Touching Cover of "I Touch Myself" to Inspire Breast Self-Exam: Singer's Last Wish

A year ago in April, new wave rockstar Chrissy Amphlett of the Divinyls died from breast cancer at the age of 54.  Like me, you've probably sung along with her on their 1990 hit "I Touch Myself,"  or at least added it to a mixtape now and again. ...more
Wow. That is all. And now I have to pull myself together...more

Tool Rocks the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

A few weeks ago my boyfriend "reminded" me that we had tickets to the second of two sold out Tool shows in San Francisco. Not realizing he had never told me about the tickets to begin with, his "reminder" was actually an invitation. I was ecstatic! I'm the kind of girl that calls a night out to the Tool show a date night. Don't get me wrong - there are no songs brimming with lovers' adoration or catchy lyrics you might possibly hear later in a pistachio commercial, but it's Tool...live. It's transcendence. It's everything....more

Fervently Psychedelic at the Psychedelic Furs concert

Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined buying a ticket to a live rock concert with a coupon! Welcome to the cost-cutting-if-it-ain't-cheap-I-don't-want-it modern day America....more

Voice of My Generation: 20 Years in the Shadow of Kurt Cobain's Death

This weekend marks the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death. Ten years ago I wrote about his death and a young man named Crazy Tony. Ten years ago I was more sentimental than I am now. ...more
Well, I was 29 when he died so I wasn't a teen and he certainly didn't define my generation. ...more

#100HappyDays and 24 Hours of Happy

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Subverting the Princess

I have always loved fairy tales, but I'm not a huge fan of the Disney princess, especially in its recent hyper-marketed form. I never prevented my daughter from seeing any of the animated films featuring fairy tale princesses like Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, etc., but was happy that she was just as impressed with Hercules and the Aristocats as she might have been with the Little Mermaid. Not to mention Fiona from Shrek, a more subversive (and secretly Mommy-approved) princess....more

Music Covers I Love

What are your thoughts on covers? No, not the warm, cozy kind one might curl up under on a cold winter's night... I think we probably all share a similar viewpoint on those! The covers I'm talking about are of the music variety, defined by Wikipedia as follows: ...more

Music Monday! Sweater Weather

Music Monday! Sweater Weather We thought it was Spring.But no.Even though the calendar says Spring,Mother Nature has other plans....more

Play it again, Mom

Often, on a long car ride, I hear a polite voice from the backseat of the car, asking, "Mom, can you turn on my music now, please?" So, I switch on my son's music, and I am missing out on a great opportunity....more

Mujer Revolucionaria fuerte, bella y valiente .. "Arriba Mèxico Cabrones" ..

http://rcp13.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/mujer-revolucionaria-fuerte-bella-y.......more