Archive for November 2010

Relaxing with Norah Jones and Friends

As I wrote this last week, I was aboard a cruise ship somewhere between ports in the Bahamas and St. Thomas in the Caribbean.  Our family absolutely loves going on cruises; our last one was four years ago and we’ve been saving in one form or another for this one ever since, including racking up enough... Read more »

Music Mom Usher Ticket Giveaway

Music Mom, courtesy of StubHub!, is pleased to announce that we have a pair of tickets to give away for Usher’s concert at the Allstate Arena this Friday!  The tickets will be awarded through a contest, described below. Could it be that Usher will be our next King of Pop?  He seems to think it’s... Read more »

Music on TV This Week

New this week:  Albums by Glee, Black Eyed Peas, Tim McGraw.  Music on TV this week: Monday:• Keyshia Cole – “Jay Leno”• Keith Urban – “Oprah”• Elvis Costello – “Jimmy Fallon” (rerun)• Nicki Minaj – “Jimmy Kimmel Live”• 3OH!3 – “Lopez Tonight”• Kid Cudi – “Conan” Tuesday:• Rod Stewart – “Jay Leno”• Flo Rida – “Chelsea Lately”• Stevie Wonder – “Larry King Live”• Kid Cudi... Read more »

Hitting the Road with Music

For a number of years now, my kids have had the entire week of Thanksgiving off from school.  This ends up being a fabulous time to take a family vacation, and since I have recently been in full panic mode about the possible limited number of family vacations we have left due to my oldest... Read more »

Music on TV This Week

New this week: Kanye West, Nine Inch Nails, My Chemical Romance, Nicki Minaj, Alan Jackson, Ke$ha   Monday ·         Justin Timberlake – Ellen ·         Taylor Swift – Jay Leno ·         Jessica Simpson – David Letterman ·         Beyonce – The View ·         Ne Yo – George Lopez ·         Christina Aguilera – Conan ·         Train – Jimmy... Read more »

The Boss is Back- to 1978

Bruce is making me very nostalgic this week, but not for 1978- more like 1985.  (If you were not a diehard Bruce fan back in the day, stop reading now because you’ll certainly find the rest of this quite boring and I can’t make it short.)  I jumped on the Bruce bandwagon with “Born in... Read more »

Being Thankful for 1992

Thanksgiving is on November 25th this year.  That day will be significant for several reasons in my family.  First, of course, is the holiday itself.  It’s such a lovely holiday with no commercial strings attached.  I tried to find some nice songs that express thankfulness, but it seems our contemporary musicians are more likely to... Read more »

Not Taking Offense to Cee Lo Green

I struggle a little with the new Cee Lo Green album (“The Lady Killer”), not because I don’t like it, but because the first single contains a word and phrase that is strictly verboten in my house (“F**k You”).  That being said, I am not Cee Lo’s mother (unfortunately she has passed), and if that... Read more »

Memories of My Walkman

My younger sister, having the good sense to choose a career in radio, is apparently tapped into many information sources related to music.  It’s actually her job to pay attention to music- imagine!  Being family, she has my best interests at heart and forwards me many bits of that information that she thinks I might... Read more »

Music on TV This Week

New this week:  Albums by Jackie Evancho, Glee, Kid Rock, Bruce Springsteen, Keith Urban, Norah Jones and Rascal Flatts.  Music on TV this week: Monday:• Annie Lennox – Jay Leno• Rascal Flatts – David Letterman• Jackie Evancho – The View• Grinderman – Jimmy Fallon• Sheryl Crow – Lopez Tonight• Jason Aldean – Jimmy Kimmel Live Tuesday:• Nelly – Jay Leno• Barbra Streisand –... Read more »