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, Second Round: Sun & Elements!

Music Nerd March Madness continues with the second round of the Weather Channel’s Weather Song Tournament! We’re down to four matchups in each of four regions — let’s see how it looks! Second Round: Sun Region The Beatles: “Here Comes … 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

Weather Song Tournament: First Round Matchups, Rain Region!

Results are in from the Sun and Elements regions in the Weather Channel’s Weather Song Tournament, and MMN was gratified to see some of her picks win the popular vote. Others didn’t, but that’s okay… I know I teeter between … Continue reading

Weather Song Tournament: First Round Matchups, Elements Region!

More fun from the Weather Channel’s Weather Song Tournament! Okay, music nerds, we’ve covered the Sun Region, and now it’s time to brave the Elements! First Round Matchups: Elements Region Also check out the other regions: Sun Rain Seasons Dean … Continue reading

Weather Song Tournament: First Round Matchups, Sun Region!

Herein, I break down the first round of contestants in the Sun Region of the Weather Channel’s Weather Song Tournament, or as I like to call it, March Madness for Music Nerds! I promise to be mercurial and opinionated, because … Continue reading

March Madness for Music Nerds!

UPDATE: Here are my picks for the Sun Region and for the Elements Region! I have a confession to make, music nerds. I don’t give a tinker’s damn about sports. In music nerd terms, this is certainly less surprising and … Continue reading

One Night Only: Blowin’ the Roof Off!

Thursday night I attended my first official GRAMMY Week event: “One Night Only: A Celebration Of The Live Music Experience,” benefitting the GRAMMY Foundation’s Music Preservation Project. The official purpose of the evening was to highlight the GRAMMY Foundation’s work … Continue reading

Miss Music Nerd’s First Musical Crush, Revisited

Here’s a piece I wrote in response to Salon writer Tracy Clark-Flores’ invitation, "Share your childhood crush.” Crossposted at open.salon.com. I like to start each day by playing a ridiculously cheerful song to combat my usual morning sluggishness. For a … Continue reading

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

In addition to loving classical music, I’m a big fan of comedy, and one of my favorite comedians is Margaret Cho. So I was thrilled when I saw that her album, Cho Dependent, had been nominated for a GRAMMY© for … Continue reading