Friday Faves: OK to NOT be OK Edition

How are you doing?  By that I mean, how are you *really* doing?  Yesterday the receptionist at one of my doctor’s office (two appointments with doctors in one!!!) asked me this question and I was tired, tearful, and a plain ol’ mess.  I thought about saying, “OK,” which would have been a bold-faced lie.  IContinue reading “Friday Faves: OK to NOT be OK Edition”

Friday Faves: Snow Globe Living Edition

I’ve been going back and forth on bringing back Friday Faves.  Am I ready?  What if I do it this Friday and not next Friday?  I mean, do I even have any readers left besides my mother?  Then I thought, if you write it, they will come. So I fooled around on Facebook for aContinue reading “Friday Faves: Snow Globe Living Edition”

Friday Faves: Midnight Oil Edition

It’s Friday, which can only mean one thing, time for Friday Faves!  Can you just feel the excitement building?  I can’t because it’s past midnight and Cassie the Peekapoo is snoring on the floor next to me.  However, I will burn the midnight oil so you can have your Friday Faves bright and early thisContinue reading “Friday Faves: Midnight Oil Edition”

Download Jenny & Tyler’s FAINT NOT for FREE on NoiseTrade!

When Jenn at Mixtus Media sent me a VPK (that’s “Virtual Press Kit”) for husband/wife duo Jenny & Tyler, I totally flipped out…in a good way.  A rare blend of indie folk, their music is hard to describe, yet delightful to the ears.  For one week and one week only, Jenny & Tyler are offeringContinue reading “Download Jenny & Tyler’s FAINT NOT for FREE on NoiseTrade!”

Christmas Un-Wrapped with Alli Rogers

Since giving birth to a bouncing baby boy, life has changed for singer/songwriter Alli Rogers travels with a guitar in one hand and a diaper bag in the other.  Still, Alli wouldn’t change it for the world—dearly loving music and her family.  Alli’s newly released Christmas album, The Silent Stars, is a beautiful addition toContinue reading “Christmas Un-Wrapped with Alli Rogers”

Derek Webb:: The Cure for Stockholm Syndrome

If you thought Derek Webb was controversial before, you should have seen Stockholm Syndrome’s pre-release showdown.  Would INO Records release his song “What Matters Most” even though it contained profanity?  Would Derek Webb allow the album to be released without the song (or the song without the swear words)?  As it so happened, a compromiseContinue reading “Derek Webb:: The Cure for Stockholm Syndrome”

Concert Review :: Derek Webb

By Amy Sondova While my list of favorite bands and artists grows ever longer, there is one man who has remained at the top since his solo album debut in 2003—that man is Derek Webb. She Must and Shall Go Free rocked my sensibilities about what should and should not be said in songs byContinue reading “Concert Review :: Derek Webb”