From Chicago to China and Back Again: Susan Blumberg-Kason

Not long ago I had the pleasure to meet Susan Blumberg-Kason, author of the recently-published memoir Good Chinese Wife. The book is a very honest and brave look at Susan's difficult marriage to a charismatic mainland scholar and musician, Cai. They met in Hong Kong, spent time in China and settled in San Francisco, where... Continue Reading →

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THEROCKMOM SUPERLATIVES: My Most Commented Post

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 →

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: ’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 →

One hopes this isn’t a dead lizard

Funny thing recommending music to people. It’s quite personal - almost revealing – and you never quite know what reaction you’ll get. Sometimes I feel I’m the family dog retrieving your slippers and newspaper, and you’re pleased at the gifts I’ve delivered. Sometimes, however, I sense I’m the family cat, who’s just deposited a freshly-killed... Continue Reading →

Best of 2010… so far

I'm stepping down from my soapbox this week - behave yourself, Miley - to talk about one of my favorite albums so far of 2010. Broken Bells' self-titled disc has been on steady rotation in my car and in my brain since I bought it a few months ago (call me quaint - yes, therockmom... Continue Reading →

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