Five reasons “all I wanna do” is listen to Sheryl Crow

Five reasons “all I wanna do” is listen to Sheryl Crow

Friday night, I fought through a wicked cellphone scrum to take my own series of blurry Sheryl Crow concert pics. I joined the crowd in belting out the chorus to several of her Grammy-winning songs. I held my own phone aloft (horizontally, of course, for Pete’s sakes, have we learned nothing?), to record a lovely [...]

Civil dissonance

I have been thinking, lately, about music and how each note relies on the other. Even the first simple songs we teach our babies -- Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, for instance -- require at least six notes, some whole, some half, with several quarters and eighths as well. Add a couple of chords and, depending [...]

Every day is perfect if you let it be one

Every day is perfect if you let it be one

Until I saw a small boy with "J-Council" carved into his haircut, I thought I had become the biggest J-Council fan. Turns out, there are plenty of us. We gathered Sunday at Timber Rattler Stadium for "Keep it Wisconsin", featuring Cory Chisel, J-Council, Adriel Denea and the Bodeans. The weather, theme, music, talent and crowd [...]