I recently gained access to HBO programming…brace yourselves. My first discovery? Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways. I’m completely addicted. If Dave Grohl didn’t already have “rock god” status, he attained it when he broke his leg during a show and still finished it…then created a Foo Fighters guitar version of the Iron Throne (Two guesses what […]Read More Inspired
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You already know I have an…enthusiasm for music, especially of the live variety. My favorite Tulsa venue is still the historic Cain’s Ballroom ( Alabama Shakes and Seether were the last two shows I saw there.). Saturday we saw Flogging Molly and Radkey. I purchased these tickets back in February, as soon as they went on sale, and I’m glad […]Read More Cain’s Ballroom Is Calling My Name Again
“Play it f@#%in’ loud!” ― Bob Dylan I’m in a mood today…I want lots of punk rock played loud enough that if it were any other day, you’d be worried about the speakers. ScotsFest begins in Tulsa tonight, and a friend flies in from out-of-state today, and tomorrow we’ll all be there for the music, food, […]Read More The Louder the Better!
“Music is … A higher revelation than all Wisdom & Philosophy” ― Ludwig van Beethoven I have a love/hate with Beethoven. His music is transcendent. However, as a pianist (very amateur pianist) no matter how much I practice, I feel like the man is trying to tie my fingers in knots and my hands ache every […]Read More A Higher Revelation
Last weekend, I joined my family at Grand Lake for our annual long weekend at the lake. Every year we rent a house at Candlywyck Cove Resort (and a hotel room or two) and spend the weekend laughing, eating, swimming, fishing and playing dominos (and any other games we can come up with). My dad and his […]Read More Family
The first new video out by OK Go in years is visually stunning…the song’s pretty dang good too. The video’s directors are doing a Reddit Ask Me Anything at 4:30 ET, so check it out! ‘Til next time, JessicaRead More OK Go’s New Video: The Writing’s On the Wall
Have I mentioned lately that I love Twitter? Well, I do. I find some of the greatest stuff there! For example, today I haven’t even been on Twitter, but I got an email from them with tweets I may be interested in. (You know the one I’m talking about). Typically, I just delete the email […]Read More Neil Gaiman Talks: What ifs, Why fors, and Hows
When I came back from Boston, I had a pretty big shock. I lost my job. This wasn’t necessarily a bad thing. Lately, I’d discovered I’d been yearning for quitting time and not putting my all into my job, and that’s just not who I am. My big revelation of the amazing opportunity I’m presented […]Read More I Lost My Job, Now What?
I am making this Star Trek week…because. I won’t be able to do much blog posting this week, and this is what happens when you just keep clicking on YouTube’s videos they recommend based on the one you’re watching. It just…went boom. Aannywaay, I really enjoy watching Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto discuss Spock, Star […]Read More A Tale of Two Spocks