Author Archives: Aimee

Get this. My first job EVER was in a record store. Yes, I was 16, and learning about every kind of music there was - and set myself up for a lifelong love of melody. I worked in that music store all through high school, all through college - and rhythm still shapes so many things in my life - my mood, my world views, and my wallet, seeing as my iTunes collection contains over 10,000 songs. I tend to go for alternative or indie in my choices (as evidenced in my monthly music giveaways), but truly... there is no bad music. It all depends on what you feel like listening too. OK. Justin Bieber is bad. That that's about it. As for real life, I co-own a company that builds health education web sites, I am a freelance photographer, and I live with two of the coolest boys on the planet - my husband Bryan and our 7 year old son, Declan. Yes. That would be *Declan,* as in Elvis Costello's real name.

Jamie Lidell Live – Fun and Freaky!

Have you every listened to a Jamie Lidell album? He only has a few as yet, but they are full of interesting sounds and textures, and clearly influenced by many difference genres. Soul, pop, electronica and alternative are represented, to name a few. I must say I prefer “Jim” from 2008 to any of the…

The “Not If You Paid Me” List

As you saw the other day, us Music Mamas have been grousing about “Crimes Against Music” lately – all in good fun, of course. Which made me think of an old post I did on Greeblemonkey that was just right to resurface now. It’s a tale from when I was visiting my friend Aimee (yes,…

Dr. Pants, with music on the Jersey Shore! THRICE!

I have some very exciting news! First of all, my friend David has a band. Named Dr. Pants. But even more exciting than that – two, count ‘em, TWO songs by Dr. Pants were featured on the smash hit MTV show Jersey Shore last week. And while I must admit I have never, ever (even…

Greeblemix for the Music Mamas… Naturally

What is the FIRST thing I would do after The Music Mamas asked me to join their group? Make them a music mix CD of a bunch of my most favorite songs from recent Greeblemix giveaways – OF COURSE. See, I was always the mix-maker. Back in high school I did it on tape. Meticulously,…