Best Thing I Have Heard Today: Linda Ronstadt

Best Thing I Have Heard Today: Linda Ronstadt

In 1980, after years of playing her songs on the radio, I went to see Linda Ronstadt in concert when she toured to support her album “Mad Love.” Afterwards, I was talking with my father about her, as well as Pat Benatar (who I had seen a few months...
Linda Ronstadt

Linda Ronstadt

So sad to hear that Linda Ronstadt will never sing again. She said in an interview yesterday that she has Parkinson’s Disease, which makes it impossible to control the muscles that let her sing. She also suffers from hand tremors and has to use a wheelchair. My...
Best Documentaries Of 2019

Best Documentaries Of 2019

Here are the five best documentaries I saw this year. The top three were so good they could have been included on my overall Best Of 2019 list. If you missed them in theaters, I recommend you catch up with them on DVD, Netflix, or Amazon Prime. Links go to my full...
You Can Hear The Silence

You Can Hear The Silence

I just re-listened to the live album Linda Ronstadt recorded in 1980 (which I wrote about in April, shortly after it was released), and noticed something I missed the first time: the audience stays quiet, except between songs, when they applaud as you’d expect....