Madonna, All Hail

This week, in a beautiful generational symmetry, EO and I went to Madonna’s Rebel Heart concert here in Hong Kong. My one and only Madonna show prior to this was a floor seat at Austin’s Frank Erwin Center on the Like a Virgin tour, May 1985, a few weeks before I graduated from high school.... Continue Reading →

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’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 – Shovels & Rope

O' Be Joyful! isn't just the name of Shovels & Rope's latest album, it's also how I feel when I listen to their earthy, raucous rock-n-roll. They're a two-piece combo consisting of Michael Trent from Texas and Cary Ann Hearst from Tennessee. They don't like labeling their music, but if you had to describe it... 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 →

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