Monday Morning Music – Elbow

Morning all - guess what? Therockmom turns five years old today. Hard to believe but it was exactly five years ago today that I posted my first inarticulate but heartfelt ramblings about music and motherhood. On that day, I wrote about the K-POP band, Super Junior. As you know, I'm slightly obsessed with their dance... Continue Reading →

Monday Morning Music – Zero 7

The other day I saw a double-decker-bus-sized ad celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Baby G watch and I thought: the '90s are truly back. Pop culture has been flirting with a '90s revival since last year, celebrating all things flannel and scrunchie, grunge and hip-hop. So in the middle of renewed interest in Nine... Continue Reading →

’80s Week Continues: A Rock Playlist

So I set two small goals for myself this summer: to read Middlemarch and to watch the FOUR-hour, Peter Bogdanovich-directed Tom Petty documentary: Running Down A Dream. It's slow going on both fronts, but I am loving each one. Friends had warned me that George Eliot's writing wasn't quite as 'readable' as say Jane Austen,... Continue Reading →

Monday Morning Music: ’80s ALL WEEK

Hi all, how's your summer going? It's EIGHTIES WEEK at therockmom as I revisit and revise one of my most popular posts: Can It Really Be Summer Without '80s Music? New! Improved! Now with Spotify playlists! It's a funny thing, nostalgia. Recently, I found myself sitting in the way back of my stepmom's minivan listening... Continue Reading →

Monday Morning Music – Chromeo

School's out this week! That means this expat family will be packing up and hitting the long-haul soon, so I thought I'd post this summer jam - Frequent Flyer - by the funky Montreal duo, Chromeo. It's from their recent release, White Women, and it is fun (and clean) so play it for the kids... Continue Reading →

Monday Morning Music – The War On Drugs

spotify:track:5oMFoh1uOsVzERQyAFe7M8 Sometimes, well a lot of times actually, you get a little obsessive about a song, listening to it over and over again. For me these days that song is 'Under the Pressure' from The War On Drugs. It's almost nine minutes of dreamy, moody pop, anchored by a simple piano-based melody. The ambient layers and clean guitar... Continue Reading →

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