Cupid gave her courage

Cupid gave her courage

It’s worth it. That’s what my friend Tanya wants you to know, and, through her vision, voice, lyrics, music and dance she offers exuberant proof. The video for her band Dirty Mercy’s latest song “Cupid give me courage” dropped yesterday, and it’s the perfect Valentine’s Day collaboration. “This song is basically about the fact that, [...]

A very 2020 Grammy nomination and a timeless Christmas song

A very 2020 Grammy nomination and a timeless Christmas song

Appleton native Hillary Reynolds found out about a Grammy nomination involving her work in the 2020-est way, with some jammie dancing, cat snuggles and consideration for a working-from-home-spouse. “Well, it was in the morning,” she said during a recent Messenger chat. “I was in my pjs, snuggling with the cat in bed, drinking coffee. My [...]

An abundance of flannel, music and Katherine(ryns)

An abundance of flannel, music and Katherine(ryns)

I wrapped myself in my dad's old flannel shirt and spent Saturday night with my two favorite Katherine(ryn)s and 18 excellent musical groups. Due to COVID-19, Flannel Fest organizers livestreamed the event this year, which meant I could watch from my living room here in Appleton, Wisconsin, while my sister Kathy tuned in from Milwaukee [...]