2009: Holiday Albums

I didn’t buy any new holiday music this year, but here are some of my favorites (in no particular order) in case you’re looking for something different. 2009: HOLIDAY ALBUMS Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas (Ella Fitzgerald) What’s not to love about Ella Fitzgerald? She infuses this collection of classics with such jazzy joy …

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Desert Music!

As everyone knows, a new project calls for a new playlist! (Don’t you just love good justifications for buying new music?) I’m looking for music that evokes a desert theme, preferably epic and sweeping. Horse-inspired music would also work. Think Laurence of Arabia, The Blue Sword, and one of my favorite musicals, The Desert Song. …

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Why We Grieve

One of the things I find most distressing about Michael Jackson’s death is the way in which people criticize and condemn the way other people grieve. I cried when Octavia Butler died. I’d never met her or even seen her in person, yet I cried. Sobbed, actually, and not even just once. This woman’s books …

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New Patty Griffin album called Children Running Through releasing on February 6th! And an NPR interview with Patty later today! *squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!* Oh, happy Friday indeed!