Norah Jones Two Needed Better Material

by Kevin Burton    Had a quick notion a few years ago to poke my musical head out of the seventies and try some 21st-century artists.    A friend recommended Maroon 5, John Mayer and Norah Jones. I loved the debut records from those three so much, I bought their follow-up records.    Then for …

Maroon 5 Makes My Old-School Playlist

by Kevin Burton    Suppose you somehow learn that my copy of the “Billboard Book of Number One Hits,” only goes to June of 2003, “This Is The Night” by Clay Aiken.    You say, “When’s your birthday? I’ll get you an updated copy.”    Well thanks for that thought, but I’d rather have tube …

Opening Another Can Of John Mayer Music

by Kevin Burton    It turns out my inelastic brain, not just a fondness for The Stylistics and Little River Band, keeps me spinning old tunes, not trying the new ones.     In a recent post I explained that my brain’s corticofugal network recognizes the music I am hearing and keeps me grooving by helping …