Category Archives: Music

December 28

My New Addiction – Pwr Bttm

So my best friend came to visit last week and introduced me to Pwr Bttm. The band is utterly exquisite and absolutely unapologetic in pushing boundaries. Actually, I take that back. There are no boundaries. Whatever comes to mind is game. My favorite song so far… “I wanna boi.” So check it out and tell me […]

June 02

Song of the Day: Charlie Puth featuring Meghan Trainor “Marvin Gaye”

One of my favorite music videos this year is “Marvin Gaye” by Charlie Puth and Meghan Trainor. It is the debut America single by Puth and the song would put anyone in the mood. Check out the video above and the lyrics are listed below. Let’s Marvin Gaye and get it on You got the […]

January 08

The Vamps Take On “Oh Cecilia”

Check out my new favorite cover.  “Cecilia” is a song written by American musician Paul Simon. It was first recorded by Simon & Garfunkel for their fifth studio album Bridge over Troubled Water (1970). The song is generally interpreted as a lament over a capricious lover who causes both anguish and jubilation to the singer. […]

January 04

Song of the Day: Book Of Love – “Boy”

Friends since high school, Ted and Susan Ottaviano (who share the same last name but are not related) initially worked musically with Jade Lee, Susan’s College of Art classmate at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, in the early 80’s. In 1983, the trio began recording as Book Of Love; the following year, Ted […]

December 20

Bette Davis Eyes

In 1981, Kim Carnes made a song that would start a decade. “Bette Davis Eyes” spent nine weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was Billboard’s biggest hit of the year. The song is sultry and confident. Bette Davis even admitted that she was a fan of the song and thanked Kim Carnes for her tribute. […]

October 07

The Power of Music

A thought has been going through my head recently. It has been around the power of music. They say scent is one of the most powerful senses. For me hearing trumps all. I hear a song such as Kylie Minogue’s “All The Lovers” and I am taken back to AIDS LifeCycle 2011. Or when I […]

October 03

A Billy Joel Weekend

The work week was intense. Nothing could be better than a calm morning in San Francisco’s loft district SOMA with my dog Max and an iced coffee. I am ready for some Billy Joel. Why BJ? I love sports and I love stats so let’s run the numbers. Billy Joel achieved 33 Top 40 hits […]