Respect Cincinnati! Reds Make Playoffs

by Kevin Burton    I can’t believe it, the Reds will play in October!    Thanks to the expanded virus-year format (eight teams from each league qualify), the Reds will be in the baseball playoffs for the first time since 2013.    Tell me you saw this coming and I’ll tell you you’re lying.    [...]

A Sweet Mix Of Folk And Rock

   Folk and rock blending, voices blending, parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme.    What a feast. Food for thought, the songs of Simon and Garfunkel.     This is my 13th post dedicated to the album challenge. Today’s focus is Simon and Garfunkel’s Greatest Hits.     In this series I have tried not to cross that fine [...]

Optimism In Cincinnati Despite 0-2 Start

by Kevin Burton    Joe Burrow showed last night why he was the number one draft pick. The Bengals showed why they were drafting number one.       Cincinnati was last against the run last year and egregiously bad last night. So three touchdowns and 316 yards from their rookie quarterback was not enough.  They [...]

Wyrtzen’s Gospel Message Is Center Stage

by Kevin Burton    Before the bombast came the basics. There is a lot to be said for the basics.    I love some, but not all of the directions in which contemporary Christian music has moved since the early 80s.    In the years just before that, Christine Wyrtzen began to produce records notable [...]

Solid Biblical Message From The Imperials

by Kevin Burton     Some contemporary Christian music is more contemporary than Christian.  I’m not naming names, you know it when you hear it.    The Imperials lineup I grew up listening to had a super mix of southern gospel, rock and roll, country, even the faintest hint of disco.    Best of all, they [...]

Trees Falling In The Quarantine Forest

by Kevin Burton     Had a hard time getting the old blog out this week for reasons beyond my control.  It got me thinking about relevance.    Also, our internet provider helped me name my alleged debut album.  But I’m getting way ahead of myself.    First, my 6½-year-old computer gave up the ghost Sunday [...]