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Christopher Cross

 

Christopher Cross is yet another (Pop) artist who has had such a big influence on my own songwriting and music. He is an excellent songwriter and guitarist, who has been around for quite some time now. I can still remember telling all my musician friends back on Long Island, after I had just purchased (and listened to) his first album (as I started to come back and really listen to and enjoy Pop Music again) at least a few decades ago already, that I thought the record was going to be a huge smash. (I always had an ear for that kind of thing). And sure enough, it went on to win a whopping 5 Grammy's! 

I really dig the lyrics in this particular track above (which I believe is from his 4th album). It is so universal in so many ways. I'm sure most people can relate to at least one or more of the verses here. Hauntingly brilliant pop music, at its best. Actually, I just discovered this great find of a music video on YouTube, that looks like it was just fairly recently posted by Christopher Cross himself. His music really brings back so many memories...

You can also check-out a rare interview that I posted on my blog here: Christopher Cross CBS Sunday Morning Interview

One last interesting thing here regarding Christopher Cross' first album. That, around the time of its release, if I remember correctly, I had read (and/or heard) somewhere, most of the album was recorded using around 48 tracks; which was pretty much unheard of back then, and somewhat breaking new ground in studio audio recording, and pretty innovative in itself for a Pop record. (Or any record at the time, for that matter). Cool stuff...

The Family: It's Not About Faith, It's About Power...

 

If  you've ever wondered how Right-Wing Evangelical Christianity became so fu**ed up and distorted, and so enmesed with certain elements of American Politics, this excellent limited documentary series on NetFlix (based on the book by Jeff Sarlet) explains it...

Bruce Springsteen's Fame Predicted by A Psychic

 

Whoa. Just caught this little snipet on A&E. It sorta' like came out of nowhere, in between commercials! Thought it was kinda' cool and interesting: A psychic-fortuneteller by the name of: Madame Marie.

Just had to save it somewhere...

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RadioAirplay.com: Artist Spotlight Billie B

 

I dig this track, and absolutely love this chick's voice. Also, in relation to this song, there is an interview with this very interesting Indie artist, who goes by the name of: BILLIE B at the Radio Airplay blog. In fact, I find that her voice and sound, seems to me to be surprisingly and quite strikingly similar to: The Green Children. At least, the sound on this particular track, anyway...

Paul McCartney: Live from NYC

 

Historical concert by Paul McCartney at Grand Central Station!

The show doesn't actually start however until about 40 minutes into the video, so I would of course recommend fast forwarding to that point to watch the beginning of the performance...

James Corden's 'Carpool Karoke' with Paul McCartney!

 

Take a trip down Memory Lane ('Penny Lane' for that matter!) with Jim Corden and Paul McCartney in a once in a lifetime Carpool Karaoke. What a trip! (Pun intended). Just awesome. Wow...

Soundbreaking Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music

The Beatles Christmas Album

Remembering Elvis Presley 40 years after his death

 

John Lennon once said: "if there hadn't been an Elvis, there wouldn't have been a Beatles!" Elvis sold more records then any entertainer in history. I have always loved playing Elvis songs, since I was a kid, and have always really dug his voice. Nobody ever sung and performed quite like he did. He was the coolest...

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