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wordless-wednesday-20-feet-to-stardom-L-Gl1wp_It turns out that super-spiritual-tantric Sting needs more than a message in a bottle.  He needs a sit-down and come-to-Jesus.  And, maybe if Mickey J. had actually made love to (rather than just “had fun with”) the woman singing with him on “Brown Sugar,” he might have gotten a clue and used his charismatic power to shake-up the white boys’ club that is the industry.  Well . . . a girl can dream, right?

If you live in the Triangle, please go see 20 Feet from Stardom at the Carolina.  It just won’t be the same on a small screen.  This is a rare opportunity to hear some of the most gifted women in music.  Each one tells a unique story about the history of backup singers. Read more

Who are the people in your neighborhood?

Today, I had the pleasure of talking with David Crabtree of WRAL TV about Moral Mondays.  Here’s the link.

A Very Serious Birthday Note

Me: This is my favorite birthday song, back from when I was a little older than you.

Emily: Wow, Mom. You were alive then? You are OLD!

Me: Yep, I am!

Emily: Did people really dance like that? What does she have in her hair?

Me: A giant bow. Yep, I wore that too, and I tried to dance like her.

Mothers’ Day Mash Up

Parents are People

Carol Burnett: Gone With the Wind

Rhoda Opening Theme

Carol Channing: “Jazz Baby,” from Thoroughly Modern Millie


On the John Edwards trial (and the public fascination with it)

The end of John Edwards’ trial has been a cause of much discussion in the media, but as Dr. Hall suggests in this interview with WRAL-TV’s David Crabtree, no one’s life should be reduced to an object lesson on infidelity, forgiveness, or campaign finance reform.  As our favorite dead Danish philosopher was fond of pointing out, to compare oneself to the badness of others is a very bad way to become better…

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