February Round-Up: Love, Live Music, and Casio Keyboards

Claire: Happy Leap Day everybody! This month, we celebrated the many sides of love with good songs, bad songs, alternative songs, even sexist songs.  We laughed, we cried, we celebrated the musical stylings of Fergie, we rediscovered the band Next, we talked about Casio keyboards—and we wrote about it.

Love and Stuff Lists:

We also launched out First Show/Worst Show series and heard all of your magical tales about seeing the Grateful Dead (jealous), the Steve Miller band (not jealous), and Cobra Starship (confused). If you haven’t submitted your First Show/Worst Show yet, click here.

First Shows/Worst Shows:

Our friend/guest blogger/sometimes copy editor Noura Hemady wrote an awesome blog about seeing the Old 97s at the 9:30 Club. But as I read it, I realized that she had totally forgotten about an Old 97s show that we saw together at the 9:30 Club. We had a huge fight and I threw shoes at her. Not really. Instead I wrote about the LOST SHOW from Noura’s illustrious show-going life, and our one-off series about the Old 97s, DC, growing up, armpits, and prostitutes was born.

Old 97s

A special shout out to our amazing Guest Bloggers this month: Eric Fish, Noura Hemady, and Miriam Doyle! Write more stuff for us. Seriously guys.

And a big thank you to our First Show/Worst Show writers: Andre Moshenberg, Rahnia Mersereau, Jamie Breazeale, and Maureen Noble!


Leftover Lists: Top 5 Love Songs

Claire: This week, we talked love songs. Next week, we have even more musical, inching towards Valentines Day, goodies in store for you. But before we get started, Joshua and I had some serious leftover list needs this week. Every week, we cut songs. Our weekly meeting is basically the two of us having a beer and trading our cut songs aka leftover lists (when we’re not busy fighting over the merits of ABBA) (Joshua would probably like you to know that I’m the one with the pro-ABBA stance in these fights). Anyway, this week our leftover lists were epic, so we’re bringing them to you. Enjoy. And if you think we missed a must-have song, let us know: you just might be our reader request of the week.

JOSHUA’s List:

The Band – Up On Cripple Creek

The Decemberists – Red Right Ankle

Old Crow Medicine Show – Wagon Wheel


Velvet Underground, “Satellite of Love”

Beth Rowley, “You’ve Got Me Wrapped Around Your Little Finger”

Joni Mitchell, “Help Me”