Category Archives: music

2013 in review: the albums

Hi. Kim peeking in here for a quick minute for an end-of-year review of sorts – featuring (some of) my favorite album releases of the year. 2013 was a great year for music, so this is by no means a complete list. There were SO MANY new releases by favorite artists, and new releases that…

You know, I’m a dreamer

but my heart’s of gold… I had to run away high… so I wouldn’t come home low… What do you think when someone asks you, “who do you think you are?” Because that’s the little ditty that always pops into my head. I just love this question. Who am I? Musically, speaking, I mean. Because…

Two Old, Two New, One a Blend Just For You

Happy Friday, and welcome to the recently resurrected Fiver, wherein we post five tracks – totally blind – for your aural digestion, and impatiently await your unfettered reactions to them in the comments below.  Per the norm, we shall return again on Sunday with the Scoop – the “big reveal” that illuminates all.

Big Time Rush with a side of One Direction

We hit the road to Nashville at 4:30 p.m. last Wednesday (after work and school) on the way to see Big Time Rush at Bridgestone Arena. My daughter, Riley, could barely contain her excitement: She bounced and sang the whole two-hour drive. And the night was unbelievable. Amazing. Every adjective that means incredible.

Please Come Home for Christmas

I love Christmas music, always have. Every year I try to wait until at least Thanksgiving, but every year, I fail and end up adding my “Cool Christmas” playlist to my iPhone before the turkey is even thawed. One of my favorite songs, “Please Come Home for Christmas,” comes in as many versions as there…

And Robert Plant sometimes even SOUNDS like Robert Plant!

Welcome to the Sunday Scoop, wherein we share with you the whos and whats of the most recent Friday Fiver!  Loved the comments on these – the more frequently we do this, the more I begin to predict what our “regulars” will and won’t like, and I’ll admit to sometimes even throwing one in just…

Ever heard of Breakbeat Jazz? Let Me Introduce You to MoWo

Mocean Worker's 6th Album - Out now!

Imagine this…you turn on the radio, your iPhone, or click onto your favorite music app on your iPad and are greeted with a Japanese American rapper singing, “I’m in my own little world little boys little girls, get down pretty baby, that’s how we get down.” Couple this infectious chorus with a groovalicious 60′s beat…

Get Ready for the NEW Footloose Soundtrack!

Who could ever forget the iconic lyrics to the Kenny Loggins classic, Footloose? “I been workin’ so hard, Keep punching my card, Eight hours, for what? Oh, tell me what I got.” Now, imagine those words sung by country music artist, Blake Shelton. Sounds interesting, huh? It gets better. Next, imagine a young Taylor Swift-esque…

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….