Category Archives: Reviews

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…

Great Moments in 80s Pop Songs

What makes the perfect 80s song? Oh, so subjective. But I’ve got my opinions. Let’s start with this one: Greg Kihn: The Breakup Song.

He’s baaaacckk……

So, did everyone have a great Mother’s Day? I sure did, and hope that the rest of you lovely music-loving mamas out there did, as well! I had a day of doing nothing but watching what I wanted on tv, window shopping online, and, later that evening, seeing Dark Shadows with my oldest son and…

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.

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…

Footloose remake: Totally rad or totally bad?

The much talked about release of the remake of ’80s classic Footloose hits theaters Oct. 14. Kenny Wormald and Julianne Hough play the lead roles.

…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…

INXS Should’ve Stuck With The Original (Sin)

Several months ago I read that INXS was going to release a new record/album/CD (what is it that we call it these days??) called “Original Sin”, named after their big hit from 1984. The song has a driving beat, a catchy chorus, a slightly-controversial (for its time) topic, and of course, the magic of the…

Late, Late at Night by Rick Springfield

When I first started reading Late, Late at Night by singer-actor Rick Springfield I wasn’t impressed. It wasn’t the content; it was his writing style, sort of a stream of consciousness, that threw me off. However, once I settled in, I enjoyed the conversational tone. It was like we were having a chat on the…

Holiday tunes: Wilson Phillips & Windham Hill

The holiday season is here, and I recently had the opportunity to listen to two new Christmas albums. Read on for my take on Christmas in Harmony by Wilson Phillips, and Winter’s Songs: A Windham Hill Christmas.