Trump stands for love, according to Joy Villa

Trump stands for love, according to Joy Villa
It’s not uncommon for exposure at the Grammy Awards to propel an otherwise lesser-known artist into the public eye. Such seems to be the case for Joy Villa (who?). This morning I looked at the iTunes charts to see what I should listen to and noted that Joy was at the top of the album... Read more »

George Michael and my class reunion

George Michael and my class reunion
I was surprised and saddened to learn on Christmas Day of the death of George Michael.  My preoccupation with serving dinner for 20 prevented me from dwelling on it too much…until I returned to work a few days later.  While slogging through year-end reviews, I indulged in listening to some Wham!. I know for some... Read more »

Best New Christmas Music: 2016 Edition

Best New Christmas Music: 2016 Edition
It is a commonly known rite of passage for all musicians to churn out a Christmas album at some point in their careers. Jewish? Islamic? Doesn’t matter- suck it up and get it done. I happen to love Christmas music and have a years-old playlist that I add to each year based on what the... Read more »
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A Whale of a Tale: Moby's Porcelain

A Whale of a Tale: Moby's Porcelain
It’s been a good long while since I’ve written anything. Fortunately, my sister has come to the rescue.  Please enjoy her contribution to my blog. By Katie Scherer Since Music Mom seems to be taking a casual approach to blogging these days, I thought I’d fill the void with a music-related book review: Moby’s new... Read more »

Why music mandates that you vote for Rubio

Why music mandates that you vote for Rubio
Did you read my post last week that suggested you should heed the opinions of your favorite musicians in deciding who to vote for?  Don’t read that; you shouldn’t listen to other people when deciding where to cast your vote.  Instead, let’s turn that on its head: what musician do the candidates like?  Now that... Read more »

Let your favorite musicians guide your voting decisions

Let your favorite musicians guide your voting decisions
Get excited for primary season!  If you employ the technique that most people use of letting your favorite musicians dictate who you vote for, this is a quick and dirty primer that will be particularly important if you live in Iowa and need to scurry off to the caucuses tomorrow (note to self: review high school social studies... Read more »
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Best New Christmas Songs of 2015

Best New Christmas Songs of 2015
Nothing puts me in the mood for Christmas more than playing my Holiday playlist, carefully complied over the past few years, every chance I get- snoozing on the train, working in the kitchen, force fed to my kids pretty much nonstop. Each year there are new entries since literally EVERY artist insists on making a... Read more »

November 2015 new music favorites

November 2015 new music favorites
Things were a bit lean this month, so be assured these were very thoughtfully selected – quality over quanity. 1. “Refuse” – Kevin Garrett 2. “Temple” – Parson James 3. “Ready to Shine” – Young Galaxy 4. “Every Time I’m With You” – Seal 5. “You’re Such A” – Hailee Seinfeld 6. “What a Feeling” – One Direction 7. “Waiting for Your... Read more »

October 2015 new music favorites

October 2015 new music favorites
Under the heading “better late than never,” I give you: “Hands of Love” – Miley Cyrus from Hands of Love soundtrack) “Million Ways to Live” – Mapei “Arm’s Length” – Kacy Hill “Stone Cold” – Demi Lovato “Hold Up, Wait a Minute” – Zhu “Where’d You Go” – Boy & Bear “Runnin Away” – RDGLDGRN... Read more »
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September 2015 new music favorites

September 2015 new music favorites
September was…slowish.  That being said, I did not realize until I compiled this list that I had two songs by Jess Glynne and two by Big Grams, so that should give me something to do in October (listen to more Jess Glynne and investigate Big Grams, which is apparently a new supergroup).  Here are the... Read more »