Music Box: Mariah Carey, Jimmy Fallon and the Roots

As someone who staunchly believes that her nearly 20-year old Christmas collection is the album of her career (the only completely - hell, possibly remotely - listenable one), I wasn't sure what to expect, but what a delightful surprise! Leave it to Jimmy Fallon and the great Roots to add some extra Yuletide cheer by … Continue reading Music Box: Mariah Carey, Jimmy Fallon and the Roots

Music Box Report Card: 2009 ~ La Belle…et La Betes…

Hasn't been a stellar year for CDs. Well, rather than blame the output, I'll blame myself.  It hasn't been a year I've spent hunting or gathering or submerging myself in new music. Whereas, in any given year, I'd hear hundreds of new releases, I've barely reached the one hundred mark in 2009.  And the copious amount of … Continue reading Music Box Report Card: 2009 ~ La Belle…et La Betes…

Music Box: On The 6th Day Of (Jeffrey)Christ-mas…

We can forgive Talyor Momsen (pictured here as Cindy Lou Who) for HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS. But GOSSIP GIRL? Not so much. ...Jeffrey gave to you… "Where Are You Christmas” by (gads!) Faith Hill. Now, I realize I just might be losing any musical credibility and trust I’ve gained over the years; I mean, I expect … Continue reading Music Box: On The 6th Day Of (Jeffrey)Christ-mas…

Music Box: On The 2nd Day Of (Jeffrey)Christ-mas…

The Christian ~ D'Onofrio Residence, December 2008 **** ...Jeffrey gives to you...something he, himself, is totally bamboozled by - Mariah Carey's “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing/Gloria (In Excelsis Deo)”. It’s a personal opinion, of course (and for years I was in the minority, though not so much anymore), but there hasn’t been a listenable album in … Continue reading Music Box: On The 2nd Day Of (Jeffrey)Christ-mas…