Song Thoughts: Dave Brubeck’s “Blue Rondo” and Adaptations

One day, I'm going to have a podcast or a YouTube channel to discuss music. I've held back on republishing this here from my last blog in part because I hope to make this into one of the earliest episodes I do. Until it makes its transition into a new medium, however, this piece of … Continue reading Song Thoughts: Dave Brubeck’s “Blue Rondo” and Adaptations

On This Day (November 2)…Happy Birthday, Keith Emerson!

As one of rock 'n roll's most famous and most talented keyboardists, he work didn't just break boundaries, but smashed them like the man himself smashed Hammond organs onstage. He was one of the first keyboardists in rock 'n roll to act as a prominent fixture onstage. And as one of his final interviews reveals, he most wanted to be known as a composer. This is just a taste of the man that was Keith Noel Emerson, born on this day in 1944...