“Songs In The Attic” Closes Another Show

by Kevin Burton    Do you have certain albums you play to set certain moods?    Like a baseball manager has a closer, there is one album I go to when one era of life is ending and another beginning.    I moved a lot in my 20s and I listened to Billy Joel a …

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 …

Wish I Could Talk Baseball With Costas

by Kevin Burton    Surely you’ve read some anecdotes about a kid who was treated badly by one of his sports heroes.     Famous people are just people with a job in the public eye. They are not some publicity photo come to life. So they have foul moods and some of them are generally …

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 …

Why Lesley Gore Tunes Sound So Good

by Kevin Burton     Do you know the connection between “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson and “It’s My Party” by Lesley Gore?    I mean, beyond the fact that they were both number one hits.     Believe it or not there is at least one. I just found out last week, and it explains some …

McCartney Was The Most Fab Beatle

by Kevin Burton    As discussed last week, I have declared for Paul McCartney in the great “John or Paul” Beatles debate (John Or Paul? A Fun, Silly Beatles Question, April 6).      There are those who favor one or the other who are quite hostile about it and say derogatory things about the other. …