Essays Archive

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
3 Jan 2018

What’s Wrong with Liking Amy Grant?

In the early 1980s, Amy Grant was a giant in contemporary Christian music. Her soft, acoustic-driven gospel music reached millions of Christians who embraced her and artists like Petra, Sandi Patti and Michael W. Smith. She led a