A New Wave Dance Playlist

  For me, Dance Music is New Wave 80's music. Because that's when I was disturbed and dancing. I did some dancing in the late 90's, but that's when Dance music was just plain old disturbing to me. Here are some notables: Ministry with Everyday is Halloween - By the way, this song was our... Continue Reading →

I Wanted My Own Bitchin’ Camero

    It's the mid 1980s. Bands like REO Speedwagon, Foreigner and Wham! ruled the charts. But there's an underground movement bubbling up -- punk rock. Listening to my Sony Walkman late at night, the local college station would spin strange songs and bizarre artists. Sometimes, the songs were so awful my ears hurt. Other... Continue Reading →

Indie Artist William Steffey

Although we may be highly influenced by the music that came along before the digital age, the beauty of technology is how it has opened doors for Indie artists to record, produce and distribute their music without the 100s of thousands usually put up by a record company and promoters. William Steffey is one of... Continue Reading →

Music Transports Me

  The other day, I woke up disoriented to the sound of my husband’s clock radio alarm going off. In the split second it took me to process my surroundings and realize that it wasn’t the middle of the night and my toddler hadn’t woken me up coughing again, I became aware of the song.... Continue Reading →

The Magical Mystery of Music

If there was no such thing as the magical mystery that is music, I wonder what humans would do to pass the time? If I couldn't hum to myself or learn to produce tonal incantations from odd and diverse objects, then how would I express myself beyond the fragmentary thoughts that bind my mind and... Continue Reading →

The Blues: New Releases

I'm sitting here, listening to Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown sing about being "Born In Louisiana." This might be called "mellow" Blues. In fact, most of this album, "10 Days Out: Blues From The Backroads" might be called "mellow" blues.  But, then again, since when does the blues have to be hardcore? Kenny Wayne Shepherd got together... Continue Reading →

How On Demand Is Cheating Our Kids

In an age when it’s too easy to become a Ninja Netflix addict, stealthily clicking “next episode” on the iPad at 2am, knowing that you’ll regret it, and not being able to resist doing so, because it’s RIGHT THERE, right NOW, on demand, it’s hard to imagine that there was a time when life was... Continue Reading →

Thanks For That Magic Yellow Box

Thanks for That Little Yellow Box While children and teenagers across the land were secretly reading books by flashlight under the covers, I was covertly listening to the radio. My parents were none the wiser, thanks to a plastic yellow box -- the Sony Sports Walkman. With the Walkman came the ability to listen without... Continue Reading →

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