It has been a while since I started this series. My contributions here, and at my other regular blogs, have been quite spotty for a number of reasons. Part of it has to do with it having been the holiday season, and things get a bit odd then, but for the most part the holiday season treated me pretty well, except for when it did not.
Another distraction, one that is absolutely necessary for me to do, is to work on cultivating my nascent consulting business. I write well, am a great scientist, and have skills that include things from analytical chemistry to health and safety expertise to technical writing to expert testimony. One of my friends that I met here who does consulting work has agreed to work with me over the telephone to assist me in establishing my business. Any others who might be able to help are strongly encouraged to pitch in as well, because I am sick and tired of feeling useless!
In any event, it is time to get back to what I do well in this series, or at least I think that I do, and that is to provide embedded music, some historical background, and my commentary to bands that catch my interest. With this in mind, we shall look at the second effort from The Electric Light Orchestra, called ELO 2.
In my opinion it is a very much better album than their debut one. The band had settled down a bit, and Jeff Lynne was very much in control, for good or ill, by then. Let us get started!