Legacy: Amy Winehouse…Another Dead Rock And Roll Cliché

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

Music Box: 2Cellos – Cello, I Love You

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

Music Box: Presidential Debate (Nashville Edition)

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)

Music Box Report Card: The Worst Albums of 2005

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

Music Box Report Card: The Best Albums of 2005

I figure I’d give this whole blogging thing a whirl – so many people are doing it, so I figure, what the hell. And what a perfect time, too! I’m sitting here, at home, fading into perpetual boredom, out on 6 weeks medical leave for a meniscus problem. So how better to bide my time … Continue reading Music Box Report Card: The Best Albums of 2005