Tristan Prettyman is All Love Love LOVE!


In case you don’t know who Tristan Prettyman is, or the song to which I’m referring, here’s a link: Love Love Love.

I love this picture that she posted this morning, a thank you note from a couple who met at one of her concerts. Life  is all about connecting people and making lives better. Good job, T$!!! 😀

T$ = <3

Kanye West – “People Look At Me Like I’m Hitler”


I think this comparison could have easily been avoided with a little bit more careful consideration with regards to personal style…

Kanye West - People Look At Me Like I'm Hitler

It's Chaplin! It's Hitler! No....It's KANYE!!!!

Happy Mother’s Day


Enjoy this little Mother’s Day Gift – a video of “I Will Still Be Loving You” by David Ryan Harris. Like many of DRH’s songs, I dare you not to cry by the end! 😀

Discussing Bands on Indie Labels – We Get It Already! You’re Hip!


This photo definitely reminds me of some people I know – hopefully people wouldn’t say the same about me! LOL

Matt Nathanson on Don’t Forget the Lyrics – I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues


If you read this blog, it’s not a secret to you how much I adore Matt Nathanson. I’ve flown to both Chicago and Massachusetts to see him play, for God’s sake!

Well, if you ever had any doubts why that might be…allow me to present the following:

Matt Nathanson performing Elton John’s I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues on Don’t Forget the Lyrics.

Just. Awesome.

Caitlin Crosby’s Awesome “Embrace Your Flawz” Video


I love people who are passionate about their projects, and that definitely describes Caitlin Crosby‘s three year quest to record the footage for the following video, and create it.

Caitlin (along with United States of Tara actress Brie Larson) is the driving force behind, a budding movement to promote body image celebration, not just among teenage girls as such pushes often focus on, but along the entire spectrum of age and gender.

This is a subject that is close to her heart, and a theme that can be seen throughout her songwriting – like in another of her popular songs, “Imperfect is the New Perfect.”

Take a look at the video – it’s really great.  Very inspiring!  And while you’re at it – Love Your Flawz! 😀

PS22 Chorus – Viva La Vida by Coldplay


This is my favorite of the PS22 Chorus videos.  And I don’t even like Coldplay!  In fact, I like the PS22 version of this song quite a bit better than the original. 😛


Dorn. He’s the Next Big Thing. You Heard It Here First.


So, if you’re into music and the internet, or even only one of the two, chances are you’ve heard of Bravo’s new show they’re casting for right now, called Hitmakers.  They’re looking for well-rounded artists, as opposed to American Idol who are looking primarily for singers.  Hitmakers wants people who can also write, produce, play instruments – the whole package.

Well, I was watching some of the audition tapes online, and I think I have found their winner.  Seriously, people.  Why even have a show?

Dorn is the epitome of the phrase “the whole package.”  From his unique fashion styling to his lyrical genius to his wall-o’-guitars, dude has it going on.

Don’t take my word for it.  See for yourself.

I give you….the man, the myth, the legend…..DORN:

Diane Birch’s Bible Belt Knocks My Socks Off


I bought my Dad Diane Birch’s debut CD “Bible Belt” for Christmas, which was why I haven’t written about it here sooner. I didn’t want him reading about it and going out and buying it.

I have to say, though – this CD tops my list for most incredible and surprising music of 2009. Birch’s voice is reminiscent of the 1970s songstresses I grew up listening to – she’s like a cross between Carole King and Janis Joplin – and her melodies call up images of Carole King as well, and of Burt Bacharach at his best.

Not only that, but she has the maturity and melodic awareness to realize that using horns throughout her music is a smart choice. It adds depth and layers and brightness to the songs, making some of them remind me of Chicago in their heydey, or of Blood Sweat and Tears.

Being a debut effort from a very young artist, it’s not surprising that the CD is a little uneven, with high points of brilliance (Nothing But a Miracle, Fools, Photograph) and low points of fairly pedestrian offerings (Valentino). However, those flashes of brilliance  cause me to predict that in 30, 40, and even 50 years – Diane Birch will transcend her peers – she won’t be a has-been, she’ll be a legend.

Brittany Murphy’s Death – What a Shocker!


I can’t believe Brittany Murphy is dead. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like she was great or anything – but she was cute, and she seemed nice, if a little ditzy.

A lot of people didn’t know she had a pretty good singing voice, in addition to her acting. Take a look at this video from the 2002 MTV Movie Awards. She sings at 2:30.

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