Name That Tune in Charlotte: DNC 2012!

Four years ago, I turned on the TV when the Democratic National Convention began, thinking I’d watch a little, get bored, and switch to something else. But I quickly got swept up into a three-evening-long game of Name That Tune. … Continue reading

Weather Song Tournament, Second Round: Rain & Seasons!

Results are in from yesterday’s voting on the second round, Sun and Elements regions. More than half of my picks advanced, allowing me to feel both au courant and avant garde — a music nerd sweet spot! Today, we vote … Continue reading

Weather Song Tournament: First Round Matchups, Seasons Region!

We’ve arrived at the final quadrant in the first round of the the Weather Channel’s Weather Song Tournament: the Seasons Region. Let’s get to the Music Nerd March Madness! First Round Matchups: Seasons Region Also check out the other regions: … Continue reading

Dem Convention Music, Day 4: We'll Do It Live! (Mostly)

Was it a political rally or a rock concert? Last night’s Convention Grande Finale featured about as much live-on-stage performance as the previous 3 nights combined. The always hard-working house band got a few more breaks than usual as several … Continue reading

Dem Convention Music, Day 3: Hits and Misses

I suppose anything that had to follow the excitement of the first nomination of an African American for president by a major political party (What, you mean you didn’t tune in for the state-by-state roll call voting that transmogrified into … Continue reading

Dem Convention Music, Day 2: Tuesday Night Grab-Bag

The music for Tuesday night was kind of a grab-bag — a bit of a let down from Monday night’s funk-fest, if you ask me. There were many fills that I didn’t recognize, and most of the ones I did … Continue reading

The Denver School of Funk!

You never know when an opportunity for music education will present itself. This is both delightful and vexing to yours truly, because it means that 1) there’s never a shortage of grist for the music-nerdy mill, but 2) there’s so … Continue reading