Vic’s Picks


May 10, 2017 2:16 pm

The best song from the best album of 2016 (“Fingers Crossed”). The first time I heard this song I was catapulted back to 1974. It floored me –... Read More

Rebel, Rebel

April 18, 2017 11:07 am

A few days back, I was driving along in a dark mood when this song came on the radio. Boom! – I was smiling and singing along. It... Read More


March 7, 2016 1:04 pm

Researching the power pop evolutionary cycle inevitably brings you to The dB’s. Though germinated in New York City, most of the members of The dB’s (stands for “drums... Read More

Boogie My Life Away

February 22, 2016 6:16 pm

My favorite radio station is The Underground Garage. If you listen frequently, you can sometimes get that old time thrill of hearing an unfamiliar radio song that really... Read More


February 1, 2016 4:12 pm

Sometimes a song about the joy of rock ‘n roll supplies the joy of rock ‘n roll. So it is for this week’s offering from The Modern Lovers.... Read More

The World Turns All Around Her

January 25, 2016 4:05 pm

If you don’t like The Byrds, you just haven’t listened enough. Seriously, virtually every musician I know (and almost every major rock and roll star I have read... Read More

Friday’s Angels

January 18, 2016 11:17 am

What do Rod Stewart and Billy Idol have in common? They both were in great rock and roll bands before they got brain damage. Generation X sprung from... Read More