Posts tagged "Music"

Taylor Swift's 1989: Victim chic is so hot right now

Taylor Swift's 1989: Victim chic is so hot right now
I haven’t bought an album since…I don’t know when I last bought an album. But I bought Taylor Swift’s. It was because of “Out of the Woods.” I heard it and I was sold. There’s a little bit of Stars in that song, which is totally my flavor. I also, I’ll admit it, find Taylor... Read more »

What songs inspire you during this $#!t a$$ weather?

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/zznoDllvTRs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br><br>"The Other End of the Telescope" by 'Til Tuesday. My playlist relies heavily on 'Til Tuesday's "Everything's Different Now" album, which is pretty much my everything right now, as it was back in college.
I recently started work on a new novel, which is fun because I haven’t started anything new-new since the summer. This thing has been swimming around in my head since about October, and I’ve finally gotten a little time to work on it. I am unable to write while music is playing. I know a... Read more »

2013 Gift Guide: 87 Totally Awesome Holiday Gift Ideas for Movie Fans

2013 Gift Guide: 87 Totally Awesome Holiday Gift Ideas for Movie Fans
Like Winter, the holidays are coming.  Blink and they’ll be here.  Now, I don’t know about you, but for some people, it’s a piece of cake picking out the perfect gift, and for others, it’s like pulling teeth to come up with something. That’s why I love gift guides.  They are an invaluable tool this... Read more »
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Mix Tape Mania: The Ultimate Summer Mix '98

Mix Tape Mania: The Ultimate Summer Mix '98
Over the weekend, I had the great fortune to head down to Muncie, Indiana for the Midwest Writers Workshop. If you’re a writer-person in the Midwest (or wherever, really), I highly recommend the conference. I learned a lot and met a ton of great people. Driving down to Muncie, I had to take our 2002... Read more »

20 Fabulous Family Road Trip Songs

20 Fabulous Family Road Trip Songs
A few months ago, I wrote about wanting to find some good rock and roll songs for my kids (so they’d let me turn off “We Built This City” once in a while). After writing that post, I made a few CDs (I’m old) of songs for the car that I thought the kids would... Read more »

Best Rock and Roll Songs for Kids

Best Rock and Roll Songs for Kids
My kids have had me listening to the soundtrack to The Muppets for the past…er…million weeks or so (at least that’s how it feels). They’ve especially taken a shine to “We Built This City” by Jefferson Starship. Of course they have. My daughter has picked up on the whole “Rock and Roll” thing and now... Read more »
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What Time is the Right Time to Listen to Death Metal

I had a conversation with some friends last night about the music scene in Seattle. Since you know I’m always striving to stay current with the hep tunes (the ’90s Comcast channel counts as “hep,” right?), I wanted to know what I need to start adding to my iTunes. Turns out, one of the biggest... Read more »

What Are You Reading/Watching/Listening To?

What Are You Reading/Watching/Listening To?
On my TV Tandem podcast with Andy Daglas, we take time at the end of every show to discuss what books or movies or music we’re enjoying outside of watching TV. 97% of the time we just end up naming TV shows. Right now we’re in kind of a TV lull between the finales of Game... Read more »

Watch Lady Gaga's New Video - "Edge of Glory"

I kind of love this throwback to the ’90s, when every video was just the singer performing in three different locations.  A few thoughts: If you’re gonna sing in three different places for three different cameras, you should at least don three different fabulous outfits (though I don’t blame her for wanting to wear that... Read more »
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Lady Gaga's Monster Ball Tour Invaded the United Center Last Night

And I actually went. I haven’t been to a concert in a long time.  My last concert might have been Sigur Ros at the Riv several years ago, and I fell asleep at that show. I did not fall asleep at the Lady Gaga concert, because sleep would’ve been impossible with all off the bass... Read more »