Archive for May 2012

John Mayer: New Album, Old Vocal Issues and a Likeness to Snoopy's Cousin

John Mayer: New Album, Old Vocal Issues and a Likeness to Snoopy's Cousin
I’ve been vaguely following the vocal drama surrounding John Mayer, and I was mildly curious that he released a new album last week since his condition seems to have been plaguing him for many months.  I was only somewhat tempted to try his new album, “Born and Raised.”  Are those tepid enough words for you?... Read more »

Fifty Shades of Grey: The Music!

Fifty Shades of Grey: The Music!
What? The Fifty Shades books have a music component? They sure do! It’s kind of like reading Playboy for the articles, though- no one will believe you if you try to talk about the musical aspect of the books.    Let’s assume that if you didn’t read any of the Fifty Shades books, you’re certainly... Read more »

Protest Songs? Here Are Some Songs for the Rest of Us

Protest Songs?  Here Are Some Songs for the Rest of Us
Hey, did you know the NATO conference is Sunday and Monday in Chicago?  I wanted to let you know in case you hadn’t heard.  Getting even more attention than the weighty worldly matters that are actually being discussed at the conference are the throngs of protesters.  The Occupy Chicago movement doesn’t really seem to have... Read more »
Advertisement:

What Does B.o.B. Stand For? The Answer Will Shock You

What Does B.o.B. Stand For? The Answer Will Shock You
Exciting news: B.o.B. has released his second album!  If you couldn’t get enough of “Airplane” and “Nothin’ on You” then you’ll be thrilled about the release of the album “Strange Clouds.” But before we get to the album, let’s clear up the acronym.  What the heck does B.o.B. stand for anyway?  I had a few... Read more »

New Music: Jack White, Norah Jones, Bonnie Raitt, Carrie Underwood and Keane (phew!)

Have I mentioned lately how much I love Spotify?  Yes, it allows me to listen to new music compulsively and not feel badly when I ditch something after a few listens.  Such was the case with a few of these new(ish) albums- I kind of didn’t love or hate any of them.   Jack White:... Read more »

A (Mother's) Tale of Two Marathons

A (Mother's) Tale of Two Marathons
Three years ago I ran the Chicago Marathon, despite the fact that I was not much of a runner before I started training.  Both during my training and after I completed the marathon (slowly), many people said things to the effect of, “I could never run a marathon.”  In fact, with the exception of a... Read more »
Advertisement: