Author Archives: Ri

Ri is the ringleader around here. If this were a band, she’d definitely be the stressed out, chainsmoking manager. (Even though she doesn’t smoke…anymore.) Now, don't let the name fool you – she’s no more music savvy than the next gal. (Don't let the icon fool you - she's not a blonde, either.) She just refuses to believe that her love for music need be put on the back burner while parenting a Pre-Schooler. The two should not be mutually exclusive. Prior to Music Savvy Momdom, Ri was gainfully employed in the corporate world as a notsomild-mannered Management Analyst. She sat at her desk with dual computers flashing multiple projects simultaneously, headphones on & music blaring. She often snarled when interrupted. Now a SAHM to Liam, her feisty three and a half year old…well, things haven’t changed much, really. Except spreadsheets have now become blogs and she doesn’t need the headphones – because the kiddo loves good music, too. Ri has a passion for writing, and has been told for years that she’s fairly humorous. Though she’s not yet realized her dream of being paid to combine the two, she has full confidence that one of you dear, dear readers will be in a position to change all that. Seriously. Make her an offer. In her own words, Ri describes her life thusly: “My interests are many and varied. Some of them include pie. My husband is wonderful, our kid rocks, and life is good…even when there’s no pie.”

Sunday Scoop – Dukes, Kings and Kirsty

So, you played along with the Fiver.  (If not, go back one post and do it now!)  Here are the details…any of them change your mind enough to give one another listen?   Track 1:  Shine On You – The Duke and The King Simone Felice of The Felice Brothers is part of this “soul-folk-glam…

Fiver: Better Late than Never

Howdy, y’all.  Ri here.  I found I was getting a lil’ nostalgic for doing the Fivers myself, so I “volunteered” to take on today’s.  Of course, right after volunteering, I promptly forgot all about it…until just now. (What?  It’s not like you didn’t KNOW that Mari is the much more organized, punctual and professional one….

Buckley, Beady Eye and B-sides, oh my!

  Annnd, here we are – ‘nother Sunday, ‘nother Scoop! Hope you enjoyed my selections…it would be nice to think I haven’t lost my touch. If you didn’t get a chance to play along with the Friday Fiver this week, stop RIGHT NOW and go here before you see all the spoilers below!  

Friday Fiver – Version Ri.0

Howdy, Fiver Fans! ‘Tis Ri here rolling out your tunes today, as Mari is off luxuriating on a Press “Getaway” to check out The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (and other fun stuff – like beer) in sunny Cleveland. Even though the Fiver concept is my baby from over at Music Savvy Mom, it’s…

The Death of You and Me (and Liam and Noel)

Well, it’s here…the long awaited new song from Noel Gallagher. (You remember him, right?  The brother from the now defunct British band Oasis that wasn’t Liam?) Y’see, the Gallagher boys had a falling out, with smashed guitars and everything, which effectively put the kibosh on the band continuing together. So, Liam went off with some…

…and THAT is how you abuse catgut.

Pre-release CD Review:  2Cellos Confession:  I have a strong, natural affinity for stringed instruments played with bows by attractive men. Oh, sure – I love guitars, banjos, ukuleles and the occasional upright bass…but give me a passionate Seth Lakeman or Johnny Flynn performance on the violin and I’m total mush. Well, move over Seth and…

What else could I write? I don’t have the right.

(…with all apologies to the late Mr. Cobain for the shameless lyric ripoff in the title.  But, seriously – when one thinks of their own failures, foibles and fumbles with the intention of actually TALKING about them, one arrives at a state of discouraged detachment that can best be described as “Nirvanesque”.) Okay, so now…

Maroon 5 want to see YOU for New Years’ Eve

Yup.  Seriously, they do. They’re even footing the bill to get you to Atlantic City, put you up in the Showboat Hotel/Casino,  play a show for you at the House of Blues AND spending a lil’ chit-chat time at a Meet and Greet with you and a guest! I always knew they were sweet boys……

It would make ME spend more. Just sayin’.

The calendar tells us that it is not yet December and therefore logically not yet time for the enjoyment of the Christmas themed music.  Retailers, however…apparently immune to convention and  the chronological compendium of tradition…routinely eschew this forbearance in favor of an early and excessive plunge right into Holiday Muzak Hell.  The soul-less bastards. So,…

New Liam Gallagher song – and it’s FREE!

So.  A little over a year after the breakup of Oasis, one of the Gallagher boys – y’know, the one that everyone thought was an obnoxious substance abused fuckhead – has a new band and a new song. (Hint.  It’s not Noel.) Here’s the link – let’s all download this puppy and compare notes, shall…