Archive for September 2013

Risqué Rolling Stone covers: Miley Cyrus is hardly breaking new ground

Risqué Rolling Stone covers: Miley Cyrus is hardly breaking new ground
The internet has been abuzz this past week with news of the Rolling Stone cover featuring a nude 20 year old Miley Cyrus.   Why this has been such a hot topic of conversation is a bit puzzling as Miley has proven in the past few weeks that she not only welcomes controversy but might... Read more »

Music for Dummies (a.k.a. Starting your music library)

Music for Dummies (a.k.a. Starting your music library)
Last week I was sitting at a high school football game with a longtime close friend and my husband.  At halftime, the dancers came out and started their routine to Macklemore’s “Can’t Hold Us.”  I remarked that I (still) love that song to my friend.  Her response (was I imagining a slightly accusatory tone?): “You... Read more »

Is Neko Case a man? I'm confused

Is Neko Case a man? I'm confused
A few weeks ago I heard the Neko Case song “Man” on the radio.  I immediately added it to my “2013 Favorites” playlist, which was somewhat of a risk since I didn’t know if it was actually a 2013 song and I hate to tarnish the integrity of my playlists.  Fortunately, luck was on my... Read more »
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Ten fun facts about Ylvis, the guys who brought you "The Fox" video

Ten fun facts about Ylvis, the guys who brought you "The Fox" video
A couple days ago, “The Fox” video was released by Ylvis, previously largely unknown (outside of Norway). Who are these guys? I did my best to find out (thanks, Google Translate!). 1. Ylvis is a Norwegian variety show group (comedy duo/band) comprised of two brothers who consider themselves a cabaret. 2. The brothers’ names are Bård... Read more »

Is there music in Syria? Well, sort of.

Yesterday I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and came across a link to an article from The Washington Post entitled “9 questions about Syria you were too embarrassed to ask.” That was perfect for me as I am not as savvy about world events as I should be. I was surprised to find, however,... Read more »