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Entries by Tony Sachs from 07/2008

Steve Perry, Sam Cooke, Arnel Pineda, and My Journey To Obsession

| Posted 07.01.2008 | Entertainment

The question haunted me: If Sam Cooke was one of the all-time great soul singers, and Steve Perry sounded like Sam Cooke, did that make Steve Perry a great soul singer, too?

It's 1968 Revisited, And It's Not The Liberals' Year

| Posted 07.08.2008 | Politics

To elect a far-left liberal in 2008 would be like Reagan getting elected in 1968, or FDR in 1924. The country simply isn't ready yet. The liberals' time will come again -- just not this year.

Remembering Bobby Murcer

| Posted 07.16.2008 | Entertainment

When you listen to a guy announce baseball games for 25 years, an attachment forms -- a strong one, even if it's one-sided and non-reciprocal. Bobby Murcer may not have known me, but I felt like I knew him.

The Disciplines: Norway Rocks! (By Way Of Seattle)

| Posted 07.30.2008 | Entertainment

If you're a typical American, your knowledge of Norwegian pop music begins and ends with "Take On Me." Who knew that Norwegians could rock out like this?