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6th May 2011 Posted in: Rain Perry Comments Off on GLEE Fleetwood Mac Episode = Awesome Parental Moment!
GLEE Fleetwood Mac Episode = Awesome Parental Moment!

GLEE, you never cease to surprise me. Last week you did a Fleetwood Mac-themed episode, and now for the past few days the strains of “Go Your Own Way” and “Dreams” and “Songbird” have been wafting out of my thirteen-year-old daughter’s room. These are the songs I was listening to when I was thirteen years old.


20th Sep 2010 Posted in: Blog, Momhood, Road Diaries Comments Off on Inside Life Unexpected – My Adventure in TV Land
Inside Life Unexpected - My Adventure in TV Land

So, my husband and I were looking for something special to do for our anniversary.

“Hey, guess what! Los Lobos is playing in Vancouver that weekend!” My husband is pretty much a fanatic, and I’m close. Also, we knew that Life Unexpected is shot there. Maybe we could go by the set. I email LUX creator Liz Tigelaar to tell her we are coming to town and see if there is any chance we can come say hi.  She says definitely yes.

Oh, fun!

Then a couple of days later I learn about an unbelievable coincidence. It turns out they are planning to shoot a music festival sequence right around that weekend but aren’t sure exactly which days, and do I already have my flight booked? Would I be willing to adjust my travel plans so I can appear on the show? (more…)

31st Aug 2010 Posted in: Stuff People Have Published About Me Comments Off on Rockin’ Mamas
Rockin' Mamas

2nd Jun 2009 Posted in: Road Diaries 2
Desert Rat Tour Part Deux

If you haven’t read Part One, read it first! 

Thank you to everyone who emailed about Part One.  Welcome back to Part Two of the Tale of the Desert Rat Tour! Danny B. Harvey (resident Rock God), Sasha Heslip (Cinderblock Bookshelves’ producer and tech diva) and I have left the mountains of Colorado and are having lunch in Flagstaff before heading into the Arizona desert.  But before I continue our tale, let me digress briefly to discuss the young woman across the street from our restaurant who was singing folk songs in a park as part of some kind of weekend street fair.

She had a high, earnest, Sheryl Crow-esque voice, lots of energy and good guitar chops. There were a few people listening as they sat in the sun, and others casting a glance her way as they strolled by.

I bet she applied for this showcase and was chosen by some panel to round out the music portion of their arts weekend, and I feel equally confident that she wasn’t paid.  “But!” the promoters likely said, “it’ll be great exposure.”

As my friend Andrew Hardin likes to say: “You can die from exposure.” (more…)

27th Apr 2007 Posted in: Blog, Momhood Comments Off on So…never mind about SXSW. Let’s talk about Disneyland!

My last post was March 21st, and I promised lots of SXSW lowdown. But does anyone care anymore about my sharp cultural observations (as if they did before)? I want to live in the now.


Here are teeniest little ducks that my daughter Stella spotted in the “ocean” at Disney’s California Adventure. They were literally the size of a walnut.

Here’s a picture of the choir at the recording session for Julie Christensen’s killer song “Rapture Index=0,” from her new album. What a rockin’ song, and it’s going to be a great, very political album.

And, finally, here’s a group shot of the fabulous “Repeat Offenders: Dirty Girls Come Clean” show at Theater 150.