Ironside :: Television Review

Ironside (2013) Wednesdays on NBC Pilot, October 2, 2013 Preview Clip I am somewhat new being a fan of procedural television. I have always been more of a drama, dramady, sci-fi/fantasy and young adult television fan – heavy on the drama, writing and character development. Procedurals were a late night filler, or something to watch while home sick, and consisted typically of Law and Order re-runs. Then I met my husband and he slowly, but surely, got me hooked on the genre, and I added shows like Criminal Minds, Elementary, and Castle to my list of favorite shows, as well … Continue reading Ironside :: Television Review

New Music Round-Up :: Week of 9/16

Long Way Down :: Tom Odell Three-Sentence Review: Tom is being compared to such a wide array of different musicians, from Adele to Elton John, from Nick Drake to Bastille, from Bob Dylan to Arcade Fire to Ryan Adams – why are all these comparisons necessary? To me, this is melancholic and raw and wonderful, and though his youth may make his heartbreak seem out of reach, his voice is well beyond its years and well, when is heartbreak more palpable and painful, then when we are young. This album is a stunner. Initial Favorite Track(s): Sense, Supposed to be … Continue reading New Music Round-Up :: Week of 9/16

Curiosity rules my brain :: VOTD

Looking For a New Love :: Jody Watley from the album, Jody Watley Looking for a New Love is the first single from Jody Watley’s eponymous debut album. Looking for a New Love became one of the biggest pop and R&B singles of 1987. The single hit # 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in May 1987 and spent four weeks at number-one on the Billboard R&B chart. The song also reached # 1 on the RPM Singles Chart in Canada. The single was kept out of the top spot of the Hot 100 by Cutting Crew’s (I Just) Died in Your Arms and U2’s With or Without You. In 1988, the … Continue reading Curiosity rules my brain :: VOTD

Still Running :: SOTD

“You’ve got to cry without weeping, talk without speaking, scream without raising your voice.” I remember the first time I heard this song and how it made me feel. My chest tightened up and the pending threat of tears stung my eyes, and I knew right then that I would probably love this song forever. I don’t think I immediately linked the song to heroin abuse, but instead recognized the feeling of helplessness, of desperation, and of wanting to scream and run from something so bad that you were instead left silent. Certain kinds of pain bring on a silence … Continue reading Still Running :: SOTD

After The Confusion Sets In :: A Foolish Playlist

After The Confusion Sets In :: A Foolish Playlist Listen here on Spotify (Day 18 of September Month of Playlists) Fool :: Cat Power What a Fool Believes :: The Doobie Brothers Best of You :: Foo Fighters Don’t Let It Fool You :: Empires A Fool in Love :: Ike & Tina Turner Ain’t Too Proud to Beg :: The Temptations I Was a Fool :: Tegan & Sara Just a Fool :: Christina Aguilera & Blake Shelton Fool :: Marie Digby Undermine :: Hayden Panettiere & Charles Eston Wrecking Ball :: Miley Cyrus Circle the Drain :: Katy … Continue reading After The Confusion Sets In :: A Foolish Playlist