Archive for June 2014

Midpoint review: Best and worst of 2014 music

Midpoint review: Best and worst of 2014 music
We are gearing up for midpoint reviews at work, so it seems appropriate to do a review of this year’s music so far, as well.  Some of these categories might seem quite specific, and I admit that at times the tail wags the dog.  I like to think of posts such as this as public... Read more »

Name that musical college grad

Local boy Andrew Bird kept it close to home by attending Northwestern and earning a degree in Violin Performance, a major I assuredly never contemplated myself.
This is the third summer out of the past four that we have been preparing to send someone off to college (or as I like to say, “leave Mom”).  I remain hopeful that one of my kids will choose to major in Becoming a Big Music Star- I’ve always told them they can do anything! ... Read more »

Q&A with a ChicagoNow blogger: My Spirited Girl

Q&A with a ChicagoNow blogger: My Spirited Girl
Recently the community manager at ChicagoNow offered an opportunity to be paired with another blogger to write an interview style post.  I thought that sounded interesting and was paired with blogger Angela, author of “My Spirited Girl.”  In researching Angela’s blog prior to my interview with her, I believed that although we were both moms,... Read more »
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Let your music make you happy!

Let your music make you happy!
Do you know what kind of music you should listen to when you’re in a good mood?  Happy music.  Do you know what kind of music you should listen to when you’re in a sad, mopey mood?  Happy music again!  I understand that there may be times when you just want to droop, but 30... Read more »