There's so much tearing down out there. Women, men, older people, children--non of us are immune to hurtful and angry words. I'm craving something positive! So, naturally I turn to music to give me some solace. Here's a song that tells you to be proud of who you are. You are beautiful--just the way you are. Focus on being a good person. That's beauty--that's the light that shines within.…Continue
Added by Maria E on October 11, 2016 at 3:23pm — No Comments
Saturday night Canada was basically closed.
Okay, not really, but the country pretty much came to a three hour standstill while we all cried tears of joy and sadness as we watched the live broadcast of The Tragically Hip's last concert. It was bittersweet, bringing a wide range of emotions to most of us.
Added by Vanessa Hawerchuk on August 22, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments
When people think of theme music for an animated cartoon, most probably don't think too much about the artists making the music. If it's catchy, it may get you singing it under your breath at weird moments of the day. And if other people are around you, they may ask, "What song is that?" And then you have to mutter, "oh...it's from...um...Lego Ninjago". "The what?", they'll probably say. Here, let me show you....…Continue
Added by Maria E on July 27, 2016 at 3:20pm — No Comments
Music inspires. When the stars of Broadway united to record "What the World Needs Now is Love" I felt so proud of them. That's what it means to use your gifts for good. It's a beautiful song--simple & strong. This terrible cycle of violence must end...Love. Must. Prevail.
Added by Maria E on June 27, 2016 at 2:42pm — No Comments
When you hear the term "violinist" or think of the violin, who/what do you picture? Amazing music is amazing music & always worth sharing!
Added by Maria E on May 25, 2016 at 12:37pm — No Comments
My youngest son was doing a survey of some sort as part of an assignment in his class. So he asked me what my favorite song is. I had to take a minute because I have SO many favorite songs & they change constantly since I love Pop Songs & listen to the radio regularly. After a minute I chose "Where is the Love" by the Black Eyed Peas. It sums up so much about the world and the endless struggles for everyone to just be kind to one another. As I see people I care about deal with…Continue
Added by Maria E on April 27, 2016 at 3:28pm — No Comments
I'm just a regular person from SoCal who loves to be entertained and genuinely enjoys Pop Music and all the hoopla that surrounds it. I LOVE the Grammys & most of the artists. I don't enjoy all the genres but I have mad respect for all the performers--takes guts to put your heart & soul on a stage & be open to love or criticism. Congratulations to ALL of you! The following are my own personal reflections & opinions.…Continue
Added by Maria E on February 16, 2016 at 3:21pm — No Comments
I'd like to wish everyone the many Blessings of the Holidays. Whether it's Christmas you celebrate or any of the numerous celebrations going on during this time, may you feel the love that surrounds you.Continue
Added by Maria E on December 24, 2015 at 10:55am — No Comments
Music is a natural and living breathing entity in my family's life. I'm not a musician myself but I love listening to my favorite pop songs. And I'm lucky enough to call myself a Musicians' Mom. Both my boys play instruments: My 12 year old is a talented bass player and my 9 year old plays the keyboard.
Added by Maria E on September 5, 2015 at 12:28pm — No Comments
Folk music, also sometimes known as world music or traditional music, can have a lot of cultural significance apart from the usual entertainment that music brings. Whereas there is no consensus as to what folk music is or is not, most people agree that the term was coined in the mid-19th century to describe music ‘of the people’.
It is also quite widely agreed that it was music that was meant to entertain and pass information in an age where books, TV and radios were not…Continue
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As a mom that produces music from my home studio, I have been known to sport a special hairstyle I call, “headphone hair.” It’s hard to describe but there’s a unique shape the hair takes on from a day of recording. We’ve all been known to sport that “hat hair” look but when you wear headphones for hours on end it’s a special look of it’s own. Recording is such a timeless venture. One guitar track can take hours and once I dive into the process I’m usually sucked in for the…Continue
Added by Amy Liz Wigton on May 14, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
One of the many hats I wear is “preschool music teacher.” In my music classes there are those kids that simply have to be heard. I see that star fire in their eyes and on their faces. They simply need to stand out, shine and share it with everyone!
I understand this. When I was 5, my dad took my brothers and I to a big theater in Cleveland, Ohio to see Captain Kangaroo live and on stage, along with his side kicks, Mr. Green Jeans and the Dancing Bear. It was all very exciting and it…Continue
Added by Amy Liz Wigton on May 12, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
My first preschool music gig was at my son’s school Miss Sandies when he was 4 years old. I was so excited to be able to sing some fun songs with my son’s classmates, and especially with my son! That day we had music time outside since it was a beautiful spring morning. Out comes my son’s class all excited and they situate themselves on the picnic tables. We began with a good ol’ round of ABC’s and their sweet voices filled the air. Pure joy was written all over their faces as they bounced…Continue
Added by Amy Liz Wigton on May 11, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
Added by Heather Jones on January 31, 2011 at 10:51am — No Comments
This is from my friend Patrice Moerman who is part of the MAMAPALOOZA Festival in Washington DC. I think so many of us struggle to be 'Good Moms', but sometimes it's hard to combine our passion with our mothering. The MAMABLOGGER365 series examines these issues and attempts to answer the question(s) 'What is a mother' and what are the issues mothers face'. All while raising awareness for the brand new 'Museum Of Motherhood'. -- Would love your input, help, participation and friendship.…Continue
Added by Teva Dellabalma on November 14, 2010 at 8:35pm — No Comments
Don’t tell me that when you listen to this you are not back in some sort of late eighties. Everything brings me back: the tune, video, lyrics, the HAIR… Almost a kind of Roxette revisited,…Continue
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Ingrid and Mat
First of all, I’m not much of a music blogger, but since I love Ingrid Michaelson so much I figured I’d agree to blog about the amazing concert I went to see her perform on Friday March 19th at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia.
I first heard both Mat Kearney and Ingrid Michaelson on the TV show Grey’s Anatomy, and were both on one of the Grey’s Anatomy soundtrack CDs (I…
Added by Nikola Hartmann on March 25, 2010 at 12:13pm — No Comments