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...
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....
Movie Review: “Rocketman”

Movie Review: “Rocketman”

It’s inevitable that the Elton John movie “Rocketman” will be compared to “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Both are based on the true stories of extremely talented rock stars who were male, gay, flamboyant, lonely, and massively popular. In the case...