Meatloaf Monday

Let’s talk about meatloaf. One time I tried to cook dinner for my family and for reasons unbeknownst to me I chose to make meatloaf. When it comes to meatloaf, Randy said it best. There is nothing good about meat in loaf-shape. However, I was driving home from school today and found myself looking for paradise by the dashboard lights while driving to Big Lots like a bat out of hell. (side note: Big Lots might be the greatest place ever.) Besides the fact that Meat Loaf can belt out a rock ballad with equal parts tacky-ness and awesome-ness, his movie cameos (which I’ve mentioned before) are pretty unreal. Rocky Horror Picture Show, Crazy in Alabama, Fight Club. Did you know he was the bus driver in Spice World?! So as you unwind from another mundane Monday, turn up the volume, grab a mic (or can of hairspray), and pick your favorite to sing along to.

“I bet you say that to all the boys”

(Fun fact: if I were ever to pluck up the nerve to do karaoke, this ^ one is my #1 pick)


*BTW this post was totally unplanned and spontaneous but both Spice World and Crazy in Alabama were on. AT THE SAME TIME. I haven’t seen either movie in YEARS. I’m officially creeped out a genius.


Music Monday

I made two kids cry today. In my defense, they were acting like Wild Things, but still, I made two kids cry today. I try my best to leave my work happenings at school, but when a kid screams shut the f*** up, throws a chair, and storms out, it sort of hangs over your head for a while. So what do you do? Put on your best teacher face, use your best teacher voice, and try to make her feel bad for what she did in hopes that tomorrow, it’s just a shove of a chair and not a full out WWE throw. I mean honestly, at one point today I looked around and my classroom was like Wrestlemania meets a Jumanji stampede. How do you make a kid care about their education? Even more, how do you make them care about their future? Apparently, my approach today was make them cry. Accidental? Yes. Effective? Totally. Crying means they care more than they want me to think. Crying means I got through to them. Crying means tomorrow I can wipe the slate clean and start fresh, or at least try to. Anyway, this song played on my way home and reminded me I’m not doing this for myself, I’m teaching for the kids. The chair-throwing, ratchet-name-calling, cursing, angry, smelly, awkward kids. And I love them.

P.S. My hometown was featured on SNL…I still remember when the “old Kmart” was a Grand Union…those were the days 🙂


Music Monday

Thought I forgot about you guys in this hurricane? Not a chance 🙂 I love Halloween. And more than the holiday, I love Halloween movies. So today’s Music Monday post is my favorite song from my favorite Halloween movie. Anyone that hasn’t seen The Rocky Horror Picture Show needs to do so, NOW. It’s tacky and creepy and hilarious all at the same time. And I love it. Meatloaf always manages to make these amazing cameos in movies and I think we need to appreciate the little something extra he brings to this particular film. I’m just waiting for the day I can check off “participate in a Rocky Horror Picture Show” from my bucket list. Any interest in going? Let’s make it happen 🙂

Here are a few more tunes to keep you Pink Ladies and T-birds occupied while we suffer through this visit from Sandy (ok, way lame hurricane joke, I know. I’ve been housebound for too long!)

Not too sure Walt Grace would venture out in this storm.

Dustin’ off an oldie.

One of my favorites off the new album.

Excited to see these guys open for DMB in December 🙂

For those of you bracing yourselves through Sandy, stay safe and warm and read a book!

Music Monday

In college, I had a roommate who would listen to the same song on repeat for 3 straight days. Literally. As much as my other roommates and I made fun of her for it, I totally do the same thing because sometimes a song is just that good! And then you get sick of it and never want to hear it ever again, but a month later you find yourself slowly falling back into the same pattern with the same song. It’s a vicious cycle! Today’s music post is a song that for me was on repeat for months when it came out. It’s been a few years now, but it resurfaced on my daily playlist when I recently discovered this cover. Say what you will about covers, but this Brooklyn-based band nailed it. I did a little more digging and quickly found that covering Beyonce isn’t the only thing they’re good at. They released Busy Hands earlier this year and their cover of Halo was just one of beautifully layered tracks featured on the album. So, here is Harper Blynn and their rendition of Beyonce’s Halo. 

And to get you through the rest of today, here are some other fantastic covers 🙂 enjoy!

These guys make music look like so much fun!

Who knew shakin it like a polaroid could be so…sad?

Goosebumps every time.

(MUSE)ic Monday

I’m sure this is the most overused blog-item, but I don’t care. This week’s pick is from a band that I can’t say I know too much about, but this song is too good to not share. It’s been said that if Radiohead had a baby with Queen, their bundle of joy would be Muse, and I can’t say I disagree after hearing their latest album, The 2nd Law. A little Bohemian Rhapsody, a little Fake Plastic Trees, and a whole lot of fantasticness. So I leave you with my first Music Monday post, my friends, Madness, by Muse.