Archive for August 2012

Who is TobyMac and how is he at the top of iTunes?

Who is TobyMac and how is he at the top of iTunes?
I was slightly perplexed this week to see TobyMac in the #1 spot on iTunes.  Why?  Because I have never heard of him, and that’s reason enough to tick me off.  It irks me that apparently hoards of people knew this person or group or whatever and I did not.  I thought TobyMac might be... Read more »

John Mayer and Katy Perry: Why It Didn't Work

John Mayer and Katy Perry: Why It Didn't Work
The internet damn near exploded over the news of the John Mayer/Katy Perry pairing.  It was written in the stars!  But before the tabloids could even wrap their heads around the eventual nuptials, poof!  It was over. Katy is reported to be “devastated” by the end of the (3 week) relationship, but the signs were... Read more »

The Oprah interview with Rihanna: Lots of talk...and not about music

The Oprah interview with Rihanna: Lots of talk...and not about music
Well, I started out watching the Oprah interview with Rihanna mistakenly thinking that it would have something to do with music.  Silly me!  I should have known that any Oprah interview can only go in one direction: therapy session.  Luckily for Rihanna, Oprah (thinks she) is a licensed therapist, so she ended the faux hour more... Read more »
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New Music: Passion Pit, Nas, Joss Stone and Elle Varner

I always feel guilty when I find music I like and don’t share it in a timely manner.  Here is my list from the past few weeks (spoiler alert: I saved the best for last).  Enjoy!   Passion Pit – This is a sort of screechy, electro band from Cambridge, MA, which I wouldn’t have... Read more »

Pump It Up! (a.k.a. wake up music)

I’ve been in the blogging doldrums lately.  I’ve felt uninspired and certainly unfunny.  My son snapped me out of it today as only a 16-year old boy can do for his mom: first with an inquiry, which morphed into a request and concluded with a mandate. He was working on managing the music on his... Read more »