wrecking ball

Listening to Bruce Springsteen’s latest album, Wrecking Ball, this morning. So many of these songs feel familiar, known, right. Not because they sound like other songs I know. Because they sound like the truth. This reminds...

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oh, that michael bublé

Michael BublĂ© rocks. And swings. And croons. He’s a real charmer. I was already a big fan of his music and the way he is bringing a new audience to jazz and swing standards, taking them out for a spin. When Kristina came...

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this is country music*

I know a lot of people who say, “I like any kind of music. As long as it’s not country.” They are seriously missing out. Some of the best storytelling is in country music. Tonight, Jason Aldean won CMA...

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is it true that EVERYONE has rhythm?

1. As a child, I loved to dance, as all children love to dance, completely unselfconsciously, hearing only the music, never having the thought that there could be a right way or a wrong way, just the melody and the beat becoming...

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thankful the 80s are over

On the way to school this morning, a blast from the past played on the radio. We were listening to Air Supply Journey. (I know, right?) I changed it quickly, and then changed it back. I explained how this was truly awful music...

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