Every year I look forward to the new Bootie mashup. This annual mashup is, real truth, the reason why I am able to sing along to any song played at any convention dance (I’m looking at you Grace Hopper) or bar (and looking at you, Black Cat-which-plays-Doctor-Who-every-Friday-night-at-7:30pm). It is a mashup of the most popular [...]
[TW: teen sex trafficking.]
I’ve loved Ed Sheeran’s “A Team” since I first heard it:
It was one of the first songs I plugged into one of the internet’s many magical infinite-loop players–apparently people other than me like listening to songs until they can hear the cracks between the notes–but I never saw it as [...]
Today I filled out a survey which asked “Where do you spend your time when you’re not at work?” and I answered “Online.” I have a lot invested in Skynet not taking over the earth, not just so I can continue to get my pop culture fixes but because I use the internet to try [...]
Carnegie Mellon gave her musicians ample time to explore New York City before our concert at Carnegie Hall. I wandered in Central Park, ate at some fantastic restaurants (they gave us generous food money), and visited Times Square.
And the entire time I kept thinking:
It’s so much quieter than Cairo.
It’s so much cleaner [...]
Carnegie Mellon’s School of Music turned 100 this year, and to celebrate the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic and the choirs did two big concerts: one in Pittsburgh, one at New York City’s Carnegie Hall.
Singing is one of the many things I do when I’m not thinking about anything else. I sing to keep myself [...]