Dear Diary

Dear Diary:Let me begin with an apology. I know I’ve neglected you these last few years–since 1985, in fact, when I went to college, and life took off. During my freshman year, for example, I spent at least two weeks giggling over the name Balzac. Then I made some friends, and quite often we were compelled to dance to “Sweet Child of Mine” until 1 a.m. It left very little time for recording my thoughts, unfortunately. As it turns out, reflection isn’t a priority when one is counting down to Steak Night in the cafeteria....more

Passover Books and Music for Kids

I think because of the movie The Ten Commandments people sort of more or less know a little more what Passover is all about than they do about Chanukkah. ...more

Why Isn't There a Brown Version of Taylor Swift?

In my opinion, there is no one who can hate on Taylor Swift (though Kanye definitely tried). She is young, fresh, fun and one of the only younger female artists who didn't originate from the Disney Channel or Nickelodeon. Boys love her, girls want to be her best friend, and people from all ethnic backgrounds can be caught with one of her catchy songs from her 1989 album in their heads. ...more
FreelanceLady With the exception of Jordin Sparks from American Idol, the other 3 examples were ...more

Whenever I Listen to James Taylor, All I Can Think Of Is Singer Songwriter John McAndrew!

Whenever I listen to James Taylor, all I can think of is singer songwriter John McAndrew. Musically, they give off the same vibe which I really like. I’ve always been a James Taylor fan, so it was nice to find a current new artist making music in the same vein that I really enjoyed. Just like Taylor, John McAndrew’s words and his voice combine to form an overtly revealing experience which should please anyone’s musical palette....more

How Music Made Our Mornings FUN!

Lilu and I have always bonded over music.  Ever since she could talk, we have made time during every day to sing and dance to our “jams” (generally super-cheesy 80’s music.)...more

Twitter Mixtape: Wordless Music

I’m attempting to finish my dissertation by the end of the month because I have approximately 22,000 words of other academic hell to wade through before I finish at the beginning of May. After that, I might finally stop talking about academia and my content will continue its spiral from actual despair into slow and steady mundanity. But until that point, I need music I can’t sing along to/weep-at-the-pure-angst-of-the-lyrics-I’m-looking-at-you-2006-bon-iver to. So of course I took, yet again, to twitter and this is what they came up with....more

Oleg Frish Honors And Sings With American Legends in His New Album: Duets With My American Idols

Oleg Frish honors and sings with American Legends in his new album “Oleg Frish: Duets With My Amercian Idols” set to release on May 19th, 2015. I recently became of fan of Oleg because one of my co-workers recommended I take a listen to him. Classic Standards really is not my favorite genre, but I am so glad that I took a listen. Oleg has been in the US for just over twenty years. Besides singing, he also hosts TV and Radio shows as well as being a journalist. He is over-all very talented and that really comes across in his new album....more

I Can't Believe I Missed Woodstock

In the summer of 1969, Provincetown’s Town House restaurant employed a “town crier” to walk the streets in a Pilgrim-ish outfit, ringing a big bell and loudly extolling the virtues of the eatery’s menu. His delivery was colorful, but his message was bullshit. ...more
Well, if it is any consolation, I would have loved living in Provincetown for a summer, even if ...more

Downtown Vinnie releases a new cd called "The Sting of Fire"

Downtown Vinnie releases another CD called "The Sting of Fire" playing more than several of his cigar box guitars. Eugene Oregon musician shines through in this fourth CD.This will get your toe tapping. It's on bandcamp. Check it out https://downtownvinnie.bandcamp.com/album/the-sting-of-fire...more

No More Week

It is so common for victims of domestic abuse to also have to choose between being homeless and being abused. Most victims do not have a place to go or the financial resources to move.It’s not that easy to just leave. It should be but it’s not....more