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: 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

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 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