I can't remember the last time a song made me cry, but toward the end of Mike Acerbo’s evocative, engrossing CD, THE SEARCH, it happens. "Robbie" chronicles Acerbo's soul-kept memories of his childhood best friend, who drowned in the Delaware river when he was in his early teens. But the images this poet evokes bear … Continue reading Music Box: Mike Acerbo’s THE SEARCH
Amy Winehouse died this past week and the real grief is in the knowledge that no one was surprised at all. As of this writing the cause of death was still undetermined, but lest we fool ourselves, is there really any wonder? Winehouse - whose breakthrough (2006's BACK TO BLACK) cemented the route for other … Continue reading Legacy: Amy Winehouse…Another Dead Rock And Roll Cliché
Some of the most profoundly poignant, hauntingly beautiful pieces of music I’ve had the trembling pleasure of hearing have come from the cello. It’s the closest a musical instrument has ever come to the innate cries of the human heart, and I can say (even as an atheist) that if there is a god, surely … Continue reading Music Box: 2Cellos – Cello, I Love You
What's more wondrous than a beautiful, modern Rob lip-syncing in his underwear to Michael Buble? How about a beautiful, classic Rob lip-syncing to Tom Waits circa 1982? Yep. Still mine.
I know it appears that, seemingly, My New Boyfriend is morphing from a momentary place for hilarity and levity to a political ranting pit stop. My apologies, but I can't deter my passions sometimes. So, to even things out, here's a juxtaposition of both. Here, in 3 minutes, is last night's Nashville Presidential debate/song and … Continue reading Music Box: Presidential Debate (Nashville Edition)
Here's a sorta "duet" between Rob and Mary Jane ~ she always brings out the best in my baby ~ performing Michael Buble's "Fever". Is there any reason to wonder why I tolerate love him (Rob, not Buble)? Yep, ladies and gents. He's all mine. Who's crying now?
Last week I posted my favorite CDs of 2005. And while it’s a hard task (I mean, who wants to intentionally revisit painful memories?), here are the worst musical experiences of my 2005. 1 IL DIVO Il Divo So, Simon Cowell searches the globe for the best opera singers he could find and all we … Continue reading Music Box Report Card: The Worst Albums of 2005