Tick Tock

The times they are a changin'. What are 3 common items that many people wear now that are predicted to be obsolete in the next 50 years? Check back here tomorrow for the answers.   ...more

Lilith Fair Returns! 2010 Lineup & Cities Announced!

In case you haven't heard, or don't know, Sarah McLachlan is restarting Lilith Fair! This all-female tour began in 1997 and went until 1999. It wasn't the first tour of its kind (Michigan Womyn's Music Festival, Riot Grrrl's LadyFest, ect), yet, it was the most visible and monetarily successful all-female tour in history. It reached over 1.5 million fans in and raised over $10 million dollars for various charities. Sarah began the tour out of need for female artists to gain more exposure and just plain old R-E-S-P-E-C-T. At the time, it was radio station policy not to play female artists back-to-back. The assumption was that most radio listeners were male, and wouldn't want to hear those whiney females singing about babies and broken hearts and all that girly stuff. **Rolls eyes** ...more

Listening Room #15 - Pat Benatar - Crimes of Passion

Pat Benatar - Crimes of Passion (1980) on Chrysalis Pat Benatar was one of the first female rockers that I was ever exposed to. I came from a small, rural town in Pennsylvania, where "classic rock" filled every rock station. Apparently, it was the only thing considered music, and demographically, it wasn't shocking that we didn't have a more diverse radio enviroment. But, classic rock was what I had, so, I looked for inspiration when it was broadcast. Granted, this was the 90s, and I could have found out about artists other ways, like MTV, or the internets, or concerts. But this was a small town, I didn't have cable or the internet, so the radio was all I had for a long time. At times, it felt like I was really in 1970, but I digress. ...more

Oh No You Didn't

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[ReDeemed] Tablescape Thursday #1

I admit.  I've been lurking in the shadows.  I've been admiring your tables from afar.  I've been sad that I could not pull up a chair and join you. ...more

You May Begin

Ready for a quick test? I am going to ask you for your response to a simple word in a couple of sentences. Clear your mind, get ready and get honest. Here it is: how do you view limits? Hhhhmmmmmmm. ...more

Listening Room # 5 – Sade – Diamond Life

Sade - Diamond Life (1985) on CBS/Portrait Records Continuing with the saxophone solos I heard on the previous Motels post, Sade (Shah-Day)seemed like a nice way to show how one instrument can work so magically with two different music genres. Here on Sade's debut album, one cannot help chill out to the smooth bass and sultry saxophone on the record. "Smooth Operator" the album's first track, is perhaps one Sade's best know works, but this album is full of sensible tunes for anyone on a quiet, stormy November evening. ...more

Quoted

"Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next." Jonas Salk   ...more

Listening Room # 4 - The Motels - All For One

The Motels - All For One (1982) on Capital Known for a few hits in the 80s, like "Only The Lonely" and "Suddenly, Last Summer" but probably not known for being a tight, solid, new wave band. The Motels had 5 albums in the 80s, combining the best elements of rock with new wave flair and a respectable dose of distortion. ...more

Some Exciting Knowbility News

The New Year brings some fantastic Knowbility events that I want to make you aware of, so that you may either participate, or help us spread the word.  First is our 9th annual ...more

I've been to some Knowbility workshops myself and can tell you that they are wonderful. A ...more