The Sounds They Were A-Changin’

by Kevin Burton    Musical eras, like chocolate bars or ice cubes, are fluid before they are solid, shaped by the temperature of the times.    We can’t always distinguish them day to day. Historians declare them later, according to their differing standards.   But for me there is something momentous about looking at the …

Racism Sucks, Disco Is Just Music

by Kevin Burton    Silly me, I was just listening to the music.    I was young for sure, but not that young. Still, I had to have it all spelled out for me, after the fact.    The first person I ever heard utter the phrase “disco sucks,” years later turned out to be …

Could The Beatles Have Rocked The 70s?

by Kevin Burton    On my Amazon Echo device, Alexa Myers has made me a post-Beatles play list.  She calls it Beatles playlist because I couldn’t make her understand the name I wanted for it.  No matter.    The list has my favorite tunes from the Fab four after their 1970 breakup.    My first …