Tagged: music

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Free in DC: Sunday Concerts at NBM

Just this weekend, friends and I were discussing how odd it is that non-free museums decided to open in DC given the large number of free Smithsonian facilities. And while The National Building Museum is no longer free, they have...

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in DC: A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas listening party, that is! All of Guaraldi’s music for the various Charlie Brown specials is amazing, but the Christmas album is one that I will listen to any time of the year without ever thinking it’s...

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music: Christmas Midgets

Every year, in my efforts to maintain a Very Swank Holiday®, I’ll often try and track down some of the lesser known Christmas/Holiday albums that have fallen by the wayside. Usually these are much older than my current find, but I am pleased to have discovered Christmas Midgets by The Found Sound Orchestra…

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video: um, what’s that number?

It’s inescapable and undeniable, this whole Call Me Maybe song thing. I avoided hearing it for the longest time, and when I finally did, I thought “This is some perfectly crafted pop, right here. Well done.” Little did I know...

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music: Elysium

It’s been three years since Pet Shop Boys brought us something new and the forthcoming album “Elysium” is proving to be well worth the wait.

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quotes: Honey, you need to eat!

Miranda Lambert. “Really skinny actresses make me hungry—I see them and think, Honey, you need to eat! I’m lucky I don’t have to live like that.”

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music: Happy Pandora Holidays!

Since making the switch to a car-free lifestyle, the one odd thing I noticed most in conversation is how much I don’t hear what’s on the radio anymore. Co-workers will come in telling me of morning shows or ads and...

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metro: platform or runway?

*taps mic* Is this thing on? Anyone still out there? Yeah, it’s been a while, but between indulging in birthday shenanigans, and sorta realizing that I’m not as able to recover from birthday shenanigans as I once was, I needed...

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video: Mellow Brick Road

If you had to explain the plot of The Wizard of Oz in under 5 minutes, could you do it? Well that’s what the winner of Pogo’s “video response” competition to their “Mellow Brick Road” mix managed to do. Pogo...

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events: Rock ‘n’ Roar

The 80s never die… we just fail to admit they ever existed. Except when it comes to music and I am sorely tempted by the upcoming Rock ‘n’ Roar event at The National Zoo next month: Come hear the B-52s...

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weird al: Alpocalypse

Now that the so-called kerfuffle with Lady Gaga is over and done, Weird Al’s latest album Alpocalypse is out next week on June 21. I’ve never been a die-hard Weird Al fan. I loved him in the 80s, but who didn’t?

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music monday: Lisa Stansfield

Happy birthday Lisa Stansfield! My introduction to British Blue-Eyed Soul with her well-known single All Around The World. There are few artists like her that, no matter what they put out, I’ll buy it.

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RIP: Loleatta Holloway, 1946-2011

Some sad news if you’re a lover of Disco and/or House music–or even just Disco/House Divas. Loleatta Holloway, best known for “Love Sensation,” passed away at the age of 64 after a period of poor health.

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cancer: tired of talking about it?

I was recently asked a question that no one’s asked me before about my cancer & treatment: Are you tired of talking about it yet? Short answer: no. Long answer: nooooooo. 🙂

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video: Mashup in the TARDIS

While reeling this morning from the total and utter lack of snow last night, I sought solace in YouTube… as one does. Today’s diversion? Doctor Who title sequence mashups.