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{ Monthly Archives } April 2004

Jet Fuel and Traffic Lines Pulling Up to the (United) Signs

I’m heading off in the morning to the Lone Star State. I used to travel ALL THE TIME. Routine was being on the road for work. Being home was the exception. Work was a great escape from the time I was 26. Learned a ton. Developed an effective (albeit a bit fake) business persona. Sometimes […]

By Now I Know the Answer’s Always in the Question

Wonkette gets it right again. [Indigo Girls lyrics = 55]

Suddenly Before My Eyes Hues of Indigo Arise

Thanks to Brandon for the new masthead! [Enya lyrics = 1]

Lick My Legs I’m on Fire

So I took the Which Rock Chick Are You? quiz (because I’m diligently working, you see), and it says my inner rock chick is P.J. Harvey. I think I’m alarmed. I once met someone who said, “Tori Amos sings my life.” That scared me, too. [P.J. Harvey lyrics = 1]

Well, the World Seems Spent and the President Has No Good Idea of Who the Masses Are

With all the concerts this past weekend, we were remiss in posting about the ultra-important March for Women’s Lives… So I was just reading Salon for today (I gave up sleeping a long time ago) and wanted to bring this article to everyone’s attention…especially in light of the March for Women’s Lives this past Sunday […]

If I Had Boots Like Emmylou’s

Well, here’s a brush with greatness. We were in Amy & Emily’s presence most of the weekend, but actually got to say hi to the incomparable Janis Ian. She played at The Old Town School of Folk Music Sunday night. I had a guitar/piano book signed and Mirandala had her 33 of Aftertones signed. Janis […]

Shine My Life Like a Light

Music has always meant so much to me. When I’m happy, music allows me retain that emotional state. When I’m sad, the first thing I do is play the particular song that hits me between the eyes to let me know I’m not the only person in the world that has experienced whatever I’m going […]

Knee Deep in the Hoopla

VH1 and Blender are asking the question: What’s the worst song of all time? According to Blender, Starship’s “We Built this City” is the number one worst song ever. The top of the list includes: “Achy Breaky Heart” by Billy Ray Cyrus, “Everybody Have Fun Tonight” by Wang Chung, “Ice Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice, […]

Check, please!

Thank goodness for digital cameras and my desire to carry mine with me most of the time. You can sometimes capture a moment that’s hard to describe with words. Such was the case this weekend when I found myself nonplussed by the illustration above the door at George’s Kabobs on Lawrence in Chicago. Please tell […]

They Are Big! Ulka!

Ok, so, like a lot of people out there, I’ve got multiple e-mail addresses. I’ve got the one that’s tied to my undergraduate college and promises e-mail forwarding for life (but mostly just delivers pleas for donations to the college). I’ve got the one at work (only work-related mail there, thank you). I’ve got the […]