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

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: We Have A Winner!

The votes are in, and a champion has been crowned in the Weather Channel’s Weather Song Tournament! The Beatles: “Here Comes The Sun“ While it would have cheered me to see an older song win (in the classical world, “New … Continue reading

Weather Song Tournament, Championship Round!

This it it, music nerds! The final two contenders in the Weather Channel’s Weather Song Tournament go verse-to-verse and chorus-to-chorus today! Go here to cast your vote before 5am EDT tomorrow! I am still carrying a torch for Gene Kelly, … 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

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

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