Essays Archive

31 May 2018

The Evolution of a Song: ‘Mama,’ Genesis

“Mama” is not considered to be one of Genesis’ biggest hits, at least here in the United States; despite it being their biggest hit in the UK, reaching #4 in 1983, it reached only #73 in the
3 May 2018

‘Abracadabra’ – The Worst Song Ever?

1982 was a pivotal year in music for me – it was when I really started listening to the radio. I had it on constantly, and embraced Casey Kasem’s American Top 40 as if it were Billy
2 Mar 2018

Of ELO, my Daughter, and a Drive to Starbucks

My youngest daughter, to my delight, has taken a shine to the Electric Light Orchestra – so much so that she created a playlist of songs on YouTube that she can listen to. I believe this came