Someday I’ll Drool on These Keys: Miss Music Nerd’s Piano Practice Diary

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Happy Monday, music nerds! This is a big week for me, as I’m counting down the days until my recital this coming Sunday. Luckily for me, I get to practice on the piano in the recital venue every day this … Continue reading

MMN Rewind: Margaret Cho: A Comedian Who’s Serious About Music!

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Two years ago, I got a chance to interview comedian Margaret Cho when Cho Dependent, her album of comic songs, was nominated for Best Comedy Album in the 53rd GRAMMYs. This year, she’s nominated again for her stand-up album, Cho … Continue reading

Weather Song Tournament, Final Four: Sun & Elements!

I was very happy to see that 3 out of 4 of my picks advanced to the Final Four round of the Weather Channel’s Weather Song Tournament! And really, I picked Bill Withers over the Beatles just to be contrary, … Continue reading

Friday Nerdy Music Links: Three Rivers Edition!

Happy Friday, music nerds! Today’s edition of Friday Nerdy Music Links will be brief, because Miss Music Nerd has been running herself ragged this week working on a project to be announced at a later date. (Part of my extramusical … Continue reading

Weather Song Tournament: Elite 8!

We’ve arrived at the Elite 8 round of the Weather Channel’s Weather Song Tournament! Voting is still open in the Rain and Seasons regions, but it has already closed in the Sun and Elements regions (click links to see results). … Continue reading

Weather Song Tournament, Sweet Sixteen Round: Rain & Seasons!

Today is the second day of voting in the Sweet Sixteen Round of the Weather Channel’s Weather Song Tournament! Time for two matchups each in the Rain & Seasons regions! Sweet Sixteen Round: Rain Region Gene Kelly: “Singin’ in the … Continue reading

Weather Song Tournament, Sweet Sixteen Round: Sun & Elements!

Music Nerd March Madness resumes! The competition in the Weather Channel’s Weather Song Tournament is heating up with the Sweet Sixteen Round! Voting is open now for the Sun and Elements regions — make your selections before 5am EDT tomorrow … Continue reading

Friday Nerdy Music Links: Harps & Pipers & Weird Al!

Happy Friday, music nerds! I’m back in Boston, home from my piano-practicing adventures in Denver! As of Monday morning, I’ve been preoccupied with Music Nerd March Madness — more about that below — but I’ve been meaning to tell you … Continue reading

Hug a Med Student Today – It’s Match Day!

A Classic from the MMN Vault, originally posted on March 18, 2010 Three years ago, on a cool and cloudy day in Irvine, California, I accompanied McDoc, then a fourth year medical student, to his Match Day Ceremony. Every year … Continue reading