Come with Us, a Saturday Song with Sophie

Sophie Ellis-Bextor is back! Her new album Familia was released in September, with this as the first single. “In a hazy state of mind you’ll believe this stuff.” Appropriate timing, I think. Related articles Saturday Songs with Sophie Ellis-Bextor and the New Radicals Saturday Songs with Vampires Saturday Song, Cleopatra Part 2

Saturday Song, Sibling Style

I’m trying to concentrate on putting my set list together for tomorrow’s poetry reading, hoping to bring those wonderful, beautiful people from my old home town some words that they haven’t already heard me read before. Of course, I keep finding myself distracted, and the current political climate doesn’t help. So, let’s turn to some…

Oh Holy Puddles, Christmas Songs with Puddles Pity Party

I suppose some may think this sacrilegious, but dang, doesn’t that big clown have pipes! And the band is pretty slick too. If you’ve been around this blog for a while, you’ve seen this clown before. Now I’ve heard some folks complain that the singer here does not need this “gimmick” to make an impression,…

Christmas Songs, Annie Lennox

Well, it’s been more than a month. The new house is mostly set up; the new job is going well. I miss my boys, and can hardly wait to see them for Christmas. Hopefully they won’t give me any spoilers for the new Star Wars movie, which they have seen already.  “Spoilers,” that word reminds…

Music Monday with EELS, Part 1

Twenty one days ago I made some enigmatic statements here about certain aspects of life being “up in the air,” and other aspects of life just being down, dirty, and difficult. A person gets tired. I think I’m handling myself well, for the most part, as well as I can, but I apologize, dear reader…

Saturday Songs with Sophie Ellis-Bextor and the New Radicals

As we were inching closer to midnight, and therefore Saturday, Brian was prepping for a little visit to Philadelphia, a couple of hours away, by producing a “mixtape” for the drive. Something has him on a Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Gregg Alexander kick right now. I woke up early this morning to find him wide awake…