Welcome to my jukebox, Music and Meaning. Thanks to E.M. Forster’s Howard’s End for inspiring the title.
I love music, especially songs with thoughtful lyrics. I have a weakness for great vocal harmonies. My tastes are pretty eclectic: traditional British songs, modern folk, New Wave, punk, power pop, singer-songwriters, and more. This jukebox arose from a wish to share the songs and talent that mean the most to me.
As of August 5, 2016, I am no longer posting to the jukebox regularly. It’s been a fun ride, lasting over five years, but I don’t have the time to write quality posts every day anymore. If you are visiting for the first time, I hope you find something wonderful to enjoy in this collection. Occasional inspirations will be added as time permits.
My regular contribution pattern was:
I post a Song of the Day every weekday and an Album of the Week every Sunday. Every Saturday, I take a little trip into the past and celebrate my love for classic American Top 40. Pop hits of 80s radio formed the soundtrack of my youth — and I still enjoy a lot of that music — so I look back 30 years to see what was happening on the Billboard charts. I try to channel my Inner Kasem and throw in some good tidbits and trivia while I’m at it.
I hope you enjoy your visit. Comments and suggestions are always welcome.
Cheers! Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
P.S. If you are interested in comics, I publish a weekly comic panel or strip on my other blog.