RainyNight wallpaper 1500 crop

another errant umphred post bites the dust

ONCE AGAIN it’s hap­pened: I ac­ci­den­tally pushed the Pub­lish button on Word­Press in­stead of the Save Draft button. Of course, the two but­tons shouldn’t be near one an­other so ac­ci­dents like these should never occur.

But the two but­tons are a couple of inches apart and when I’m fo­cused on com­posing some­times I just press the wrong damn button. [Continue reading]

TommyJames HankyPanky GoldRecord b 1500

are today’s pop song lyrics getting more redundantly repetitive?

DOES YOUR BABY DO THE HANKY PANKY? The ques­tion asked on Quora was “Are Pop lyrics getting more and more repet­i­tive?” In­stead of a well-reasoned, thoughtful an­swer, I posted this in­stead (and my com­plete an­swer is be­tween the two lines):

 

TommyJames HankyPanky Roulette 45 600

This is the Roulette Records ver­sion of Hanky Panky that was the #1 hit on Bill­board and Cash Box and sold mil­lions of copies in 1966. [Continue reading]

TheWho posed 1969 SteveWood 1500 crop

on musicians who ruined their careers (and lives) with “reckless behavior”

A YOUNGER MEMBER of Quora—meaning sig­nif­i­cantly younger than me—asked me to an­swer the ques­tion, “Which mu­si­cians ru­ined their ca­reers with their reck­less be­havior?” Quora is the place I seem to get rather easily dragged into on an al­most daily basis, gen­er­ally an­swering ques­tions about Elvis. This ques­tion was more gen­eral but ac­tu­ally en­com­passed Presley. [Continue reading]