I Wanted My Own Bitchin Camero

 It’s the mid 1980s. Bands like REO Speedwagon, Foreigner and Wham! ruled the charts. But there’s an underground movement bubbling up — punk rock.Listening to my Sony Walkman late at night, the local college station would spin strange songs and bizarre artists. Sometimes, the songs were so awful my ears hurt. Other times, the music seemed plain boring and vanilla. But some magical nights, the DJ was speaking directly to me....more

Because I’m "Happy" Listening to Jeremy Green’s Amazing Rendition

You know a song is played a lot when people begin saying they’re tired of hearing it....more

It's Friday So It's Dance Party Machine Time

Last Friday KROQ's Kevin and Bean show had a dance party machine instead of their usual programming. Since that was so much fun for a Friday I thought I'd share a dance party machine playlist for your listening pleasure. What would you add to this list?  1. Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby ...more
Karen Ballum   LOL I promise I wasn't! But I was dancing my toochie off with this playlist last ...more

If your son invites you to a concert... go!

Mother's Day gift this year?  A cross country flight to visit my son at college.  He was a fun and gracious host, enthusiastically introducing me to roommates, friends and teachers.  Best part? Front-row seat at his a cappella concert. The music was magical and brought me to tears.  So if you get an invite to visit your adult child's world... go for it.  Here is a taste of what I so richly enjoyed: http://voqel.com/i/1891   ...more

SLAYER

HI IT IS ME AGAIN, I PREFER TO USE CAPS LOCKED. I BELIEVE IT WILL GET MORE ATTENTION TAHT WAY, NO I AM NOT YELLING. LOL.(LAUGHING OUT LOUD)I HAVE A FACEBOOK PAGE'S A FEW LIKE PAGESI RUN TWO LIKE PAGES OF SLAYER.ONE IS CALLED -https://www.facebook.com/pages/Slayer-Fanbased/714305605258304 THE SECOND ONE-https://www.facebook.com/unholyallianceofslayer ...more

SLAYER- AND MY LOVE FOR SLAYER R.I.P. JEFF HANNEMAN

SLAYER SLAYER SLAYER SLAYER I AM A METALHEAD, I HAVE A LOVE FOR SLAYER.I GUESS YOU CAN CALL THESE TYPE OF PEOPLE FOLLOWERS, WORSHIPPERS, OR WHATEVER YOU CALL THEM....more
He left us far too soon. Rock in peace. Metal girls rule!more

It is the end...

The end of the school year is approaching rather quickly and I am not sure I am ready for it. Last year around this time, I had to say goodbye to a couple coworkers that I truly cherish and it has been so very hard this year without them. It truly has. There are always changes as a teacher. Each year is different. However, when you work with people that make you laugh, make you think, and can be yourself around..it is so hard to be without them. Every single day I miss them still and it  has been months and months. This year, I will say goodbye to even more coworkers....more

Memorial Day Fruit Pizza

food chick chatter - May 22, 2014

Hey! Good Morning to you. Last night I met a 6'11" man named Mustafah. My girlfriend is going to make him her "boo" *cracking up*...more

MICHAEL JACKSON'S "XSCAPE," A MOC PREVIEW/SOULTRACKS.COM REVIEW LINK

 ……For a posthumous release, Xscape is actually worth the ends, giving us the chance to contrast the unvarnished versions of eight songs that were completed during multiple Michael Jackson’s Thriller, Bad, Dangerous and Invincible recording sessions that, for one reason or another, failed to make the final track lists. Some of those song omissions were probably more about changing tastes or whims, as Michael was (in)famous for, because most of them are enjoyable even in their minimalist demo-type form....more