I Will Always Be There for You, If I Can, What if I Can't

We are in a time of great uncertainty due to the COVID-19 virus running rampant through the lungs of our country. Some, like myself are in self quarantine due to a positive test result from a fellow coworker. We all quietly await whatever horrors we may face in the coming months from this pandemic while … More I Will Always Be There for You, If I Can, What if I Can't

Where There is Love, I’ll Be There

But through all of these recent types of ordeals, what reveals itself most is our complete lack of empathy and understanding of how art is formed. It shows our love is so unrealistic and conditional. That so many believe they are fit to judge anyone or that it’s within our rights beyond a jury situation. We need to accept our artists and actors are regular humans and stop putting them on such silly pedestals. But regardless of how you feel about the person, trying to take away their positive artistic contributions after uncovering a glitch in their personal lives, is counterproductive. That is especially evident in this case where Michael is dead and clearly suffered his own demons throughout his entire life. … More Where There is Love, I’ll Be There


I was thrilled yesterday when I saw that a couple had written a whole rebuttal to my piece on Ryan Adams, Touch, Feel, Lose on my buds site http://www.pickinguprocks.com and the controversy surrounding him after the New York Times story was written, accusing him of being a serial abuser.  A small confession; I really hate … More Losering

You’ve Been Struck By A Smooth Criminal

and it’s not Michael Jackson 03/12/2019After the 1993 accusations and the 2005 trial against Michael Jackson and all that we now know if you are super absorbed in the minutia as I am, this is the one circumstance that I feel we should NOT just believe the victims of sexual abuse again without thorough investigation.  This is … More You’ve Been Struck By A Smooth Criminal

City Country City

GUEST WRITER, REDISCOVER, STORIES & ESSAYS as featured on pickinguprocks.com War “City Country City” (1973) May 15, 2017 Here’s a show of love from Guest Rediscover-er, Andy Moreno. Take it away Andy…. Even though War’s “The World is a Ghetto”, was the #1 selling album in 1973, I don’t feel they’ve received their deserved accolades: they were, and are, … More City Country City

Hey There Lonely Girl

GUEST WRITER, STORIES & ESSAYS, WHEN YOU HEAR THIS SONG (WILL YOU CRY), from the PickingUpRocks.com site When You Hear This Song : “Hey There Lonely Girl” February 4, 2018 Andy Moreno talks on the song that saved her soul and everything else: Eddie Holman’s 1969 classic Hey There Lonely Girl As a pre-tween heading into what I could … More Hey There Lonely Girl