August 2015 new music favorites

August 2015 new music favorites
I think I say some version of this every month, but there really are some good new songs this month! 1. “28 Thousand Days” – Alicia Keys 2. “Getting Ready to Get Down” – Josh Ritter 3. “In the Midst of It All” – Tom Misch, Sam Wills 4. “Georgia” – Tiggs Da Author 5. “Arrow” – Grapell 6. “Let It... Read more »

July 2015 new music favorites

July 2015 new music favorites
I must say the music is a tiny bit more sparse in the middle of summer than it has been at other times of the year.  Nonetheless, what I have found is very good.  Take a listen for yourself: 1. “Kings Never Die” – Eminem, Gwen Stefani 2. “Freedom” – Pharrell Williams 3. “All We Are” – TiRon... Read more »

June 2015 new music favorites

June 2015 new music favorites
Not a blockbuster month, but what I can share with you is some solid picks. And as I always try to combat the notion that you might shy away from these songs because you’ve never heard of the artists, I can honestly say that I had never heard of 12 of the 22 artists on... Read more »
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May 2015 new music favorites

May 2015 new music favorites
This was a good music month. I’m always surprised by how many new (to me) artists land on my list. 1. “Sugar” – Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds 2. “Little Worlds” – Mandolin Orange 3. “Here” – Alessia Cara 4. “Compound Fracture” – My Morning Jacket 5. “California Roll” – Snoop Dogg, featuring Stevie... Read more »

Goodbye, sweet Mad Men

Goodbye, sweet Mad Men
I’m experiencing some severe melancholy this morning. I’m sure you know that tonight is the series finale of “Mad Men,” either because you watch the show and are acutely aware of its conclusion or you don’t watch it and are sick of hearing people talk about it. I was not expecting to feel so genuinely... Read more »

April 2015 new music favorites

April 2015 new music favorites
Hello, how was your month? I feel like the list is a little shorter than usual- I wasn’t wowed by a whole lot, but I feel good about the songs that made my list. Here you go: 1. “I Don’t Like It, I Love It” – Flo Rida, Veradine White, Robin Thicke 2. “Something Good”... Read more »
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The best dog in the world

The best dog in the world
Last weekend, I had to have one of our dogs put to sleep (cue the tears). At some point, you might be lucky enough to have that once-in-a-lifetime dog, the one who is so perfect, so good that you actually investigate how expensive cloning is. That special dog is beloved by all who are fortunate... Read more »

The college selection process: what I've learned

The college selection process: what I've learned
There aren’t that many aspects of parenting in which I can say I’ve achieved expert status, but I might be getting close in the college selection process.  This year I had three kids in college (senior, junior, freshman), and my youngest daughter (high school junior) is beginning the process now.  I won’t tell you what... Read more »

March 2015 new music favorites

March 2015 new music favorites
I know I say this often, but the new music this month was outstanding- so fun to see new music from some old favorites. 1. “California Nights” – Best Coast 2. “Baby Blue” – Action Bronson, Chance the Rapper 3. “Big Decisions” – My Morning Jacket 4. “Invincible” – Kelly Clarkson 5. “Half Broke Heart” – Cam 6. “Run, Run, Run”... Read more »
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February 2015 New Music Favorites

February 2015 New Music Favorites
This winter sucks balls. Thankfully, the God of Music is kinder than Mother Nature: I found some great music this month, and I’ve needed it to keep from falling into a permanent weather-induced slump. Take a listen: 1. “I’ll Make Time for You” – Kristin Diable 2. “Now and Again” – Tor Miller 3. “Brave... Read more »