I’ve loved music all my life, from playing my mom’s country 45’s, loving The Monkees, bubblegum like the Archies, pop music on the local AM or FM radio shopping in record stores, and classic rock /progressive music from 96 Rock and now satellite radio. I even owned a record store for 8 years and helped write a music fanzine, Melody Hill.

I also started my own
Music Hall of Fame.

I love the Beatles, Bangles, Jethro Tull, ELP, ELO, Hank Williams, Dwight Yokum, Kacey Musgraves, Jellyfish, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Orange Hat and so much more. There was no doubt that musical content would be found in my blog! Here I’ve alphabetized some musical subjects of archived posts for you to check out.

Last Updated Jun 23, 2022 @ 10:25 am


Click here to check out my Biographies section. Look for the ones listed as “Music”

Circle Sky Records

Business Cards
Circle Sky Opens
The Girls of Circle Sky
Snow Day

Colored Vinyl

Book Review – Extraordinary Records

September Gurls EP – Big Star, TheWhite
Sugar, Sugar/Bang-Shang-A-Lang – The ArchiesPink
We’re An American Band – Grand FunkYellow


Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman & Howe – Live 1989
The Bangles on American Bandstand (1986)
Archies – Jingle Jangle
Archies – July 4th, 1970
The Bangles in Germany 1986
Best to Burn (2021)
Best To Burn (2022)
25 or 6 to 4 – Chicago
DejaBlue Grass Band
Emerson, Lake & Palmer on Beat-Club (1970)
ELP – Knife Edge – Beat-Club 1970
The Old Grey Whistle Test – Genesis 1980
Susanna Hoffs – Right By You
Manic Monday
Kacey Musgraves – Rainbow
Orange Hat – Cartoon Dead
Alan Parsons Live Project: Turn of a Friendly Card Tour
Pink Floyd – Animals
Prince – Let’s Go Crazy
Larkin Poe – Preachin’ Blues
Sun & Rain
Tour Names
UFO – Boogie for George (Beat-Club)


Baby, Now That I Found You
Lady Marmalade Covers
La Grange by ZZ Top
Oh Well
Summertime Blues
What’s Love Got To Do With It
The Word

Digging for Treasure

In the Beginning -Genesis


Atlanta’s 96 Rock
Beatles take Top Five!
Broken Records Bought During WWII?
The Chipmunks Sing The Beatles Hits
Classic Rock Top 50
Cleaning Vinyl Records
Country Top 50
The Eagles in Nashville
Tarkus by ELP
Emerson, Lake & Palmer to Release Live Box Set October 2021
The Fox Theatre’s Mighty Mo
Heard it Through the Grapevine Origin?
Jethro Tull Announces New Album
Lady Gaga at the Apollo
Koss Headphones
Anita Mann
Paul McCartney Live at the Apollo – 12/13/2010
Moog Synthesizer
Tubular Bells: The Mike Oldfield Story
Alan Parsons – Dark Side of the Moon
Pheel Good Song
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
What does “She’s About A Mover” mean?
Sirius/XM Channel 30 Top 1000 Country Songs
SS Edmund Fitzgerald
Aaron Sterling
Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor
Top 20 Drum Intros
Top 20 Acoustic Guitar Intros
Top 20 Greatest Drum Fills
Top 20 Electric Guitar Intros
Top 1000 Classic Rock
Vinyl vs Digital
John David Wilson Cartoons
Windows 95 Startup Song
WSB Radio 100 Years


(Everybody’s Waitin’ for) The Man with the Bag
Merry Christmas 2020!
Octave A Capella Christmas
Mele Kalikimaka
Original Modern Christmas Songs
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
This is Halloween – Broken Peach


Bumble Boogie
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken Main Theme
On the Rebound – Floyd Cramer
Dixie Dregs – Take It Off The Top (Medley)
Al Hirt – The Hit Medley
The T-Bones

Live Hits

Conquistador – Procol Harum
Turn the Page – Bob Seger

Melody Hill

Click here to check out the articles from the original fanzine from Circle Sky Records. I’ve enhanced them with additional photos and videos.


Click here to see the Memorials I’ve written on the ones we have lost. You’ll notice that some have been noted as “Music”.

Movie Reviews

The Craft (1996)
Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (2001)
They Live (1988)

Music Hall of Fame

Click here to see my Music Hall of Fame Inductees.

My Favorite Albums

The Archies – The Archies
All Over The Place – The Bangles
The Beatles – The Beatles
Bellybutton – Jellyfish
Chicago Transit Authority – Chicago Transit Authority
Different Light – The Bangles, A
Free – Concrete Blonde
Lake – Lake
Loggins with Jim Messina Sittin’ In, Kenny
More of the Monkees – The Monkees
Nazz – Nazz
Relayer – Yes
Seven Separate Fools – Three Dog Night
Sheer Heart Attack – Queen
Stealers Wheel – Stealers Wheel
Tarkus – Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Thick as a Brick – Jethro Tull

Power Pop

Jellyfish – Bellybutton (1990)
Jellyfish – The King is Half-Undressed (1990)
Mystery Pop – The Sky is a Time Machine (2002)
The Raconteurs – Old Enough
Uncle Green

Progressive Rock

Keith Emerson on Oscar Peterson Show
Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells on the BBC 1973
Yours is no Disgrace – YES

Radio Favorites

How Do You Do?Mouth and Mac Neal
Mother and Child ReunionPaul Simon
One Tin SoldierThe Original Caste


Abba’s Dark Song CycleDonnie Thompson
The Chipmunks Sing The Beatles HitsDoyle Tatum
The Green Pajamas – Northern GothicRichard Golden
Star Crossed by Kacey MusgravesDoyle Tatum
The Shazam – Tomorrow The WorldRichard Golden

Stacks of 45’s

American PieDon McLean
Amos Moses/The Preacher And The BearJerry Reed
Cool Aid/DetroitPaul Humphrey & His Cool Aid Chemists
Groovy Grubworm/Moose TrotHarlow Wilcox & the Oakies
I’m a Nut/Knee DeepLeroy Pullins
Jean/The ArrangementOliver
No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach’s In) / Feelin’ FineThe T-Bones
Rocket Man/Susie (Dramas)Elton John
Sink The Bismarck/The Same Old Tale The Crow Told MeJohnny Horton
The Snake/Getting Ready For TomorrowAl Wilson
Summer Breeze/East of Ginger TreesSeals & Crofts
Venus/Hot SandThe Shocking Blue
Vincent/Castles In The AirDon McLean

Tribute Bands

Zepparella – Whole Lotta Love

How to Make a Monster (1958)
It will scare the living yell out of you
The History of Werewolves
Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night, may become a wolf when the wolf-bane blooms and the autumn moon is bright
Howard Morris Was Ernest T. Bass
“And if you wonder who I be, it's me it's me, it's Ernest T.!”
The Children Of “Houses Of The Holy”
By Doyle Tatum Melody Hill was the Circle Sky Records official magazine while we were open between 2002 and 2010. Melody Hill #14 was our next to the last regular issue of the Melody Hill fanzine. The cover for this issue was drawn by the Circle Sky store manager, and …
Album Art – Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass – Whipped Cream & Other Delights
Herb Albert was frightened that the cover would be censored.
Joel Whitburn Dies
Love Music? Love Trivia? Love Statistics? Then…
Album Art – The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
It was [over 54] years ago today, Sergeant Pepper taught the band to play They've been going in and out of style, But they're guaranteed to raise a smile
Forbidden Planet (1956)
Computer Mouse History
x,y position indicator for a display system
My Favorite Albums – Free – Concrete Blonde
Up through the cracks, Up through the broken glass In the hot red light of a black and white, Roses grow
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