Category: Music

Radio: A game of minutes.

Radio MINUTES

Every now and again, I have an interview with someone who ends our segment by saying, “Wow. I had no idea exactly what all you had to do in a few short minutes!” Yeah. When you get to see all of the plates being spun at one time it can be dizzying to watch. It’s even more so, when you’re the one in the roll-y chair behind the microphone and every minute is accounted for.  Well, every second really. Today, a […]

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Eat, Pray, Love… and read your email.

When you least expect it, a song — and an email — can change your life , in a way you just didn’t think possible.  4+ years ago, the Three Dog Night song “Shambala” was sent to me in an email (by someone I adore — who still does not know what he did for me) and for some reason (truly, at that time there was no absolutely no rhyme or reason)… it touched a place in my heart I […]

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Hey, YOU! “I don’t like your girlfriend.”

So go the lyrics to the song of the same title, written by Antonio Reid and Avril Ramona Lavigne and it’s a catchy anthem to anyone whose heart has ever gotten stuck in the triangular blender of love.  If you haven’t heard it, look it up on YouTube.  It’s the ultimate bratty, stick-your-tongue-out, “Nyah-Nyah” in your face, kind of song.  And I like it.  Because it’s true. It will never cease to amaze me how music can make the soundtrack […]

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You’re in town?!

Besides putting fingers to the computer keyboard in a compulsive nature (some people chew their nails, I have the need to type), I’ve also put fingers to the piano keyboard since I was a toddler, mostly as a vocalist.  I don’t have a lot of parlor tricks, but singing is one of my top three, when pressed into service. Actually, in life, I am most comfortable in three settings: 

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If there’s a Rock & Roll Heaven…

If you ever watch a group of very young teenagers in a cluster, you cannot find the non-conformist among them with a tweezers, as they just do not exist.  With youth comes the desire to be the most perfect copycat, with no really good map of which cat to follow.   More fascinating still, is to watch a group of older teenagers as they embrace the convictions of their hearts.  For me, it is such a joy to watch them […]

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It’s still Friday, Friday…

It used to be that if you didn’t like something, you got to change the channel or walk away.  Not anymore.  Today’s electronic platforms give everyone a chance to unleash their inner critic.  Harsh, rotten-to-the-core, “bashing as commentary” critiquing skills have become all the rage.  Consider, for example, teenager Rebecca Black, the young lady (some of you have hot sauce in your pantry older than her) who recorded the recent viral sensation “Friday” that was recorded by ARK Music Factory.  […]

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“He does not weep who does not see.”

Victor Hugo wrote those words about one without compassion.  To me, the flip side of that coin is the one who sees or hears too much and cannot help but weep copious tears. Last night I watched a beautiful young woman cry alone in silence because she’d overheard some particularly cruel comments about her.  I don’t like to use the word stupid very often, because I believe it to be a hateful, degrading word of little, to no, value – […]

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