Scotty Moore (1931-2016)

Legendary guitarist Scotty Moore, who backed Elvis Presley from the beginning of his career in 1954 at Sun Records through his 1968 comeback special, passed away yesterday at his Nashville, Tennessee home. He was 84. I have been rather disconnected from the news lately, so I only just now learned about Moore’s death from my…

Against All Enemies

Yesterday, I was sitting in a spare bedroom upstairs and wrapping birthday presents for my wife. Just me and our dog, Gracie, were home. Being a lefty, I have to admit I am not the best at cutting paper. Even with left-handed scissors, I do a poor job. As I was attempting in vain to…

On with the Blog

I have been away from my little blog for awhile. It is difficult for me to continue at this time because the person who has been reading my writing since I scrawled the first letter of the first word is unwell and might never see this. As I know she would want me to carry…

And Now, a Word about STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

I saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens for the fourth time yesterday. Monday will mark one month since the film hit theaters, but I have yet to post a single word here about my reaction. It is time to rectify that: Wow. Okay, you knew I couldn’t really leave it at a single word, right?…

25 Top Elvis Presley Songs: Year-by-Year

Today marks the 81st anniversary of the birth of Elvis Presley. While I believe that his musical powers peaked during his 1966-1970 “comeback” years, I enjoy most of his career. With that in mind, I compiled the below list of my favorite Elvis song for each year he recorded. 1953: My Happiness (Demo) [The Great Performances]…

Music of the Year for 2015

One of the things I enjoy doing at the end of each year is looking back on the music I have played, mostly from a number-crunching standpoint. According to iTunes, out of 9,554 unique music tracks in my collection, the one I played most often in 2015 was “Always On My Mind” by Elvis Presley,…