Music Box: The Voice Perform Leonard Cohen

After this week's searing, fiery tears of unfathomable horror, I stayed away from FB and Twitter for the most part. I didn't want to get angry at those who posted incessant streams of religious-themed "prayers" (in the history of the world, prayer has never - ever - helped anything other than the emotions of the … Continue reading Music Box: The Voice Perform Leonard Cohen

Music Box: The Incredible Shrinking Women

***** I've always hated Christina Aguilera's histrionic melismatics and pretentious, over-the-top trilling, so when she flubbed the lyrics to the "The Star Spangled Banner" a few months back during the Super Bowl, as funny as it was, her memory lapse didn't offend me as much as the overall performance did (there's rarely a half-note she … Continue reading Music Box: The Incredible Shrinking Women

Music Box: The Star Spangled Blunder

  So much hullabaloo online today regarding Christina Aguilera’s Super Bowl rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner”. You'da thunk she gave the middle finger to the President or took a shit on the Constitution (what, she’s not a Tea Bagger or the previous President’s administration!). As someone who loathes Aguilera's usual sonic assault on the … Continue reading Music Box: The Star Spangled Blunder

Music Box Report Card: Baker’s Dozen 2010 – The Beauties (…and the Beasts…)

When it comes to music - as well as other art forms - I often depend on trusted sources to enlighten me. Friends, of course, are key. I'll also spelunk the internet, read music journalists I admire, and even browse iTunes - all to turn me on to something new and exciting. The fact that … Continue reading Music Box Report Card: Baker’s Dozen 2010 – The Beauties (…and the Beasts…)