CD Review: Keith Monacchio, "The Long Evening" | Popdose

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My review of the first solo album from NJ songwriter Keith Monacchio has been posted to Popdose:

“The general theme of this record is trying to find balance in your life and being okay with decisions, mistakes, and even triumphs. Being satisfied with whatever world you’ve carved out for yourself. I talk about foundations or “home” a lot through this group of songs. I think everyone, at least myself, is trying to find that sense of “home” that you felt as a kid growing up in your childhood home. Trying to build something like that in my adult life has become more important, as the years have passed.”
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DVD Review: "British Invasion" | Popdose

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My review of the new British Invasion DVD series, featuring the Small Faces, Dusty Springfield, Gerry & the Pacemakers, and Herman’s Hermits, was posted to Popdose today:

“On February 7, 1964, the Beatles arrived in America, and everything changed. When I say everything, I don’t just mean music. The world was never the same. The societal upheaval was simply unprecedented. The new found freedom the Liverpool quartet inspired would have profound consequences, both positive and negative, for generations to come. And the Beatles were not alone. Behind them marched an army of young British musicians determined to conquer America. This movement of musical troops across our borders became known at the British Invasion.”

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Cratedigger: Simon & Garfunkel, "Bookends" | Popdose

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My latest Cratedigger column for Popdose features the classic 1968 album Bookends, by Simon & Garfunkel:

“1968 was one of the most epochal years in American history. There is no need to go into the history again here, but believe me, it was a whirlwind. While most of the events of that year – war, assassination, the election of Richard Nixon – are remembered in a negative light, the year was not without its highlights. What is most fondly remembered about 1968 is the music. Musical giants were prowling the earth. You’ve heard their names. You’ve heard the music. The events of that year were inextricably linked to the music in a way that hasn’t been replicated since then.”
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