Mother-Daughter Song Stirs Memories of Happier Times with Mom

Not long ago, I rediscovered a tape of me and my mom singing together. We had made up the song together the night before Mother’s Day when I was about 7 or 8, and I recorded it on my Fisher Price tape player. Now at age 25 I treasure the song. It’s the only recordingContinue reading “Mother-Daughter Song Stirs Memories of Happier Times with Mom”

Stories about Motherhood, Childhood, Food & Journalism

I went through the articles I’ve posted on my Delicious page recently and realized that there are a lot of stories that have interested me lately. Not surprisingly, they have to do with journalism, moms, childhood and food — the subjects I like to write and read about the most. Here are some of theContinue reading “Stories about Motherhood, Childhood, Food & Journalism”

Sigur Ros’ ‘Track 3’ Unexpectedly Makes Me Think of Mom

While listening to my Jose Gonzalez Pandora radio station earlier this week, I stumbled across a song I hadn’t heard before: Sigur Ros’ “Track Three.” It’s an instrumental song, but one that I liked enough to want to look up on YouTube. It seemed fitting that the first video that popped up wasn’t the officialContinue reading “Sigur Ros’ ‘Track 3’ Unexpectedly Makes Me Think of Mom”

New York Times Magazine Profiles Neko Case

I recently started listening to Neko Case, an alt country singer/songwriter from Virginia. Most of the time when I mention her name to people, they say they’ve never heard of her. That may change now thanks to a New York Times Magazine piece that ran in Sunday’s paper. I’m glad to see her getting someContinue reading “New York Times Magazine Profiles Neko Case”

Playlist for 2009: Bon Iver, My Morning Jacket, John Legend and More

Throughout the past month or so, I’ve discovered a lot of new songs and artists, and re-discovered some old ones. Some are from music reviews I read, some are from friends and others are songs that I just stumbled upon. As you’ll see, I have a pretty eclectic taste in music. I want to hearContinue reading “Playlist for 2009: Bon Iver, My Morning Jacket, John Legend and More”

On a Sara Bareilles Kick

There are some songs I can listen to over and over again without getting tired of them. One of these songs is Sara Bareilles‘ cover of Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes.” Mind you, I only found out about the song two weeks ago, but I’ve been listening to it a couple of times a dayContinue reading “On a Sara Bareilles Kick”