Halloween Rocks!

Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 2:59 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Image courtesy Mattheuxphoto/Creative Commons All Hallow's Eve is upon us, and that means it's time to conjure up some spooky fun. You've already picked out your Miley Cyrus foam finger costume and your haunting jams, so we're suggesting some of our favorite musical moments from holiday-appropriate films. Behold! The Divine Miss M gets crafty with Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker in 1993's Hocus Pocus. The Sanderson Sisters were a trio of resurrected witches from historical... READ MORE

Forgot Mother's Day? Apologize with these songs.

Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 4:19 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music 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... READ MORE

Getting Schooled in Rock 'n' Roll

Monday, February 11, 2013 at 2:41 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Hilariously awful graphic by Melissa Bobbitt Music education has come a long way. What was once relegated to stodgy chamber music study and strict theory courses has expanded into fun niche offerings even the most rhythmically challenged can ace. In these standout classes, you can have your mind expanded and your face melted. Indiana University’s Z402 – The Music of Frank Zappa Taught by Andrew Hollinden, who also leads courses on Jimi Hendrix and the... READ MORE