Archive for May 2013

Is that really Elton John singing on the new Fall Out Boy album?

Is that really Elton John singing on the new Fall Out Boy album?
Last week I resorted to listening to new country music because nothing else caught my eye (ear).  While I was surprisingly pleased with the results (Lady Antebellum and Kenny Chesney- both solid), a reader suggested on my Facebook page that I try the new Fall Out Boy album, “Save Rock and Roll.”  Great suggestion.  I’ve... Read more »

I love my kids...too much?

I love my kids. What a dumb statement.  I challenge you to find a parent who doesn’t love their kids. I like my kids. Ah, now that’s another thing entirely.  I never expected to actually like hanging out with my kids at their current ages (four kids, ages 20 down to almost 15).  Who would... Read more »

Songs about mothers: A parenting chronology

Songs about mothers: A parenting chronology
A few days ago, a reader sent me a song that he had written for his late mother.  Very sweet, I thought.  I wondered if this was a common practice?  I don’t often (ever?) detect songs written by popular artists about their mothers, but perhaps they were hidden deep within the bowels of an early... Read more »
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Lauryn Hill's legal woes: Can her music save her?

Lauryn Hill's legal woes: Can her music save her?
Lauryn Hill has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons this week: yesterday she was sentenced to three months in prison and three months house arrest for tax evasion.  She pled guilty to failing to file tax returns on $1.9 million dollars between 2005 – 2007.  Hill told the judge that she had... Read more »