2013: The Year in Random Thoughts & Obsessions

Hi everyone & Happy New Year! I just got back from the Christmas holidays where I tried (mostly in vain) to stay offline as much as possible. Damn all those vacation rentals and their easy Wi-fi 🙂 But it was good to get away - we drove down the California coast, saw some nature and... Continue Reading →

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Monday Morning Music: MJB = My Favorite Things

I wasn't looking for this; in fact I didn't even know I needed it. But, oh, it is very, very necessary: Mary J. Blige channeling Julie Andrews in a cover of 'My Favorite Things'. I know, right? It's perfect. In her interpretation, 'schnitzel' and 'strudel' are no longer tasty dishes, but Mary's own bittersweet memories... Continue Reading →

Election iPods

In the spirit of factcheck.org and all of the other researchers who've worked so hard debunking the whooping great lies swirling around this election, therockmom has taken on the task of finding a picture of Mitt Romney actually listening to music. Because it's important. We've heard about Romney's iPod and the jokes comparing his musical... Continue Reading →

To Beyonce or Not To Beyonce?

That’s the question on my mind this week as I ponder what life has in store for America’s most famous new Mom, Beyonce Knowles Carter. I wonder what kind of nanny she’s going to hire. A drag queen, as suggested by some pseudo-reality-celeb? A reformed thug aka Memphis Poppins, from mediatakeout.com? It’s a crucial hiring... Continue Reading →

Happy Rock Dads’ Day Part 2

Welcome back to Part II of my Rock Dad's Day interviews. I'm catching up with three musician Dads - Kevin, Tyler and Bill - to get their views on music and parenting. Kevin lives in Hong Kong and plays bass in a couple of bands - Transnoodle and New Tonic Press. Tyler also plays bass... Continue Reading →

Gwyneth Does Glee aka Vote For Me

It’s Friday and it’s a beautiful day outside. I was contemplating a serious blog post this week about overcoming my parental fears as my oldest daughter asks for more freedom and responsibility (like her own gmail account & walking home from the bus stop by herself – cue anxiety attack!). Instead I’ve made a ‘teen... Continue Reading →

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