Category Archives: Music

In the New Year

“I tell ya, I love you. And my hearts in the strangest place.” It’s my New Year’s Eve. Saying goodbye to 2015 felt good, but saying goodbye to 37 feels more significant somehow. 37 was an incredible, sweet, sad, heartbreaking, … Continue reading

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Floating in a Most Peculiar Way

Confession: The first time I remember singing my heart out and dancing to a David Bowie song, it wasn’t Starman, or John, I’m Only Dancing, or even Modern Love. It was Magic Dance. See, I was born a little too late … Continue reading

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Good Music, Good Friends, and a Good Cause

Looking for something to do tomorrow night? Saturday September 21st, 2013, is the second annual Amy Cole Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser House Concert! Featuring music from El Monte Slim, Dustin Illingworth (Tide Pools), and Marie Haddad with Kelly Duley, it’s going … Continue reading

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Operator Please Connect Me… to 1986

A couple of weeks ago a friend of mine posted this as his status update: imunna luv you ferever an ever ferever an ever ayymennn You recognize that? If you were a kid in the 80’s and your mama liked … Continue reading

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The Queen of Carrot Flowers

When the Kid was about 5, she discovered the album In the Aeroplane Over the Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel. She had different favorite songs on the album over time, with all time favorites being Two-Headed Boy and The King … Continue reading

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Imagining the Shape

The kid never ceases to amaze me with what music she latches on to. One day its Justin Bieber, the next she can’t get enough of something fantastic like The New Pornographers, her current musical obsession. Right now, she’s wearing out … Continue reading

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The Day She Discovered Led Zeppelin

I’m always thrilled when The Kid unexpectedly latches on to something musically awesome. And when it happens in the midst of Bieber Fever? Even better. This particular new interest was sparked last night when we were scanning radio stations on … Continue reading

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Flaming Lips Fun in the Cemetery

If you’ve never seen the Flaming Lips live, it’s an experience not to be missed. The Boyfriend and I caught their show a few years ago at the Del Mar Summer Concert Series, and at that time we said we HAD to take The … Continue reading

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Cancer, you done pissed me off. Again.

Don’t you hate how you can be enjoying a beautiful Friday afternoon, looking forward to a three day weekend filled with working in the garden, sleeping in, and dancing all night at Prince concert when bad news comes along and … Continue reading

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Best Picture Marathon 2011! (Day 2)

Ok, so I’m just going to get this in under the wire, as the Ocscars start in about an hour or something. Saturday #2 of Best Picture marathon was yesterday, and with the exception of Black Swan, it was a … Continue reading

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