Category: Music

mainly youtubes

From ragtime to jazz

For this week’s theme we have a cheerful hokum intro from the Gershwin Bros. The Master, the King, of ragtime was Scott Joplin. His first hit, and the tune that did most to establish ragtime as a leading strain of…

Gems among the dross

There was a youtube about forgotten bands and one can now see why – goodness there was some dross about in the 60s – but there were also some gems if you can see past those awful visuals. Very difficult…

The power of the ingenue?

There are two initial points. Firstly, most redblooded men love an ingenue and many women find them cute too. The second is that too many times, some girl is in a clip and no one knows who she is and…