Pondering Tribalism, Donny And Marie

by Kevin Burton    Today I am thinking of a song it appears not many others have pondered deeply.    Stay with me now.    The song is “Morning Side Of The Mountain,” which I remember as a number 8 hit in 1974 for Donny and Marie Osmond. The song actually was written by Larry …

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 …

Hey Baby, They’re Playing Our Song!

by Kevin Burton     For every romance there’s a soundtrack, am I wrong?  Certain songs where the first notes of the introduction transport you to that special place.    Every couple has a story. Sometimes a favorite singer will sum it up with lyrics in a way they hadn’t thought of.  The music underneath it …

What Makes For A Great Love Song?

by Kevin Burton    For better and for worse, love songs are everywhere and they are here to stay.  So what makes for a good one? What makes for a clunker?    It’s Valentine’s week and love is in the air. Music is always in the air.  Those two are bound to interact every now …