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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »