Music & Harmony & The Rest Of Life

Besides finding the time to practice, and keeping to a regular schedule, I find that the hardest thing about learning music as an adult is feeling like it is this separate entity, this separate hobby, that must have clear justifications to continue.But that’s just the thing....more

American Idol Recap: Season Twelve's Top Ten Take The Stage

OK, folks, I'm gonna give it a shot. I've missed my talent show recapping, and American Idol seems like a good chance to get back in the swing of things (although truth be told, it's The Voice whose return I'm awaiting most anxiously.)Image courtesy of Fox...more
ElisaC first season in years I haven't watched ... Too busy :(more

The Freshman and The Piano Man

10 Tips to Banish Your Own Boredom

Do you turn to your smartphone whenever you feel bored? It's tempting, isn't it? If you're trying to limit your own screen time, here are some other things to do when you find your mind wandering and get that itchy feeling of being bored (provided you're not at work)....more
@LisaNewlin Oh, of course he would call you "Madam." He's very formal.more

The People You Meet at a (All-Ages) Concert

Monday night, I went to the House of Blues in Chicago to see ...more

Soul Singer Teena Marie birthday is today

Today is the birthday of the late "blue-eyed" soul singer Teena Marie. Check out Soul You Know! for more on Teena Marie!...more

Music for March

As the winter blues are strumming along, listen to some of my favorite tunes playing through my phone as I'm getting ready in the morning. It's like a bunch of theme songs for my blog. I couldn't pick just one. XOXOXO,  TheBackwardsOwl ...more


so call me maybe by carly rae jepson good song...more

Kim & Kanye's Nude 'L’Officiel Hommes' Cover: Isn't She Still Married?

Say what you want about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, but they sure make one smoking hot couple! The parents-to-be showed some passion on the cover of French magazine L’Officiel Hommes. They appear to be nude, so it certainly leaves a lot to the imagination the things we can’t see.  Some people say that Kim shouldn’t pose nude and that she is going back on her recently revealed ‘privacy policy’ where she vowed to keep their lives less public. Um, okay....more
Seriously? She's all upset about still being married to another man when her baby is born but ...more