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April 2015 new music favorites

April 2015 new music favorites
Hello, how was your month? I feel like the list is a little shorter than usual- I wasn’t wowed by a whole lot, but I feel good about the songs that made my list. Here you go: 1. “I Don’t Like It, I Love It” – Flo Rida, Veradine White, Robin Thicke 2. “Something Good”... Read more »

The best dog in the world

The best dog in the world
Last weekend, I had to have one of our dogs put to sleep (cue the tears). At some point, you might be lucky enough to have that once-in-a-lifetime dog, the one who is so perfect, so good that you actually investigate how expensive cloning is. That special dog is beloved by all who are fortunate... Read more »

March 2015 new music favorites

March 2015 new music favorites
I know I say this often, but the new music this month was outstanding- so fun to see new music from some old favorites. 1. “California Nights” – Best Coast 2. “Baby Blue” – Action Bronson, Chance the Rapper 3. “Big Decisions” – My Morning Jacket 4. “Invincible” – Kelly Clarkson 5. “Half Broke Heart” – Cam 6. “Run, Run, Run”... Read more »
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February 2015 New Music Favorites

February 2015 New Music Favorites
This winter sucks balls. Thankfully, the God of Music is kinder than Mother Nature: I found some great music this month, and I’ve needed it to keep from falling into a permanent weather-induced slump. Take a listen: 1. “I’ll Make Time for You” – Kristin Diable 2. “Now and Again” – Tor Miller 3. “Brave... Read more »

Memorable Grammy Moments

If you watched the Grammys thinking you were going to enjoy an awards show, you might have been disappointed.  If, however, you watched the Grammys hoping to see a lot of live performances and unusual pairings, you were probably delighted with tonight’s show!  If you missed the show all together and don’t want to sound... Read more »

Why I love winter in Chicago

I’m not sure if you heard, but we got a pretty big dump of snow here in Chicago this weekend.  19 inches to be exact in just over 24 hours!  While it’s super fun to complain about the winters here, I’ve caught myself enjoying a few aspects of it.  Take a look: 1. Beauty –... Read more »
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January 2015 New Music Favorites

January 2015 New Music Favorites
New year, new music.  Based on what January brought us, 2015 is going to be a good one.  January’s personality is utilitarian black jackets, salt stained boots and perennially splattered pants.  But ah, a bright spot here! Sometimes I lie awake at night and fret about people not experiencing all the great new music I’m... Read more »

My favorite songs of 2014

My favorite songs of 2014
Today marks the official last day of the holiday break and festivities.  I spent it shoveling snow, going to the grocery store, filling out FAFSA forms and not responding to an excessively long questionnaire from my accountant.  I interrupted these fun activities by reviewing the 157 songs that I have on my “2014 Favorites” playlist... Read more »

The best versions of Christmas classics

The best versions of Christmas classics
You can’t escape Christmas music these days- nor would you want to.  Every musician is legally required to churn out a holiday hits album, usually trying to put their own spin on a classic.  For the holiday music consumer, it’s downright overwhelming.  Here I have amassed some of the holiday classics, noting the most popular... Read more »
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Did Adnan really do it? Maybe the music of Serial will lend a clue

Did Adnan really do it? Maybe the music of Serial will lend a clue
“This is a global Tel Link prepaid call from *Adnan Syed*, an inmate at the Maryland Correctional Facility.”  Does that sound familiar? (If not, stop reading- the rest of this will bore you silly)  As you hear it in your mind, you probably also hear the theme song in the background. I first became consciously... Read more »