music

Know your place, girlies!

by meanlouise February 17, 2014 music

update at the bottom of the post, edits made at 1:53 p.m. Somehow, through some wrinkle in the space-time continuum, many of my friends have tween or teenagers. Most of them being at least middle class, they play musical instruments. Some have formed or joined bands. In addition to learning all the stuff that goes […]

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Elvis Died for Your Sins, redux

by meanlouise August 16, 2013 music

I’m at ScienceOnline Climate so I probably won’t have much time for blogging, so here’s a rerun because I couldn’t let this day go unremarked upon. Elvis Died for Your Sins.

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Jim Croce cover band

by meanlouise May 31, 2013 academia

When I was a kid, our next door neighbors had a Hammond organ. They used to let me play it but their sheet music selection was pretty limited. Very limited. Let’s put it this way: if you ever form a Jim Croce cover band and need some funky organ breaks for “Time in a Bottle,” […]

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American Psycho: the Huey Lewis + Weird Al edition

by meanlouise April 3, 2013 movies

Mary Harron’s brilliant, disturbing, satirical movie, American Psycho, contains a now-iconic scene where Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) holds forth on Huey Lewis and the News before killing an associate with an axe. Sorry if that’s a spoiler, but there’s really no other way to warn you that this clip contains gratuitous and potentially upsetting scenes […]

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Like a Lovecraftian heroine, I find myself coated in slime

by meanlouise October 3, 2012 books + libraries

[embedded video: coughs & sneezes] I can’t recall ever being sneezed on. Not by another human being, anyway. Horses, dogs and cats? Yes. Another person? No. Not until Friday night. I was minding my own business, sitting in the front row of a packed concert hall, listening to Neil Gaiman speak at George Mason University’s […]

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Get Focused

by meanlouise February 13, 2012 art

The nice folks from the Future of Music Coalition are spreading the word about a paid focus group this week: Are you a musician, visual artist, dancer, actor, filmmaker or other artist living in the DC area? Are you interested in making $50? If you answered YES to both questions, we invite you to participate […]

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Kristen, call me, we can get married in California now!

by meanlouise February 8, 2012 music
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MTV

by meanlouise August 1, 2011 music

In the summer of 1981 my brother and I spent a lot of time at our cousins house. They had a TV. And cable. And they were cool. And on August 1st, they got MTV. And they got to stay up as late as they wanted, so we all watched it’s debut. [embedded video] I […]

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Don’t bore us, get to the chorus

by meanlouise February 17, 2011 music

Another reason Dave Grohl continues to be my personal savior: Link courtesy of Husband

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The hidden jazz of Metro escalators

by meanlouise January 14, 2011 DMV

Haha! I’m not the only one who hears the secret jazz in the screech of the Metro’s escalators. There’s a remix the metro contest associated with that article, but it doesn’t include Archives/Navy Memorial.

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