Ron Stutts

The Music in My Head – 10/15/18

10/15/18 – The Zombies “Time of the Season” Since it’s almost Halloween, when I say “Zombies,” you may think I have those creatures from the dead in my head… but no, the band known as THE ZOMBIES is still very much alive after all these years. This English band was part of The British Invasion way back in the 60’s with early hits like “She’s Not There,” followed up by “Tell Her No.” I remember those songs like it was yesterday. Somewhat later, they came out with a masterpiece album called “Odyssey and Oracle,” which is very highly regarded...

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The Music in My Head – 10/12/18

10/12/18 – Fleetwood Mac “The Chain” Here’s a quote from Lindsey Buckingham. “I remain deeply surprised and saddened, as this decision ends the beautiful 43-year legacy we built together.” Come on, dude. Now Buckingham is suing the other members of Fleetwood Mac for kicking him out of the band, which he says will cost him millions of dollars. There have been all kinds of conflicting stories about how and why this all came down, so I don’t really know what happened, but it’s kind of ridiculous since the history of the group has involved so much crazy drama all...

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The Music in My Head – 10/11/18

10/11/18 – Stevie Ray Vaughan “Texas Flood” After Hurricane Michael hit the Florida Panhandle yesterday, I was thinking about all the devastation being dealt to the residents of Florida, and all the effects it might end up having on the rest of us in the Southeastern corner of the country. I actually know a guy who lives and has a business in Florida, right in the middle of the hardest-hit area, down around Fort Walton Beach. So… Jeff Cherry… as I write this, I hope you’re okay. Of course, here in North Carolina, we’re still dealing with the aftermath...

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The Music in My Head – 10/10/18

10/10/18 – Jackson Browne “Running on Empty” I always like to refer to Jackson Browne as “the quintessential California singer/songwriter.” Because he is. He has written a spectacular collection of songs over the years… most of them with really meaningful lyrics to go along with the music. Not only is he a great musician, but he also lends his support to a number of social causes, as well. He never hesitates to speak out. In his music and certainly in the world, as well. I’ve been listening to Jackson Browne for a long time and you probably have, too....

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The Music in My Head – 10/9/18

10/9/18 – Steve Perry “No Erasin” At long last, for the first time in well over 2 decades, STEVE PERRY has come out with some new music. His fans have been waiting for this for a very long time. For years, there have been rumors about his return to the music world… with millions of people speculating about the release of a new album he was supposedly working on. All those rumors have proven to be just rumors… until now. Just last week, Steve Perry released a brand new album called “Traces,” and now his fans can rest easy....

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The Music in My Head – 10/8/18

10/8/18 – George Michael “Freedom“ I heard this song over the weekend and it’s been in my head every moment since!  GEORGE MICHAEL was a really talented guy who died way too soon, at the young age of 53.  George’s music was a big part of the soundtrack of the 80’s and 90’s.  He started out in a duo with Andrew Ridgeley, called WHAM!  Their most memorable song, by far, is “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go.”  Remember that one?  After WHAM!   George went on to a more famous career as a solo artist, with 7 big...

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The Music in My Head: 10/1 – 10/5

10/1/18: Simon & Garfunkel “Mrs. Robinson”  One of my favorite movies of all time is “The Graduate” starring Dustin Hoffman. It was a Mike Nichols film, and it was all about “Ben,” played so well by Hoffman, just after graduating from college. What in the world was he going to do with his life? He was practically seduced into having an affair with a much older woman, and then happened to fall in love with her daughter. You can see how that might cause a serious problem!   Read more. 10/2/18: Tom Petty “Wildflowers” I regret not seeing Tom Petty in...

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The Music in My Head – 10/5/18

10/5/18 – The Coastal Cohorts “I Can Hear The River“ DON DIXON.  He’s an incredibly talented singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer well known here in the U.S., but a lot more famous over in Europe.  The guy’s had quite a music career.  If you’ve been around Chapel Hill a long time, you may know that Don and several other UNC students put together a legendary local band called “Arrogance”…the group played around here a lot, and actually recorded a half dozen albums.  Dixon  was in that group for 13 years.  He learned a lot about record production during...

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The Music in My Head – 10/4/18

10/4/18: Night Ranger “Sister Christian” Night Ranger is a band out of San Francisco that came together back in 1979. They started having hit records in the early 80’s, and started selling a lot of albums not only here in the states, but all over the world. To tell you the truth, I don’t really know a lot about them, except for one song: “Sister Christian.” I remember that song so well because it was featured in “Rock of Ages,” the musical that was at DPAC a few years ago. It was a great show and if you ever...

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The Music in My Head – 10/3/18

10/3/18: Fleetwood Mac “Go Your Own Way” This one’s easy. I read somewhere yesterday that today was going to be Lindsey Buckingham’s 69th birthday. I thought about that for a couple of minutes, and then went on my merry way… Naturally, I woke up this morning with one of his best songs in my head! Lindsey Buckingham, of course, is best known for his work over the years with Fleetwood Mac. Of course, he’s not with Fleetwood Mac right now as they get ready to go out on tour, and there’s been a lot of talk about that. I think...

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