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: 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…)