The past few days have seen many musical tributes in honor of 9/11, so I thought I would add my own. The Rising appeared on an album of the same name that Bruce Springsteen created shortly after 9/11. Based in large part on Springsteen's reflections during the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks, the album … Continue reading Music Monday: A Song for 9/11
My youngest son asked Alexa to play a song the other day, Ocean Man, and it is one of those songs that I immediately liked. I asked him how he found out about the song and he told me it was part of a meme that featured different songs set to the footage of another … Continue reading Music Monday: When Memes Collide
Could it be something by Ireland's James Galway? Or what about a performance by the American jazz flutist Herbie Mann? Or maybe even something from Scotland's Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull? Well... no, no, and no. It comes from someone you would never expect, but here it is, and you can judge for yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_c_ufaxeSTs … Continue reading Music Monday: The Greatest Flute Solo of All Time?
This is at least my sixth post that mentions the wonderful Nextdoor app, and this one may be the best of them all. If you are not familiar with this app/website, Nextdoor is a hyperlocal Facebook/Craigslist/community type bulletin board, where neighbors can ask around for babysitting services, advice on choosing a plumber, or making an … Continue reading One More Reason to Love the Nextdoor App
Our first dog's name was Cagney. My password for many years included some version of Cagney. One of my all-time favorite movies, Yankee Doodle Dandy, starred James Cagney. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Cagney by Cagney, his autobiography. Hopefully, you get the point, I am a big fan of the talented James "Jimmy" Cagney. (And by … Continue reading How Could I Have Missed This One?
Some of you may have read the headline and thought, 'Borden did it again with another typo, leaving off an "s" at the end of Band'. Well, let me assure you, I meant to write it that way. I am not writing about a competition for the best new band or anything like that, but … Continue reading Music Monday: Battle of the Band
The Linda Lindas, a young, half-Asian, half-Latinx group comprised of two sisters (Lucia,14 and Mila,10), their cousin (Eloise,13), and close friend (Bela,16), recently performed their song “Racist, Sexist Boy” at the Los Angeles Public Library. The song went viral, collecting nearly 4 million views on Twitter. The clip opens with Mila introducing the song, which … Continue reading Music Monday: The Linda Lindas – Punk Is Alive and Well in the U.S.
I am about halfway through a wonderful book: No Rules Rule: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention, co-written by Reed Hastings, co-founder of Netflix, and Erin Meyer, a professor at INSEAD, one of the world' top business schools. The book offers insight into what is behind the wild success Netflix has had. I may offer … Continue reading Some Fun Facts I Learned from Reading a Book about Netflix’s Culture
Once again I am grateful to Coti Howell of the Nashville Noise for introducing me to Charly Reynolds in one of her recent posts. Coti also introduced me to the amazing band MAMADEAR, one of my favorite new artists of the past 10 years or so. Here is a brief intro to the interview Coti … Continue reading Music Monday: Nashville’s Charly Reynolds
This is a follow-up to a post I wrote back in December, 2019: Punk Rock with a Message I can’t say I know much about punk rock, but it is cool being friends with the lead singer and guitarist of a punk rock band. I’ve written about Bud Drago before; he is a fellow faculty member at … Continue reading Music Monday: It’s Way Too Easy…