CMA Awards Review

I’m from New York. Country music? Not so much. I don’t even remember there ever being a country and western music station in New York, although I’m sure there is one.

When country started crossing over, and country singers got into my soft-rock market, I thought, Wow. I like country music. I’m country. Hey y’all, check this out! And, then I went and bought cowboy boots. I think that was 1989.

Now I watch the

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Eagles Concert

Friday night I went to the Eagles Concert at the Hollywood Bowl with two friends from the office. Had I known what was involved in getting into, upward toward and through the bowl, I would have worn the right shoes and gotten a map. It’s a hike for someone like me who considers the trek to and from the office elevator something that calls for sustenance first.

But, here is the thing. Planning an entire

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Best of 2009

Today is dedicated to the best of 2009 according to me, Christine, blogger from Freesia Lane. If you are wondering about the categories, they are just things that came to mind, or things from prior blogs.

Best Song

This is always a tough one. I love music, dance to a song every morning to get myself going, and which song is very, very important. This year’s song is Michael Buble’s Haven’t Met You Yet. Michael

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Kennedy Center Honors: Bruce Steals the Show

I love watching the Kennedy Center Honors each year. For those of you who don’t follow TV the way I do, it’s the repeat of the Kennedy Center’s Achievement Awards, where they award those in the arts for their lifetime contribution to American culture through their craft. This year celebrated Robert De Niro (film), Mel Brooks (comedy), Dave Brubeck (jazz), Bruce Springsteen (music), and Grace Brumbry (opera). It was Bruces’s tribute that stole the show.

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Rock Bands from the Seventies

My daughter (who I am not allowed to speak of here for fear of disownment) often says her taste in music – the fact that she listens to James Taylor, the Eagles, etc. – is based on the fact that I insisted on playing that music when driving her around. If I were a bitter mother, I would point out that I was spending every freaking weekend driving her across the country to horse shows

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I Could Have Been a Singer

I have never met anyone who has heard me sing who has said anything other than, “Are you kidding me?” Sometimes, they get really serious and say things like, “Christine, do not ever sing out loud again. Not even in the shower.” I have always felt they were jealous. I know I can carry a tune and love to sing. I think I’ve even mentioned that I sing concerts in my car, where I am

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Michael, Judy, Elvis…

I was never a Michael Jackson Fan. I am an average person who loves Barry Manilow. I always get tickets to Barry concerts and invite friends to go as my guest. “No!” they answer. “Well, you could at least pretend you have other plans,” I usually reply. Then they hang up. No matter. I go to the concert and call them from my cell phone, making them listen to whatever tune Barry is playing. I

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