An instrumental way to improve your child's hearing...eventually

As any mother of a three-year-old knows, you spend a lot of your time asking your child, "Are you listening to me?" (The answer, by the way, is almost always 'no.' Children have much better things going on than listening to their mother.) One way to improve your child's hearing may be to give them music lessons....more

The Soundtrack of My Life

I’ve often wondered what songs I’d include on the soundtrack if someone made a movie of my life.Not that any movie producer or screenwriter is looking at my life and thinking “Hey, you know what would make a GREAT movie? An aging stay-at-home mom who’s lost her mojo and can’t seem to shake the holiday weight she put on in 2011.”Besides, who the heck would want to play that role?...more

Jamaican Music: Tessanne Chin Live at 7 interview, about NBC The Voice

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2013, Denise N. Fyffe...more

Lana Del Rey “Born to Die” Album Review

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Dixie Chicks Concert Review

Yesterday I went to a concert — a Dixie Chicks concert.  They’ve taken a lot of media flack throughout their careers, most of which I’m not entirely sure was warranted.They got a lot of flack as musicians and as people for their history.  But you know what?  I reject all of the flack....more

Remembering Lou Reed

SadhviI grew up in the 60's and 70's, where music ruled my life.  Singing along to Lou Reed's, "Hey Babe, take a walk on the wild side"<...more

Stupid Song, Stuck in my Head

They played a Kid Rock song on the radio on my drive home today. And then it got stuck in my head. Which was especially frustrating because the only cure for me when I get a song stuck in my head is to listen to it. Which means I had to look up a Kid Rock/Sheryl Crow duet and play it. I was worried that Ross would make fun of me for it, because I know him and that's what he does, but this was serious! I really didn't think I could handle having that stupid chorus stuck on repeat in my head for the rest of the night....more

Day 7 - NaBloPoMo - A Life Moved by Music - November 7, 2013

I was hoping to "cheat" today and merely post an outstanding photo of something or someone, write a little quip and be off to do the hundred things I need to do today, but, oh, no, not me!  I had to stop by Word Press' Daily Post, just in case something interesting might truly validate an honest effort to write something today, and there it was, jumping out at me, "Moved by Music."  I knew in an instant, I had to honor this subject by writing a little more than just a quick quip....more

September Mixtape and a little Drooling

Only slightly late ;) Here's what I listened to in September. The Avett Brothers song was on CONSTANT REPEAT. It very well might be the best song I've ever, EVER heard. I'm not just saying that because Scott Avett is a hottie (but he is - LOOK!) ... Read more at Julie101. ...more

Moved by Music

“Music is the universal language of mankind.” ...more