Raised On Radio: Gaga For That Sound

by Kevin Burton    Can’t remember how we got on the topic, but a co-worker was telling me last week how radio was the life blood of his youth.    Radio was the conveyor belt on which everybody travelled in my day, as in his (he is roughly ten years older than I am, if …

“Rescue Me” Imitated The Detroit Sound

by Kevin Burton    From the heart of the Motown era came a million-selling hit that typified the Detroit sound.     But the song has been doubly mistaken through the years, shortchanging the artist whose vocal command made it a classic.    That song was “Rescue Me,” and it was a bit of a rescue …

Tooling Around, Feeling Virtuous

by Kevin Burton    Looks as if I’ve had the definition of “tooling around” wrong all these years.    Tool around is a verb, says vocabulary.com, meaning to “ride in a car with no particular goal and just for the pleasure of it.”    On yourdictionary.com the definition is “to drive or jaunt about, going from place …