The Playlist that Pulled Me Through Cancer Treatment and Recovery

It’s weird when the music you love stops sounding good to you. It’s happened to me before, once after a terrible breakup, and once during an awful day job, writing adventure travel brochures for the elderly. The breakup ruined The Band’s entire discography for me, and the copywriting gig ruined Tina Turner’s greatest hits. It’s been years, and I still can’t get through “Up on Cripple Creek” or “Simply the Best” without breaking into a cold sweat. ...more

Blame Canada Series: Day 2

Day 2 of my Blame Canada series brings us: Alanis Morissette ...more

Blame Canada: Day 1

This week, I'll be showcasing artists and bands from Canada in a series I'm calling "Blame Canada". ...more

Sounds from Down Under Blog Series: Day 7

Day 7 is by special request from my good friend Pandora who is an Aussie living in the land of the Kiwis.  I almost combined this with yesterday's post, but felt he deserved his own post, as LRB was just a blip on his radar. ...more

Sounds from Down Under Blog Series: Day 6

Little River Band (abbreviated as LRB) was originally an Australian rock band, formed in Melbourne in 1975. The band continues to tour and performs around 100 concerts in the U.S. each year.The band chose its name after passing a road sign leading to the Victorian township of Little River, near Geelong, on the way to a performance. Little River Band enjoyed sustained commercial success, not only in Australia but also in the United States. They have sold more than 25 million records and achieved 13 U.S. Top 40 hits, besides many music awards gained in Australia....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

Sounds from Down Under Blog Series: Day 3

Sounds from Down Under Blog Series: Day 3 ...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