Christmas Flashmob – Ding Dong Merrily On High


Handbells! Irish dancing! Waving arms! Incognito directors in USU sweatshirts! People who love to sing and dance and perform as much as I do! The American Festival Chorus pulled off this awesome Christmas flashmob on Black Friday. One of my blogging idols, Loralee Choate, is a part of the AFC. She came up with the […]

Flashback Friday – “Joyride” by Roxette


“Hello, you fool, I love you – Come on join the Joyride!” Admit it….when you hear it on the radio, you sing along. “Joyride” by Roxette was tearing up the radio airwaves in 1991 with rocking guitar riffs and “whistling a private tune.” Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle eased their way onto the radio scene […]

Flashback Friday: “Losing My Religion” by REM


Sometimes I feel like I’m turning into an old crotchety parent. I’m 31, but I routinely listen to music from the last 5 decades. My daughter Rosie is growing up faster than I can deal with, and recently she told me that she doesn’t always want to listen to my usual radio station. I stopped […]

Meeting Keane, and other brushes with stardom in 2009


If you’ve read my blog for any amount of time, you know that I love going to concerts, symphonies, operas, plays, and musicals. My favorite concert of 2009 was Keane at the Hollywood Palladium (with Mat Kearney as the opener). My “bosom friend” Esther treated me to my ticket for my birthday, and we met […]