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Retro: Lauryn Hill’s Doo Wop (That Thing)

In Music by ashbydodd

Girl, you know you better watch out, some guys, some guys are only about, that thing…. Once upon a time Lauryn Hill was the reigning queen of music, there’s no denying she’s still important in the history of music but she hasn’t seen a massive …

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Listen: The Way I Do by Bishop Briggs

In Music by ashbydodd

“You will never know this touch, will never know this shame, will never know the way I want you to….” Sarah Grace McLaughlin — no, 90’s kid, not the ‘Lillith Fair’ Sarah McLachlan (different spelling, see?!) — better known to most of us as recording …

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War Paint: The Musical

In Books, History, Music, Other, Style, Theater by ashbydodd

“It’s one of the great fueds in American business….” – Richard Schlesinger Before the 1930’s, the only women who wore makeup to decorate their faces were working in the spotlight or on the streets; then came Helena Rubenstein and Elizabeth Arden.  The triumphs of these …

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Listen: Ultralife by Oh Wonder

In Music by ashbydodd

“Ever since you came I’m living ultralife.” The pop duo known as Oh Wonder is on the brink of releasing their second album, Ultralife, and they’ve released the title track as the first single.  Just having played at Coachella this past weekend, Josephine Vander Gucht …

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Retro: Just the Ten of Us Remixed

In Movies & TV, Music by ashbydodd

What does a forgotten tv sitcom, the X-Men and Santa have in common? They’re all just doin’ it the best they can! If you were paying attention to cheesy family sitcoms at the end of the 80’s, you might (maybe) remember Just the Ten of …

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Pentatonix Covers Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody

In Music by ashbydodd

Is this the real life?  Is this just fantasy? Did you ever imagine an a capella group would be topping the charts?  Neither did I, but here we are and whether you’re an a capella fan or not, Pentatonix is taking the world by storm. …

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Ben Folds and Black Holes

In Books, Music by ashbydodd

“Somewhere in the universe two black holes collide — as heavy as stars, as small as cities…” To the majority of us, writing music and reading about astronomy are both equally perplexing, but to Ben Folds, it’s just another day on the job.  While performing …