Favorite 100 Songs of the 80s: (#53) Olivia Newton John – Physical

June 6, 2017By Patrick Moran

I should probably provide a little context that accompanies this selection.  I don’t think Olivia Newton John’s “Physical” is one of the more exquisite songs of the 80s.  It’s simple and borderline corny.  However, what made it so fantastic was the insanely sexual overtures that both boys and men (and I’m sure many females for … Read More

Favorite 100 Songs of the 80s: (#54) Heart – Alone

June 5, 2017By Patrick Moran

There weren’t many female rock groups in the 80s capable of producing a superb rock power ballad. Ok, there were zero female rock groups in the 80s capable of producing a superb rock power ballad. All except for Heart—-of course. The 2013 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame prepared a virtual smorgasbord … Read More

Favorite 100 Songs of the 80s: (#56) Michael Sembello – Maniac

June 1, 2017By Patrick Moran

Look, man—I’m not going to waste my time disagreeing with you that Michael Sembello’s 1983 hit “Maniac” is a pretty foolish song. There’s no denying it’s wonderful cheesiness.  Does it really matter anyway?   Schindler’s List and Forrest Gump are brilliantly written cinematic masterpieces, but that doesn’t make Dumb and Dumber any less enjoyable.  Get off … Read More

Favorite 100 Songs of the 80s: (#57) Journey – Open Arms

May 31, 2017By Patrick Moran

Here’s a fun story about “Open Arms” I was oblivious to until recently.  Every 80’s fan recalls John Waite, who scored a huge hit single with “Missing You” in 1984, right? That’s actually a rhetorical question.  Anyway, years before his one-hit wonder Waite was in a British rock group called the Babys, and had Waite … Read More

Review: HBO’s “Big Little Lies” Is Worth Your Time

May 26, 2017By Patrick Moran

I’m pretty much a loser and predominantly OK with that. It’s these admissions that preclude any shame as I habitually choose binge-watching shows in lieu of socializing with family and society in general. I was a bit more bored today than usual so after catching up with my two beloved comedy series, Silicon Valley and … Read More

MoranAlytics Take: Bills Sign Gerald Hodges

May 25, 2017By Patrick Moran

ESPN’s Adam Schefter was the first to report the Buffalo Bills have signed free agent linebacker Gerald Hodges to a one-year contract.  The 26-year old had the best year of his career with San Francisco last year—starting 12 games and making 83 tackles to go with three sacks and two interceptions.  He’s a former fourth-round … Read More