Friday, February 5, 2010

What Is This Baby Doing to Me?

I want to listen to the newest Spoon or Clipse, or even the edgier new Corinne Bailey Rae. I really do. But my 34+ week pregnant neurological system can't seem to take anything but Beethoven today. Not that there's anything wrong with fur Elise or Moonlight Sonata; they're beautiful. I just cannot tell you the last time I actively sought them out on Rhapsody or iTunes.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Hope For Haiti Now Album on iTunes

It's only $7.99 on iTunes and 100% of the album (and single) sale proceeds go to top funds/orgs benefiting the Haiti relief effort. There are some really stellar, heartfelt performances. My favs include: John Legend's version of "Motherless Chile", Mary J. Blige's version of "Hard Times Come Again No More", Justin Timberlake's rendition of "Hallelujah", and Beyonce's "Halo". 8 bucks to the relief AND you get some honestly great songs? Just go buy it already.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Ke$ha on NPR

The NPR dude sounds so out of his element it's embarassing, but the brief interview was interesting.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Fela! And Unborn Baby & Music - Thanks to IceChewer

R-FEW talking to The Ice Chewer on FB:

R-FEW: I'm sorry - since being pregnant (yep, a little one coming in March!), I haven't had any time to blog. I saw Fela! when it was off-broadway, though, and really enjoyed it. The music is amazing (Antibalas definitely helps with that), and with Bill T. Jones, you know the movement is cool too. Did you see it?

ICE CHEWER: Did not see it yet. Just saw the interview of Jones on Colbert. You have a good excuse to take a break. But once the baby is born, you will have the joy of blogging about baby music.

R-FEW: Cool article! I've already had to shift what I've been playing a bit. The baby kicks a lot with anything overly loud/cacophonous. I worry that the kicks might be in protest, so I generally just switch. :(

ICE CHEWER: It's not protest. It's dancing. Btw, what you just wrote can make a great R-few post.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Things We Can No Longer Say

The band They Might Be Giants forbids the usage of the following phrases. Ha! My own additions are at the end -- repeat offenders I know well will remain nameless ;) (you know who you are, and I do love you anyway...).

too much information
off the hook
that's what (s)he said
my bad
game changer
that's how we roll
I can't work under these conditions
playing the (whatever) card
throw under the bus
drinking the kool-aid
phone tag
don't go there
it's all good
it is what it is
talk to the hand
think outside the box
off the reservation
oh no you didn't
I threw up a little in my mouth
one hundred and ten percent
no worries*
jumped the shark
voted off the island
(anything) on acid
(anything) from hell
(anything) on steroids
literally (unless it's actually used properly)

Of course the list itself is now on the list.

*No worries enjoys a unique “workplace dispensation” where it can be used with a co-worker to help decompress a work situation.

My additions:
beats a sharp stick in the eye
whatever used as an exclamation(or whatev, or even worse... whatevs)
at the end of the day
the net-net is...
for real
open the kimono (I absolutely DETEST this one)
double-click on

Monday, June 8, 2009


Saw In the Heights last Friday night, and I swear I've been singing about these flavored ices ever since. I kind of have a Bubbles-like crush on Eliseo Roman the Piragua Guy. The whole show was fantastic - you have to go see it!

Legen... wait for it... dary!