It’s a lovely misty morning outside, with flowers reaching out to touch the last few drops of a morning rain shower. I just sat down with my cup of coffee to listen to something that will greet the day with all the splendor it deserves.
The problem with an earworm is that it starts out as a good song. But then it gets lodged in your brain and slowly becomes torturous. I’ve got an earworm right now, and it’s a bad one: See, the problem is that I heard the song and thought it would be fun to learnContinue reading “5/4/19: Beware the earworm”
Do you remember cassette tapes? They’re not making the kind of comeback that vinyl did, for a lot of reasons. Cassettes can get mangled pretty easily; the tape can get stuck in your tape player and then you have to get a pencil and wind it back up and hope the tape doesn’t get evenContinue reading “1/29/18: I made you a mixtape…”
The past few weeks have been pretty busy, thanks to some wonderful wonderful work. I know everyone hates waking up in the morning to get ready for their jobs, but it’s so great to have a reason to hate waking up. It seems like the best working songs have to do with not liking yourContinue reading “Working it”
At the age of 15, I was listening to Culture Club and ABC and Prince and Heaven 17 and Sheila E. Everything was shiny and clean and super-produced. But I also listened to the Rolling Stones, and that led me down a really interesting musical path. My nature, when I run into a new bandContinue reading “6/14/17: Walking the Blues”
Stop your messin’ around, kids. And Happy Friday.
While the band was onstage, that guy was the happiest man on the planet.
Way back in 2005, a man named Dr. Cliff Arnall looked at things like weather, debts following the holidays, and all those New Years resolutions we haven’t been following, and came up with a date for the most Depressing Day of the Year. It’s the third Monday in January, if you want to mark yourContinue reading “1/16/17: Monday Funday Dance Party”
It’s one of those rough allergy mornings, the kind where you feel like all the sinus cavities in your head have been filled with cement. In times like these, all I can say is: thank goodness for Gloria Estefan. The video’s fun, too. Yes, ladies really had hair like that back in the 80’s. AndContinue reading “9/26/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!”
Way back in 2011-12, I was unemployed, and it was really rough out there in the job market. Nobody was hiring. For anything. It was easy to get discouraged, after sending out resume after resume after resume. And yes, cheesy as it sounds, there were songs I would listen to during that time specifically toContinue reading “09/06/16: Personal motivation and audio cleanliness”