Wednesday, May 31, 2023

How to make a year-end list 1998

As a critic gets older, certain tasks become more difficult– like trying to show any interest whatsoever in the latest R.E.M. release. But other activities become a breeze, such as making a year-end list of the 10 best records. In the old days I used to spend weeks compiling the list that best defined my […]

Randy Travis Maui 1993

Randy Travis was, easily, my favorite singer when I was country music critic of the Dallas Morning News – he still is. So when I went to Oahu in 1993 for my sister’s wedding, I arranged a sidetrip to Maui. Randy was a great interview that day, didn’t flinch or hold back at all, and […]

Report from the Rock Hall Opening 1995

CLEVELAND. Susan and Harvey Justmann had an hour or so to kill before the Indians game; so, they went for a walk to the I.M. Pei-designed Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which will open to the public on Saturday. “I’m in shock,” Harvey said as he gazed upon the structure, which is said to […]