Following on last week’s theme of movies I’ve seen way too many times, here’s one of my other middle school favorites: Sister Act 2. Everyone knows Lauryn Hill was in this before she became everyone’s favorite Fugee, but unless you’ve seen the movie 1,000 times (like me) you may not recognize Ahmal (played by Ryan Toby) as a member of City High. And while the finale performance of “Joyful, Joyful” is a crowd pleaser, I’ve always loved “Oh, Happy Day!”
When I was in middle school, I must have watched What’s Love Got To Do With It? (the movie, not the music video) a hundred times. I’m pretty sure I’m still mad at Laurence Fishburne for being so mean to Angela Bassett. I used to quote that movie the way other people quote Anchorman. I was a weird kid.
I think Tina Turner is the only person alive capable of straight up outshining Beyonce.
There’s no one like Whitney when she was on her game. Soundtracks will never be the same without her.
This weekend I’m moving the last out of my stuff out of the house I’ve called home for six years, and going on a new adventure in Vermont. This seemed fitting.
I love a good jamboree.
Summer is coming to an end, and so instead of music I’m posting one of my favorite new comedians.
I’m a t a point where I feel like, if you don’t like Alabama Shakes, you may not have a soul.
You have to have your window open wide for this one — it’s right there in the song.
This song may be the most fun thing I’ve ever heard.
I was in a store recently and heard this on the radio and was reminded how much I liked the song…so I downloaded it right then and there. (Can we talk about this video, though? Who heard this song and thought, “We need carnies”?)
But there is one song that I love listening to with the windows down more than any other…
What says summer more than the Florida Keys? Seriously, if you missed The New Basement tapes, go download it now.
So far, Jason Isbell can do no wrong…
17-year-old me would be so excited to know that, as I approach middle age, there are still ATCQ albums to buy.
Rihanna is so much cooler than The Eagles.
Forget “the song of the summer,” I’m going to spend Sunday summers sharing what I’m listening to.