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John Mellencamp - Underrated Songs
Check It Out

Some John Mellencamp non-hits that I love came up recently in the old random machine. So, I thought I should put 10 of his songs that deserved better in front of you here for your enjoyment. Dig in.

Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2022-08-02 Read post
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Prince's "1999"
It's Four Different Songs In Four Decades

An exploration of "1999" by Prince and how a party song actually changes its meaning over the years

Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2022-06-07 Read post
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A Tom Waits Celebration: Part 1
Six Degrees Of Tom Waits

People either love or hate Tom Waits, not too much room in-between. In Part 1 of our celebration, we define the six degrees of Tom Waits

Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2022-05-17 Read post
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The Mummers
The Band That Should Have Been Huge

I write about how The Mummers (and Raissa Khan-Panni) made such incredible music but went egregiously unappreciated. Please do yourself, her and me a favor and check out the two albums by The Mummers.

Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2022-02-01 Read post
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The Beatles: Get Back
Running Diary of The Beatles Documentary

Notes from the 8 hours I got to spend with The Beatles in the Peter Jackson documentary The Beatles: Get Back.

Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2021-12-14 Read post
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Stephen Sondheim
In This Case It's OK To Use The Word Genius

A personal tribute to Stephen Sondheim. What his music meant to me, his genius as a songwriting engineer, some anecdotes about how his brain worked and my 10 Favorite Sondheim songs with accompanying videos.

Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2021-12-07 Read post