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 →
Hi folks, you may not have noticed it yet, but there are a lot of naked people on the Internet. Lots and lots! So many naked people! From ‘Whee! Look at me! I’m naked on the Internet!’ to ‘Holy shit! How did I end up naked on the Internet?’ to, of course, ‘My mom sold... Continue Reading →
To continue my five-year anniversary celebrations, and in true music industry fashion, I'm re-releasing a few posts (the deluxe editions!) that stood out amongst the over 90 posts I've written. I start with my Most Commented Post - an open letter to Miley Cyrus on the release of her 2010 album, Can't Be Tamed. I'd... Continue Reading →
So one of the best things about being part of the 'Dragonfruit' anthology is getting to know the work of other expatriate women writers. Women such as award-winning author, Suzanne Kamata, who lives in Japan. Her anthology essay, 'Love and Polka Dots', tells of a museum trip with her daughter, who is a budding artist herself but disabled,... Continue Reading →
I got a little worked up about things and then I had to stop. I had to watch ‘Vogue’ on YouTube and then I had to ask myself: why am I getting so worked up about this? What a colossal waste of my time and energy. By this I mean Miley Cyrus and all her... Continue Reading →
This was my Mother’s Day gift to myself - spending (wasting?) hours researching and putting together a playlist of songs about being a Mom. It’s my 60TH blog post – whoa & thanks everyone for reading! And my first playlist on Spotify, which has only recently appeared in Hong Kong. I hope that makes it... Continue Reading →
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 →
It started with Haircut 100. My search, that is, for summer songs to play in the car with the kids - on the way to the pool, beach, movies. I was looking for clean, happy songs. I thought first of The Go-Go’s, of course. Playful songs with a girl power streak – just what my... Continue Reading →
On the eve of her new album release, my open letter to Miley Cyrus.
Lady Gaga's faux-feminist agenda culminates in a really crap video.