I Do Mind

On Friday I was at CharLi Beauty Bar for some eyebrow shaping that involved hot wax being applied to my face with paper strips, and the hairs being subsequently ripped out by the roots.  Yeowch!  But not so bad really.  CharLi is a nice person and she knows what she’s doing.  While we were chatting, a song by Usher came on the radio–  “I Don’t Mind”.  CharLi said she hated this song.  “I mean, have you heard the lyrics?”  Admittedly I’d never heard the song before, so I took a closer listen… Continue reading

Music I Grew Up With: First in a series

Occasionally while I’m listening to KCRW‘s Morning Becomes Eclectic or other public radio music show, a song will come up that brings back the feelings and memories of my life growing up as a kid in Pittsburgh.  The songs don’t necessarily evoke memories of the city itself; it’s just a sort of nostalgic feeling.  There are so many of these that I decided I’ll make this into a series.  Not every consecutive post will be about personally nostalgic music, but you’ll see it come up every now and again.  I’m really glad now that I didn’t get rid of that old shoe box of cassette tapes that’s sitting in our closet at our apartment.  It’ll be a good resource for me to remember what I used to listen to.  Also a note on soundtracks:  I loved buying and listening to soundtrack albums when I was younger.  I notice that there tended to be a theme with these–  soundtracks from movies starring actors I had admiration for, or crushes on.

Today I’d like to cover Björk (Debut Album), Toad the Wet Sprocket (In Light Syrup and Dulcinea), and the original Dumb and Dumber soundtrack (I had a comedy crush on Jim Carrey.  Oo…comedy crushes… good topic for another time).  Read on…

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