Danse Macabre (the first installment)

Danse Macabre

Murder ballads made for dancing The Corries’ performance of “The Massacre of Glencoe” on our Facebook page several days ago prompted one reader to comment that older songs like it differed with more recent “hardcore” music in that the tenderness of the music contrasted with the grimness of the story. I … → read more


IntroductionAfter stepping into the 1970s with Helen Reddy’s “Angie Baby,” let’s stay there a while longer. We’re away from traditional territory for the moment, but we’ll get back soon enough. Alison did an excellent job in capturing the freaky mystery inside “Angie.” As it happens, I was introduced to Alison by … → read more