Archive for March 2013

Riding in Cars with Boys and Music: The Redux

I originally posted this in February, 2012.  Two days ago, one of the boys in this story passed away suddenly.  Since he has ridden in my car countless times in the past two years, I thought it was appropriate to remember him in that context.  Let this be a reminder to appreciate all the time... Read more »

Justin Timberlake and The 20/20 Experience: In a word, disappointing

Justin Timberlake and The 20/20 Experience: In a word, disappointing
I daresay there have been few albums released in recent memory that have been more celebrated than Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience.” There was the highly anticipated performance at the Grammys, the star studded Saturday Night Live hosting gig, and don’t forget the Target album release party (whatever that is- I just know I heard... Read more »

New Clapton versus new Bowie: And the winner is...

New Clapton versus new Bowie: And the winner is...
In the near hysteria over the release of the Justin Timberlake album on March 18th, the fact that two rock legends released new albums a week earlier was all but overlooked.  Both David Bowie and Eric Clapton released new material: “The Next Day” and “Old Sock”, respectively.  To be fair, there was some build up... Read more »
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Is Macklemore gay? Funny, he had the same question himself

Is Macklemore gay? Funny, he had the same question himself
When I started listening to “The Heist,” the album by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, I figured I would get a lot more songs like their breakout hit, “Thrift Shop.”  In case you’re not familiar with that heavy hitter, the entire song is literally about shopping at a thrift shop (no hidden meaning), and the hook... Read more »

Justin Bieber: Downward Spiral or Just Growing Up?

Once upon a time, there was a boy who looked like this: He had moppy hair and a talent for playing drums, he prayed with his mother, and he had sleepovers at his grandparents’ house back in Canada (I saw the movie. Twice). A few years later he turned 19 and looked like this: His... Read more »

What is Hillsong United and how can it help you be a more peaceful parent?

What is Hillsong United and how can it help you be a more peaceful parent?
This is the story of how a band called Hillsong United helped an excessively worrisome mother find some peace, even if just for a short time. I believe every mom is an excessive worrier; it comes with the territory. I do feel like I keep most of my worries from spilling to the outside world,... Read more »
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