Tag: Music

Things to do in Chicago in 2018

Things to do in Chicago in 2018
I’ve started a running list of different shows and events that I’m interested in going to in 2018, and I’m sharing here for anyone who is looking for interesting things to do. I’ll pin the post in the sidebar and keep it updated as new things hit my radar. I’m sure I won’t go to... Read more »

A Halloween playlist

A Halloween playlist
My Halloween decor theme this year is “Studio 666: Disco of Death.” To go with my decorations (which include blood spattered records and a sparkly skeleton) I’ve put together a Spotify playlist that mixes spooky songs, dance music (both disco and modern), and even some spooky dance music. There is more than 6 hours of music... Read more »

The band didn't play my favorite song

We saw TV on the Radio on Monday. They didn’t play my favorite song. They played my second favorite song. It was a great show. They just didn’t play my favorite song. They didn’t play the song my husband put on the first mix he made for me when we were dating, the song we... Read more »
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5 embarrassingly bad misheard song lyrics

5 embarrassingly bad misheard song lyrics
Most people have misheard song lyrics at some point. I don’t recall ever actually thinking that Jimmy Hendrix was saying “Excuse me while I kiss this guy,” but I’ve certainly had my share of misheard song lyrics. Here are five embarrassing examples that I can think of right now, but I know there have been... Read more »

The saddest Christmas song ever

The saddest Christmas song ever
A lot of Christmas music is playful or religious, but there are also some really sad Christmas songs. Some are bittersweet. “I’ll be home for Christmas” tends to make me cry, but other Christmas songs are downright depressing. Nat King Cole sang  “The Little Boy that Santa Claus Forgot.” That song includes the not-so-festive lyric... Read more »

Nine spooky Halloween songs (that aren't the Monster Mash)

TV On the Radio - Wolf Like Me <br><iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/j1-xRk6llh4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br>Very on theme, plus I just love TV on the Radio.
Looking for some Halloween songs to get you in the holiday mood? Everyone knows “Monster Mash” and “Thriller,” but what if you are looking for some Halloween music that’s a little less expected? Here are 9 songs very befitting of the Halloween season even if they aren’t officially Halloween songs. I’ve been running Halloween content for... Read more »
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Lollapalooza highlights: 5 favorite bands and photo gallery

Requisite picture of the Lollapalooza balloon sign by Buckingham Fountain.
My first 3 day Lollapalooza experience is over. I’m sore, tired and a tad sunburned, but I had a great time. The weather was mild, and I enjoyed a lot of great music. Here are the 5 favorite bands I saw at Lollapalooza this year: Nine Inch Nails. I have a very specific memory of... Read more »

New arts festival brings eclectic performers to Edgewater and Uptown

Pivot Arts is bringing a new arts festival to Chicago’s Edgewater and Uptown neighborhoods this summer. The Pivot Multi-Arts Festival will run from June 6-22. The three week festival features a wide variety of events including live music, plays, dance, puppetry, improv, a community picnic, and performances for children. The events will be held in a variety... Read more »

List 9: Things That Make Me Cry

List 9: Things That Make Me Cry
When I dropped my son off for his first ever day of preschool last week I cried a bit, but as my husband is quick to point out, I cry at pretty much anything. Below are 40 examples of things that make me cry. Some are common tearjerkers, while others are a bit quirky.  I’ve... Read more »
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