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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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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"It's so white, Sarah Palin just named it her running mate for 2012."

by meanlouise January 7, 2011 music

Have you been following Maura Johnston and Christopher R. Weingarten’s countdown of the 20 worst songs of 2010 over at the Village Voice? If not, now’s your chance to catch up. It’s worthy if only for the lengthy screed about their choice for #1 (worst) song, Train’s “Soul Sister.” “Hey Soul Sister” is an orgy […]

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Apple's Beatles backslapping

by meanlouise November 16, 2010 music

By now you’ve probably heard that Apple made a big fucking deal over their “unveiling” of an authorized Beatles catalog available as digital downloads. I try not to fawn in obsessively creepy ways when he attends a pho dinner, but I think the Washington Post’s Faster Forward columnist Rob Pegoraro is an excellent tech journalist. […]

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Bonerama tells you what you missed Monday night

by meanlouise October 7, 2010 music

The benefit concert for Dear New Orleans Monday night at the Black Cat was fantastically fun. New Orleans legends Bonerama played house band and they’ve posted a summary of the night on their blog. Joining them onstage: Jean Cook (Beauty Pill), Jenny Toomey (Tsunami) Tim Quirk (Too Much Joy/Wonderlick), Alex Maiolo, Mike Mills (REM), Damian […]

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Lawrence Welk presents "a modern spiritual" by Gail and Dale

by meanlouise September 5, 2010 music

Don’t you love that little coughing fit during the introduction? I’ve been meaning to blog this forever and Husband reminded me about it while reading the hilarious article, “Songs About Pot: A Proposition 19 Playlist” at The Atlantic.

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The music of Lost

by meanlouise May 23, 2010 television

In honor of the series finale of Lost tonight, here’s a brief video of composer Michael Giacchino: Via

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Artomatic Happy Hour & May Metro Music Source networking event

by meanlouise May 18, 2010 artomatic

Wednesday the 19th brings the return of the Artomatic Happy Hour: Artomatic Happy Hour Wednesday, May 19 5pm – 7pm Bistro Bistro 1727 Connecticut Ave, NW Also on Wednesday, Dave Mallen, founder of Innovation Station Music, hosts a monthly music business networking event at Whitlows on Wilson. I’m super-lazy today so I’m going to copy/paste […]

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