Vic’s Picks

Seconds of Pleasure

April 21, 2020 11:24 am

These days, it’s helpful to gravitate toward things that make you smile. I can’t come up with a record that makes me smile more than Rockpile’s third masterpiece,... Read More

Shine A Light

January 31, 2020 12:58 pm

Having been friends with Lannie Flowers for over 35 years, I have been privileged to hear his substantial catalog of original songs from demo to release. I fell... Read More

Don’t Push Me Around

October 29, 2019 11:24 am

First of all, I consider the Escovedo family a national treasure. For those of you that don’t know:Carlos Santana hired Pete and Coke Escovedo for his group Santana.... Read More

Power Pop’s Big 3

April 17, 2019 2:26 pm

Bill Lloyd and I were discussing encore songs for the upcoming SpyderPop Showcase Tour. Vic:  “How about cover songs from the Big 3?” Bill:  “Sure, but who do... Read More

Led Zeppelin III

January 31, 2019 11:14 am

For some reason, I decided to listen to this album on headphones this week. I hadn’t heard it from start to finish in years and I haven’t listened... Read More

Run Rudolph Run

November 30, 2018 1:00 pm

What is your favorite rock n’ roll Christmas song? Lots of holiday songs get done and redone over time. Some of them were never envisioned to be arranged... Read More

Genre Defining Albums

October 24, 2018 3:14 pm

“What is Power Pop?” Though this question is asked by neophytes and oft-debated by fans of the genre, it is easy for me to answer because I believe... Read More