Music Monday: Who Do These People Think They Are? Dozens of Outrageous Rider Requests (Including Mine)

According to Wikipedia, a rider is a set of requests or demands that a performer sets as criteria for performance, which are typically fulfilled by the hosting venue. More specifically, a┬áhospitality rider is a list of requests for the comfort of the artist on the day of the show. Common requests include: Specific foods and … Continue reading Music Monday: Who Do These People Think They Are? Dozens of Outrageous Rider Requests (Including Mine)

Music Monday: Jimmy Fallon and the Complete Classroom Instrument Sessions

The Who recently appeared on the Tonight Show and played their classic hit, "Won't Get Fooled Again". What made it extra special was that they were accompanied by The Roots, and everyone used children's musical instruments to set the tone. Fallon has been doing this a for a while, but this was the first time … Continue reading Music Monday: Jimmy Fallon and the Complete Classroom Instrument Sessions

Music Monday: The Top 25 Songs That Matter Now

The New York Times recently published, "The Top 25 Songs That Matter Right Now" in an attempt to highlight songs that capture the current mood of our country. The editors note that the songs selected represent a very earnest, very serious desire to find the right reaction to a world that feels tense and high-stakes … Continue reading Music Monday: The Top 25 Songs That Matter Now

Music Monday: O Holy Night – from Josh Groban to Cartman

My favorite Christmas song is O Holy Night; I think at one point I had at least 20 different versions in my iTunes playlist. So I thought I'd write a blog post that contains links to a variety of versions of the song so that I would always have easy access to them. At the … Continue reading Music Monday: O Holy Night – from Josh Groban to Cartman