Posts in category "Music"

Band or Orchestra?

Band or Orchestra?
Finally! Zoe has started 5th grade and is eligible to play a musical instrument at last. Woo-Hoo! Music is very important to me (no, really?). Both kids have been playing piano since they were 7. They will continue until they decide not to -with the caveat that they will be playing another instrument. Guitar again?... Read more »

Lollapalooza, Here We Come

Lollapalooza, Here We Come
Radiohead, Tool, Gomez, Iggy Pop, Amy Winehouse, Yo La Tengo, Foo Fighters, Diplo, Lupe Fiasco, Jesus and Mary Chain, Phoenix, Spoon, The XX, Metric, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, Jim Rose Circus Sideshow, Temple of the Dog, Soundgarden, Widespread Panic, The Killers, Death Cab for Cutie, TV on the Radio, Ben Harper, Bloc Party,... Read more »

June Hymn

Summer seemed an ocean away when,a few months ago, I shared the lyrics to ‘The Decemberists’ “January Hymn“. Now with summer just around the corner, it’s time to share their thoughts on summer in their song from the same album, ‘The King is Dead’:”June Hymn”. (For a live performance of the song, click here.) Personally, I... Read more »
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Songs of Summer

“Hot fun in the – Sum-sum summertime…and the livin’s easy.” There are a ton of songs with the word summer in them. I sat thinking of a few for this blog and about 50 came to mind, ranging from Janes Addiction screaming out the word SUMMER to Grease’s “Summer Lovin”. But this is not just about a... Read more »

The Church of Live Music

I believe in the Church of Baseball. I’ve tried all the major religions, and most of the minor ones. I’ve tried ‘em all, I really have, and the only church that truly feeds the soul, day in, day out, is the Church of Baseball. Susan Sarandon in “Bull Durham” The most amazing religious experience I... Read more »