Writing is a distraction for me. It takes me to places unknown that fulfill my need for intellectual stimulus, emotional release, and a soothing of the breaks and bruises of the day.
Rick Henry Talks with Russell Javors
Russell Javors I have known Russell Javors since 2007 and have interviewed him several times for various projects. The video at the top of this page is an interview I did with Russell for my youtube show called Rick Henry's Talk Show.
20 Most Influential Musicians of All-Time
I compiled this list using four sources. I used the most recent 'Most Influential Musicians' lists published by Rolling Stone Magazine and The Dig. I also used the All-Time best selling artists list on wikipedia and awarded points to the 40 best selling musicians. Last I used a list compiled from AllMusic showing the musicians that have the most musicians listed as 'Followers.'
Disco Covers of Classic Songs
Disco music became all the rage in 1974 and remained extremely popular through 1979. The majority of these disco hits were originals such as "Last Dance" by Donna Summer" and "Stayin'" Alive" by The BeeGees. But to be certain there were tons of songs on the dance charts that were remakes of classic rock and pop songs. Here we explore some of those Disco Covers of Classic Songs.
25 Greatest Songs of Pat Benatar
Pat Benatar has been nominated for induction into the class of 2022's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I get this feeling Benatar will make it this year. To celebrate this impending event I have compiled this list of Pat Benatar's greatest songs.
Love Letters to My Friends
Also check out "Dementia and My Mom" Love Letters To My Friends I am the 24/7 caregiver for my 85 year old mom. She is completely blind and has advanced stage dementia. She is incontinent and seems to always be constipated and seems to always have a urinary tract infection.
Is She or Isn't She One of the Greats 2000 - 2022
With this study we will be taking a look at seven female vocalists that have made their mark as a solo artist in the past 22 years. Criteria for this study is that their debut album or single (whichever was first) came no earlier than the year 2000. Sorry Christina Aguilera your debut was 1999.
Reinventing David Bowie
Throughout his career David Bowie took on many personas and characters. Some lasted several months other were a one-time appearance in a music video or photo session. Maybe Bowie used these personas/characters to escape his own realities of fear. This may have been a mechanism for coping with the demands of fame and always having that spotlight on him. When he crawled into one of his personas such as Ziggy Stardust or The Soul Man it was okay for him to express his inner anger and fear because after all it wasn't coming from David Jones but rather from a persona of his larger persona - David Bowie.