Sedaka’s “Bad Blood” Still A Favorite

by Kevin Burton    The night my beloved Cincinnati Reds became world champions for the first time in my lifetime, “Bad Blood” by Neil Sedaka was the number one song in the nation.    It was number one for three weeks, then slid off the charts as all songs do.  But it never did fall …

In Praise Of Electricity And Elton John

by Kevin Burton    All right look, let’s get this out of the way up front. Deal with it however you want.    Elton John, “Benny And The Jets?” It has to be “electric boobs,” period.     This is the ninth time I have written about a record that has influenced me.  It’s the album …