Archive for January 2014

Daft Punk: What you need to know

Daft Punk: What you need to know
You may have been surprised, as I was, that Daft Punk won so many awards at last night’s Grammys.  If you didn’t really know anything about them (beyond hearing “Get Lucky” every few minutes on the radio), you might also have been surprised that Pharrell Williams seemed to be acting as their interpreter.  Who are... Read more »

My 2014 Grammy Picks

My 2014 Grammy Picks
As you well know, tomorrow represents Grammy Sunday.  There is so much to love about this event: crazy outfits, ridiculous upsets, nonsensical acceptance speeches, feigned excitement by the non-winners.  Literally every emotion will be captured. In order to kill some time between now and the beginning of the show, I’ve decided to ponder who I... Read more »

Captain & Tennille to divorce: A look at other married music duos

Captain & Tennille - “The Captain” (real name Darryl) was a keyboardist for The Beach Boys when he answered an ad to help out with Toni’s ecology themed musical (huh!), and the rest is history.  Apparently it has frequently been reported that they married on Valentine’s Day in 1974; however, they actually got married on Veteran’s Day 1974 (almost the same thing). They never had kids, so at least we don’t have to worry about children impacted by a future broken home.  Small comfort…
Today brought us the devastating news that after 39 years of marriage, Captain & Tennille are divorcing.  I once read that Michael Jackson spent his entire post-Thriller life trying to achieve that same level of success with subsequent albums.  Were Captain & Tennille similarly plagued by a quest to outdo “Muskrat Love,” finally giving up... Read more »
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Ledisi performs at Michelle Obama's 50th! Wait, who is Ledisi?

Ledisi performs at Michelle Obama's 50th! Wait, who is Ledisi?
You have probably heard that this weekend marked Michelle Obama’s 50th birthday.  Fabulous!  Today I read that her press-free birthday celebration included performances by Beyoncé, John Legend and Ledisi.  Who???  Based on the inclusion of the first two artists, I could gander a guess that Ledisi might also be of the R&B variety.  I was... Read more »

Feeding the right side of your brain

Let’s start with a confession: I had four kids in 5 ½ years.  I feel like I need to confess that because no one in their right mind would have that many kids in such a short time.  Because of my self-imposed baby boom, my use of creativity for many, many years was limited to... Read more »

2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Look-Alikes

Before he ditched his stage name in favor of his new Islamic moniker, Cat Stevens needed a haircut and a shave...
A couple weeks ago the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees were announced.  For the past couple years, I have done kind of a cheat sheet post about the inductees, a primer if you will.  I did the same this year, and when I finished I decided it was realllly boring (unless you find... Read more »
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