Archive for December 2012

Music in 2012: The good, the bad and the weird

Music in 2012: The good, the bad and the weird
Rather than make one long boring list of the best songs or albums of the year, I decided to rip a page from the yearbooks and compile my 2012 musical superlatives.  Won’t this be fun?  Here goes… Most Amazingly Life-Changing Music App: Spotify.  I have to start with this because it has literally changed how... Read more »

Why I won't watch any more coverage of the Newtown shootings

Why I won't watch any more coverage of the Newtown shootings
When I heard the news about the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut last Friday, my reaction was probably similar to everyone else’s: shock, horror, sadness.  One difference between me and many others (based on anecdotal social media and internet surfing) is that I quickly reached my limit for watching coverage and reading sad stories. Please do... Read more »

The new Ke$ha album is so money (sign)!

The new Ke$ha album is so money (sign)!
Last week I was bonding with my 14-year old daughter while watching “Teen Mom.”  (Before you get all judgy, I can’t help but brag that my house has had zero teen pregnancies (so far), which I attribute to watching lots of MTV.  My oldest child just graduated from her teens and announced on her twentieth... Read more »
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Adele's "21" breaks another record

Adele's "21" breaks another record
During the past week or so I’ve been vaguely aware of Adele’s “21” album breaking some sort of record.  Some high level internet sleuthing confirmed this: “21” reached 10 million US record sales in less than two years.  Seriously?  Someone is keeping track of that?  Won’t that make the people in Zimbabwe and Croatia feel... Read more »