In Case You Wondered What Real Rock and Roll Was Like— Part Five's a nice tribute at the Kennedy Center to Gordon Summoner, a mere jazz bassist in Newcastle until a drummer found him and they launched the Police. And the rest is history...... … [Read more...]

A Hot Play from Coldplay and James Cordon for the Super Bowl … [Read more...]

In Case You Wondered What Real Rock and Roll Was—- Part Four's a nice tribute to Carlos Santana … [Read more...]

In Case You Wondered What Real Rock and Roll Was– Part Three Joel was one of only 2-3 pianists who had a brilliant career in rock, in an age of guitars and more guitars. This is a nice tribute, which includes a moving rendition by Don Henley of She's Got a Way. … [Read more...]

In Case You Wondered What Real Rock and Roll Was Like— Part Two was a Kennedy Center All Star tribute to the music of Paul McCartney. … [Read more...]

In Case You Wondered What Real Rock Was Like— Part One was an All Star tribute to Led Zeppelin. This is why they call it 'classic rock'. Real musicians were writing and performing their own music on real instruments producing memorable tunes that stick in your head for generations. And notice that Plant and Page et al. were in the audience and thought the recreation was awesome. This was the vox populi in the 60s, 70s, and into the 80s when technologically produced music replaced actually playing … [Read more...]

The Finest Hours– Call forth the Greatest Courage'The Finest Hours' starring Chris Pine and Casey Affleck, is certainly one of the finest 'rescue' movies ever made. It tells the true story of a dramatic rescue of more than twenty men hanging on for dear life to the second half of a tanker that split, in gale force winter winds and thundering tides on Feb. 18, 1952 off the coast of Chatham And Wellfleet Massachusetts. The movie is one hour and 57 minutes long, but it seems much shorter as this … [Read more...]

A Christian Pilot’s Story from 9/11 to my friend Ed Paxton who found this on the internet. … [Read more...]

The Struggle to Understand Isaiah as Christian Scripture– Part Eleven

Strangely, Child’s jumps nearly 900 years to his next major interpreter, Aquinas. How is it even possible that there is no real discussion of Augustine’s voluminous dealings with the Biblical text, including Isaiah? Or even someone like Bede? And why include a minor figure like Nicholas of Lyra who really adds little to the discussion? However we answer these questions, there can be no cavil with giving good treatment to Aquinas. The influence of Thomas Aquinas (ca. 1225-74 A.D.) compared … [Read more...]