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 …

A 1972 One-Hit, One-Rhyme Wonder

by Kevin Burton    Because mine is a songwriter’s household we have “what rhymes with’ as one of our buzzwords.   Buzzphrases I guess that should be.    Example: My granddaughter Willow is spoiled.  So it’s “Oh my goodness can’t believe how spoiled she is…what rhymes with spoiled?”    “Coiled, boiled, foiled..” and so on.  Got …

Fifty Years On, Wings Has Mixed Legacy

by Kevin Burton    Fifty years ago today Paul McCartney announced the formation of Paul McCartney and Wings.     The move was a guaranteed winner and a guaranteed loser.    A winner because any piece of music with McCartney’s name on it was going to get a listen. It was going to sell at least …