Stacie Orrico in an Italian CD shop.  It’s such a thrill to go into a CD shop and be amidst so much wonderful MUSIC!  These days, going online to a music website has a similar thrill.

  1. Bullet Dance, particularly melodic vocal trance and other electronic styles, such as Eurobeat, dubstep, techno, and synthpop

  2. Bullet Floating, fuzzed-out guitar alternative rock and shoegazer

  3. Bullet Pop punk

  4. Bullet Chill

  5. Bullet Industrial

  6. Bullet Gothic & darkwave

  7. Bullet World Beat, particularly with Middle Eastern and Indian sounds

  8. Bullet Rap

  9. Bullet Indie pop / Dream pop

  10. Bullet Reggaeton (not reggae)

  11. Bullet Modern rock if it’s interesting (too much of it is boring)

  12. BulletClassical, particularly baroque

  13. Bullet Classical crossover

  14. Bullet Experimental

  15. Bullet Psychedelia

  16. Bullet Funk / r&b

  17. Bullet Zydeco

  18. Bullet ...and more

  1. Bullet Bon Voyage

  2. Bullet Paradoxx

  3. Bullet Aleixa

  4. Bullet Broomtree

  5. Bullet Morella’s Forest

  6. Bullet Miss Angie

  7. Bullet Andy Hunter

  8. Bullet Michelle Tumes

  9. Bullet Viva Voce

  10. Bullet Cocteau Twins

  11. Bullet Regenerator

  12. Bullet Sarah Masen

  13. Bullet Shonen Knife

  1. Bullet Audile

  2. Bullet Bananarama

  3. Bullet Beckah Shae

  4. Bullet Capital Kings

  5. Bullet David Thulin

  6. Bullet DJ Jireh

  7. Bullet Andy Hunter

  8. Bullet Rengerator

  9. Bullet Miss Angie

  10. Bullet Joanna Beasley

  1. Bullet Rick Juler Systems, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1989 & 1991: Live DJing at various locations, including dance clubs, a roller skating rink, a waterpark, and special events.

  2. Bullet United Skates Of America, Springfield, Ohio, 1979 & 1989.

  3. Bullet Various college and school dances

  1. Bullet 2013

  2. Bullet 2012

  3. Bullet 2011

  4. Bullet 2010

  5. Bullet 2009

  6. Bullet 2008

  7. Bullet 2007

  8. Bullet 2006

  9. Bullet 2005

  10. Bullet 2004

  11. Bullet 2003

  12. Bullet 2002

  13. Bullet 2001

  14. Bullet 2000

  15. Bullet 1999

  16. Bullet 1998

  1. Bullet Greatest Rock & Modern Rock

  2. Bullet Greatest Pop & Pop Dance

  3. Bullet Greatest “Other” Styles

My Official Blog

J Lee’s Soapbox is my “official” blog, where I post my latest thoughts on various topics. This includes my current thoughts on music.

My Music Blog

I started a blog on Blogger to be specifically about music.  I haven’t been active on it yet (only a few entries), but maybe someday...

Web  Communities

At the web communities below, I have written about music.  If you are a part of any of these communities, please let me know.


My Twitter ID is “songsequencer.” I only tweet about music, mostly what I’m listening to at the moment.

My Home Page

I have written reviews for over 100 CDs and books at Amazon. You can find these plus my Listmania lists and Wish Lists at this page.

I don’t writ
e any blog material on this site, but I have added some musicians and music-oriented Groups to my list of Friends.

A place for customer reviews of all kinds of products.  I have some reviews of stereo equipment here.

This has been my major blogging community since October 2004.  Most of my online-only friends are here. 


Music: The Path To The Heart

Nothing affects me like music does.  It goes to the heart in a way that words alone just cannot succeed.  Music can enhance emotions, or alter them.

Because of this effect on me, and my love of writing, I have written on the web about music more than any other topic.  I have written over 100 CD reviews at  I spend a ridiculous amount of time building my annual Music Awards lists (that’s why they’re always about a year and a half late).  At Music Central, I want to create a place where all of my music writings can be accessed from one location.  It will take awhile to complete this big project, but this is the place to come to see how it’s developing.


In the column to the left of this paragraph (and down a bit) are links to my Annual Music Awards.  (Not all years are available yet.)  I put lots of time into these lists, not only in carefully deciding which albums deserve to be called the best I experienced in a particular year--and their ranking--but also in finding pictures of the album covers and the artists, and links to their websites.  As I always say as I sheepishly post each list about a year and a half late, Hey, these albums are the cream of the crop, so they’re still good, even though they’re not this year’s release anymore by the time the Annual Awards comes out.  To learn about some great albums, read these lists.

Below that, note that I also made some lists long ago that rated the greatest Christian albums of the 1980s, divided by genre.  Since nearly everything on those lists is out of print by now, I guess they’re only useful for the older people like me who remember those musicians, or for the younger ones who are CCM historians.

Something I’ve added new exclusively for this website is the Music Central Hall Of Fame.  While there are a number of albums I find to be of great quality, there are only a select few artists whose albums I listen to year after year and never get tired of.  So I decided to recognize these extraordinary artists by making my own Hall Of Fame page.  For now, I’ve only listed them and briefly described why I’ve included them in the Hall Of Fame.  Eventually I’d like to write a full page on each artist, along with pictures and discographies.  Check back around the year 2014 for that.

My wife and I often joke that if you’ve lived an outstanding life as a human, in your next life you get to be a cat...just sleep and eat whenever you please.  But if I came back as a cat, I think I’d still want to do music....

Enjoying the pleasure of music

Guide To Music Central

Other plans I have for the future of Music Central:

--A links page where you can easily find all my scattered album reviews

--A history of the development of my musical tastes

So yeah, I have big ideas, big plans, many of which will probably never get done.  But in the meantime, I hope you find lots to read and I especially hope you learn about some new musician or even musical style that you haven’t known about but become interested in.

Music Central is a sub-website of J Lee Harshbarger’s personal website.  To visit other sub-websites, click the links below.

Even zucchinis love music!

All about music!  My Annual Music Awards, my music Hall Of Fame, and other writings about music and musicians I like are found here.  This link goes to the opening page.Welcome.html
An index to my writings about movies, books, and the media in general, such as news coverage and media bias

My political and religious beliefs, and my commentary
 on society and politics.

Photo albums from some of my travels outside of Michigan.  Eventually I hope to include travelogues too.

                     Various photos
                           I’ve taken
                     not connected
                            to any of
                            my web-
                            site pages.

What does it mean to follow God?  What should the church be like?

A list of all the churches I’ve attended, plus full stories about some of them.,_Part_1.html


Stories about churches I’ve visited,_Part_2.html
The “Home” section: my front page, the descriptions for each of my sub-websites, and the descriptions of all the places where I hang out on the web.../Bananaleaf_Central/Front_Page.html

This page was first posted in 2008 and last modified on March 30, 2014