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October 6, 2022
The debut album, February 1978: Van Halen

The Sound of Ground Breaking

When Edward Van Halen departed this existence two years ago today, the tidal wave of tributes was fully justified. But my own words have been held […]
July 20, 2022
Original Raw Power Discogs

Unleashing the Power

This week I heard a fantastic, powerful song by Iggy Pop backed by the late, truly great Nicky Hopkins’ brilliant piano. Unfortunately, it was in a […]
April 25, 2022
Laser Disc cover of "Jimi Hendrix at the Atlanta Pop Festival"

Seeing the Unseen

As a beyond-enthusiastic viewer of music documentaries and recorded performances, I was interested to see how this year’s “Best Music Film” category would turn out at […]
March 11, 2022
Frank Blank Music

The Chimes of Kyiv

Like many people around the world, my thoughts of late have been of Ukraine and its citizens. As a musician – composing and performing as Frank […]