A Look Back at 2017

2017 has been a busy year for me. Between May and September my focus was primarily on writing Reinventing Pink Floyd: From Syd Barrett to The Dark Side of the Moon. That book – published by Rowman & Littlefield – will be out in less than seven weeks.

But I still managed to conduct nearly 170 interviews, and wrote dozens and dozens of features for print and online outlets. Sadly, a number of those I’ve interviewed this year passed away shortly after our interviews. Among the most notable are Larry Coryell, Tommy Keene and Allan Holdsworth.

On a happier note, 2017 will be remembered also as the year I conducted some of my all-time favorite interviews, including conversations with legendary producer Shel Talmy; psych/prog madman Arthur Brown; Kinks guitarist Dave Davies; pop icon Paul Williams; songwriting giant Jimmy Webb; synthesizer pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre; hero to inquisitive, rational thinkers everywhere Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson; jazz fusion master John McLaughlin and more than 150 others.

2018 looks to be even busier and more exciting. Best wishes to Musoscribe readers for a healthy and happy 2018.