Dear Diary: Thirty-Three Years Later

Dear Diary:Me again. Hey, so I visited one of your predecessors a few weeks back, and, boy, did that totally bitchin’ trip back to the early 1980s reaffirm my love for Rush’s lead singer Geddy Lee; since then, my Spotify’s been cranking “If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice” ’til a thin trickle of blood dribbles from my ear and down my freckled cheek....more

Mary J Blige Reigns Supreme...in LONDON & MANHATTAN too! #tribecafilmfestival

So, I hadn't planned on blogging tonight but Mary J. Blige can change your mind real quick. Tonight, I went to the Beacon Theatre in New York City to watch the new documentary "The London Sessions" which was featured as part of the Tribeca Film Festival series. As usual Mary failed to disappoint.  ...more

Being a SONGWRITER means you have to be a PRODUCER too

I come from a musical family. My father is in a band with his brothers since he was about 8 years old. My sister and I write songs. My cousin raps, and 3 other cousins sing as well. My sister Maria and Alexa can sing, I can sing too but not as strong. ...more

The Soundtrack of our Lives

LONELY DIRECTIONS?

I know, I know - it's hard to believe!  Zayn's out!  One Direction must go a new direction, sans Zayn Malik.  Why did he leave the band (a few weeks ago)?   Because, "I want to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight," said Malik....more

The 5 Best Places to See Live Music in Miami

Miami is increasingly becoming a sonic melting pot, showcasing almost every music genre from Latin to indie rock. Such musical diversity is only fitting for the city that produced artists like Gloria Estefan, Flo Rida, Enrique Iglesias, Iron & Wine, and Pitbull. Not surprisingly, the city's live music scene is a vibrant, must-have experience for any visitor. Whether you want to lock eyes with a brooding folk singer or dance the night away, these five places are sure to slake your musical thirst....more

My top 5 Valentine's day gift ideas

The week of Valentine's day is funny.It is a frenetic search of: What am I going to give her/him (yes girls are not always that romantic, thank you very much, or just in lack of imagination -_-)But HEY !What about seeing a movie :) That's our plan this year. Poor students don't get to go to fancy restaurants, but we get to see Kingsman Secret Service. Don't get me wrong, this is gonna be a great night.AND...more

Sounds from Down Under Blog Series: Day 5

AC/DC are an Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014. Commonly referred to as a hard rock or blues rock band, they are also considered pioneers of heavy metal and are sometimes classified as such, though they have always dubbed their music as simply "rock and roll"....more

Sounds from Down Under Blog Series: Day 4

INXS (pronounced "in excess") is an Australian rock band, formed as The Farriss Brothers in 1977 in Sydney, New South Wales. They began playing covers in Western Australian pubs and clubs occasionally mixed with some of their own original music....more

Why I should not be allowed to think about things.

I love music.LOVE love.Those of you who've suffered through all the incarnations of my radio show know what I like, which is almost everything between the 50s and the 90s, with a couple handsful of random songs from 2000 to now. I also like classic country music, but not too much of 'today's' country. I love to turn up the radio and sing at the top of my lungs - in the house, in the car...in the grocery store.There are a ton of misheard lyrics that I sang incorrectly for years, and I still do, because it's fun....more