The History of Jazz, second edition by Ted Gioia

I decided to kick off the new year (and new decade, I guess!) by reading a new genre of music writing. I am a seasoned jazz listener, since I first started, freshman year… Continue reading

RIP David Crosby

“Awh fuck,” Patrick replied to my text. “:(((((((( It’s starting.” “Major league asshole,” I said. “Oh nightmare fuel. But I’m sad for what it represents. The Laurel Canyon scene is starting to take… Continue reading

The Beautiful Ones by Prince

I came to Prince late, perhaps because of my age but more likely because of my upbringing (meaning: white people, classic rock, just Motown on the soul front, not much funk beyond Stevie… Continue reading

Kraftwerk: Future Music from Germany by Uwe Schütte

Stumbled upon this book from a friend’s recommendation. It piqued my interest because I love learning about music and because I’ve been reading about music, music history, musicians, scenes, publications, journalists, etc. etc.,… Continue reading

Glitter Up The Dark: How Pop Music Broke The Binary by Sasha Geffen

I am always searching for a new lens into music history and music storytelling and I found it with Geffen’s Glitter Up The Dark. The University of Texas Press American Music Series, edited… Continue reading

Disco Is Love: I Love Disco, A Personal History

OK here’s the scene: I can’t stop listening to “Searching For Love” by Crown Heights Affair. I started writing this post three weeks ago but instead of words, my head started to fill… Continue reading

A Radio Tale, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Tell Myself I Can Control The Algorithm

I’ve done a lot of dancing with The Devil. And by The Devil I mean big media. As a former Sirius XM employee (@ me for stories!!!) I know how the sausage gets… Continue reading

¡Hay Un Amigo En Mi!

The other day we re-watched Toy Story 3 (2010) because it’s excellent. This was after re-watching Toy Story 2 (1999), my favorite, and then we watched the original (1995). As an audio engineering… Continue reading

Cat Of The Year!!!!

Legally our cat’s name is Pasta but we call him Moosh or The Boi or Boi or Mr. Moosh or Mr. Boi. Did you know he’s the only cat in the world?? He… Continue reading

Two Speeds: Ronnie Wood or David Berman. Everything Old Is New Again 2022

I have two speeds. I like Chick Webb’s big band swing orchestra or Black Sabbath. It’s The Grateful Dead or the Saturday Night Fever (1977) OST. Bjork or Dylan. My husband is a… Continue reading