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“Ease My Worried Mind” . . : The Sad Tale Of Jim Gordon

Rock music has more than it’s share of weird and tragic stories but this one is one it’s weirder and more tragic ones. At one time, Jim Gordon was one of rock music’s most admired and in demand drummers. During

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“The Bear Got You” . . . : Steely Dan and The Lost Gaucho

Gaucho was the album that (for a time at least) broke Steely Dan. Recording began in 1978 and over the course of a two year span, the band used at least 42 different musicians, spent over a year in the

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Posted in Classic Rock, Music Appreciation and Analysis

“What Makes This Song Great?” : Rick Beato Videos Look Under The Hood of Classic Songs

I have written previously on how hearing individual instrument parts of a favorite tune can give you a whole new perspective and appreciation of the song (https://roymusicusa.com/2018/04/12/and-now-for-something-completely-different-listening-to-music-before-and-after-isolated-tracks/). Along those lines I want to let everyone know about a great series

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“And Die Behind The Wheel” . . : Steely Dan’s Deacon Blues

I was watching a bit of the Olympics and happened upon the medal ceremonies for some event or another. As I watched, I thought about the athletes who never get a gold medal despite all the blood, sweat and tears

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