The Food and Wine Hedonist

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Happy 4th of July!

Whatcha got planned for today?  I’m going to be celebrating this most American of American holidays playing a distinctly Scottish sport – golf.   Enjoy this post from a couple … Continue reading

July 4, 2016 · 1 Comment

Friday Faves – Cheap Trick

Last summer I wrote a post about how one of my favorite bands – The Spinners – would NEVER make it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.   I’ve always … Continue reading

May 20, 2016 · 13 Comments

K-Pop Til You Drop

Recently, I did two things that I haven’t done in wayyyyyy too long – I went back to Chicago and went to a concert.   The last time I was … Continue reading

May 13, 2016 · 3 Comments

The Bleakness of French Radio

Last week, I posed the question of whether Europeans have the concept of Guilty Pleasures.   These are songs that you really, really shouldn’t like or are generally awful but you … Continue reading

April 22, 2016 · 5 Comments

Do they have Guilty Pleasures in Europe? (again)

Hey y’all –   As I write this Boom Boom, the Pieholes, and I are on a whirlwind trip to Paris and Amsterdam.   I’ve been to both places before and mentioned … Continue reading

April 8, 2016 · 1 Comment

Workout Music Recycled: Pure Barre

I just got an email yesterday that it was the anniversary of the first time I went to Pure Barre – five years and still going strong.  So in honor … Continue reading

March 11, 2016 · 3 Comments

Oscars 2016: My Thoughts on Snubs and Best Song Prediction

Personal Growth. Despite all my sophomoric humor, shallow observations of the human condition, and pictures of young, beautiful, scantily-clad celebrities:   I can finally, in this blog, point to evidence of … Continue reading

February 26, 2016 · 2 Comments

A Palate-Cleansing David Bowie Tribute

When David Bowie died last month, I was on the fence about whether to pay tribute to him here.   On one hand, his music meant a great deal to me … Continue reading

February 19, 2016 · 7 Comments

THE Cooking Playlist

I have two major passions in my life. Oops, forgot about the kids – make that THREE major passions in my life.   But this isn’t a mommy blog, so you’re … Continue reading

February 5, 2016 · 3 Comments

Guilty Pleasures – Mmm Bop

I was at The Gap recently when I heard this Duran Duran song come on the overhead speakers–   I mentioned to the cashier that I hadn’t heard it in at … Continue reading

January 22, 2016 · 13 Comments