In anticipation of my upcoming trip to Europe, I wanted to spend my last couple Song of the Day posts featuring at least some European music. Here’s a tune by Belgian deejay/producer Stromae last May. The song, whose title means, “dad, where are you?,” is sung in French and was an international dance smash just … More Song of the Day – Papaotai – Stromae
If you don’t follow George Takei on either Facebook or Twitter, then I ask what rock are you living under? The former Star Trek actor, who just happens to be a P.L.U. (people like us!), has made quite a name for himself as one of THE masters of social media. With all sorts of funny … More George Takei’s Truth on Indiana’s “Religious Freedom Law”
I’ve been wanting to post this one for awhile. After a lengthy absence from the music world, Wyclef Jean is back and I’m loving it. This is the lead single off of his upcoming seventh album, and it features the talents of Swedish deejay/producer extraordinaire Avicii. The song was commissioned by the Coca Cola company … More Divine Sorrow – Wyclef Jean, featuring Avicii
I’m on an email list for the Grove Hotel in Cherry Grove, the one that was decimated by the fire the other night. As I read it, I thought it would be a good thing to share it, so here’s the email… Esteemed Guests and Patrons, This has been a difficult time for our Ice … More A Message from the Grove Hotel
Last Wednesday was a long day, but a great one. You see, I like to take one big field trip every year with my students, usually somewhere in New York City, and this year’s trip was the coolest ever. Past trips have included visits to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, a Central Park … More A Most Memorable Field Trip!
I am really digging British singer/songwriter Ella Henderson. Here’s the follow-up to her debut single, Ghost, from her debut album, Chapter One, and it’s a nice, smooth track that’s perfect for a relaxing Sunday. Check out Mirror Man…
I heard on one review of Rebel Heart that Inside Out was a throwaway song, and I wouldn’t necessarily say that, though the song almost surely won’t be any sort of hit. The tune is mid-tempo and a bit of a snoozer and it was most certainly meant to be filler. Honestly, in my daily … More Madonna’s “Rebel Heart” Track Reviews: Inside Out