• Assure your mom that "everything's fine" with Tracy Bonham's "Mother Mother."


    Another gorgeous spring day in May. Birds are singing, cool winds are blowing... everything's seemingly perfect.
    Except you forgot to call/email/carrier pigeon your mom. Nice going.
    Make up for lost time by linking tu madre to some of our favorite maternal tunes. We start off with the 1996 alterna-girl classic "Mother Mother" by Tracy Bonham. Send your mom some assurance that "life is perfect, never better." Though, you might want to leave out the part about your increasing nicotine habit and your shrinking wardrobe.

    Next up, a grimy rocker by New York duo Mommy and Daddy. Insist that you got a "Good Deal" dealt to you by the fates that you were born to one of the most awesome moms ever!

    Your mom's a hip gal, a leader of the pack (of pinochle players at her seniors' home). These Aussie boys might have been singing about a romantic prospect here, but lord knows your mum is a fantastic woman!

    Because you probably spent your childhood trying to get your mom's attention with frankly annoying sing-songs and goofy antics, the Mothers of Invention can echo your sentiments. Your mom was probably an innovator, too-- turning last night's leftovers into a totally ass-kicking casserole the next day!

    Even the Prince of Darkness has a soft spot for the important ladies in his life! His "Mama" is actually wife Sharon, co-pilot of the crazy Osbourne brood. Here's hoping they patch things up during their current estrangement and he comes home after all. And don't leave your own mom hanging. Visit her sometime soon!

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