My Favorite Things of 2014: Film, Theater, Books, Restaurants and Music

Every year, I take the opportunity to look back on the year just past, to say thanks for the gifts of culture and people that led to my growth. I wish to recognize those cultural artifacts that are most memorable to me, and some that just made me smile, or led me to sing and […]

My Favorite Songs of 2010 … And Some That Should Have Been

The list below does not represent the “best” songs of 2010. See the list by the folks at Paste for a truly comprehensive list of the best songs of 2010: This list is not the “best” from a critical point of view, but simply those that I kept returning to time and again, those […]

Nashville Rules the Grammy Awards

As a Nashvillian who is quite proud to make Los Angeles my other home, I was very excited to see such a strong showing for Nashville talent tonight at the Grammy Awards in LA. There have been several eras in pop music history when Nashville artists became mainstream and were recognized by the major awards […]

My 20 Favorite Albums of the Decade

1. U2: All That You Can’t Leave Behind 2. Once (the Soundtrack) 3. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (the Soundtrack) 4. Coldplay: A Rush of Blood to the Head 5. The Killlers: Hot Fuss 6. Johnny Cash: American Recordings (IV) 7. Madonna: Confessions on a Dance Floor 8. Bruce Springsteen: The Rising 9. Dixie Chicks: […]