Album Review: Andrea Bocelli’s “Cinema”

Disclosure: I participated in the Andrea Bocelli “Cinema” album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided an album to review but all opinions are my own. My Own Music Background Like Andrea Bocelli (but much less talented and exponentially less successful in my musical endeavors,) I’m a … Continue reading

STL Local Music: Kentucky Knife Fight

Let’s face it – The stress of these super-close World Series games is a lot to handle this week. Wouldn’t it feel good to get out on Friday night for some good, hard, live rock music? If I still lived in Missouri, I’d be at Off Broadway on Friday night … Continue reading

GiST: Monday, October 2, 2011

It’s Monday morning at 8:30 a.m., and I’ve been baking cookies for hours now – beginning last night, and resuming my baking agenda at 7 this morning. Know what I’m baking? Christmas cookies. Sound random? It is. Why am I doing it? Because my company is going to be doing … Continue reading

Moving Away Playlist


I love music. I’m moving away. I’ll have 15+ hours in a U-Haul to listen to music while my loyal sidekick (Rosie) sleeps beside me. I need music for the drive. This is where you can help. Leave me a comment with the song or songs that you think I … Continue reading

Bloggers’ Night at the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Although I was never a fan of history classes in general, music history quickly became my favorite subject in music school. I would dig into music history papers with a fervor most college students reserved for frat parties or first loves. When I was invited by Eddie Silva, the Publications Manager for … Continue reading


Music is, without question, my first love.  I loved music before I loved boys. I loved music before I had a best girl friend. I loved music before I came to terms with God. There nothing that comes closer to reflecting the depths of me than certain songs, albums, and … Continue reading

Vintage Vinyl Records

In the days before the internet, when a small town girl was forced to drive 70 miles to buy any album that wasn’t mainstream, Vintage Vinyl was where I went. In 2009, when a small town girl who’s heart is a Brooklynite is aching for a sense of connection to St. … Continue reading

Darth Vader and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

For those of you who don’t already know this, I’m a classically trained musician. Despite my classical training and despite having lived an hour from St. Louis for eighteen years of my life, I had never seen the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra perform in Powell Symphony Hall. There’s a first … Continue reading

Brooklyn Arrives in the Lou

Today my friend Michael Hearst arrived from NYC with bandmate Ron for a performance of his project “Songs for Ice Cream Trucks” tomorrow afternoon at 1 pm the St. Louis Art Museum. As is evidenced by my lack of blogging over the last seven days, I’ve had a hellacious week, … Continue reading

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