Music Video of the Day: “Who Is It?”

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a Music Video of the Day, so let’s get to it. Today’s spotlighted song/video… “Who Is It?” by Kurt Elling. Kurt Elling is arguably today’s foremost male jazz vocalist, and for good reason…his musical output is legendary in the jazz world. This new song is the lead single from his…

Play List: “American Idol” Season 14’s 20 Best Performances

Once again I’ve taken a bit too long to make a post I teased, but now I’m (finally?) bringing a close to my coverage of this past season of “American Idol” with a list of 20 standout performances from Season 14. After all, it’s never too late to reminisce about some great music, right? I’ve…

Song of the Day: “Hymn to the Fallen”

A very happy Memorial Day to all of you. Today’s Song of the Day, to commemorate this day, is… “Hymn to the Fallen,” performed here by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. This song, beautifully performed by the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square, was composed by John Williams for the 1998 film “Saving Private Ryan.”…

Jueves de antaño (Throwback Thursday): “Rompecorazones”

Es hora de compartir más música en español en este blog, y esta vez, voy a hacer algo para el “Throwback Thursday,” o sea, “jueves de antaño,” una tradición del Internet que se lleva a cabo cada jueves. (La gente pone fotos, música, etc. para recordar a los tiempos pasados.) Es la primera vez que…

American Idol Finale Recap: Cool Kids

“American Idol” has its Season 14 winner. Since I’m actually posting this the night of the show for once, I’ll play coy about who that winner is until the end of this (likely somewhat short) recap. All I’ll say is, I’m happy with who won. (Since I stated in my recap earlier today that I would…

American Idol Top 2 Recap: I Won’t Give Up

A funny thing happened last night on “American Idol.” Yes, my favorite got eliminated for the umpteenth time this season (and who knows how many times in my five seasons watching “Idol”). Yes, we were once again left with two guys fighting for the title (the first time since season 8, I know, but it seems…

Song Sampler of the Day: “Sirens” & “Never Let You Down”

Today’s kind of a special post, for reasons you’ll see in a moment. Plus, I’m sharing not just one song for this Song of the Day post, but two! Two for the price of one, as they say… “Sirens” & “Never Let You Down” by the Weepies! The Weepies are an incredible pair of singer/songwriters…

American Idol Top 4 Recap: Back Home

Before I start this (slightly overdue) recap, a bit of sad news for anyone that actually still watches “American Idol”…Fox has announced that the show will end after its 15th season in 2016. It’s weird to think that the show, such a force of nature in the past, will be gone after next year…even though I…

American Idol Recap: Playing Catch-Up & Handicapping The Top 4

This season of “American Idol” has been an interesting one for sure. I still maintain that the group of finalists we ended up with is one of the strongest in recent memory, but there have been quite a few ups and downs lately, and looking at the ghastly ratings, it’s kind of sad to see…