectacular faceplant in … Continue reading Covers