The first time I heard Cold War Kids was on March 23, 2010. I was at The Auction House, a gritty upscale lounge in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, with my two best gals. I was at the bar wishing I had a signature drink to order when their song Hang Me Up to Dry came on. It was like being punched in the face by awesomeness. The bartender was playing their second cd Loyalty to Loyalty. I wanted to curl … Continue reading
This has been the year of Adele. For me, it was just over a year ago when I saw a video of her performing Someone Like You at the Brit Awards. Click here if you want to see it. I watched and re-watched it until I could follow word-for-word. Her voice is enrapturing. Her songs are transformative. When she sings, she takes you with her. You feel what she’s feeling, and you understand where those lyrics come from. That’s what sets … Continue reading
BCPL’s music collection recently got a makeover that makes it more user-friendly. The adult collection is now broken into 11 genres, with color-coded labels to make browsing fast and easy: classical, comedy, country, fitness, holiday, jazz, pop/rock, rap/ hip-hop, religious, soundtrack and spoken word. Everything geared toward those 12 and under has a childrens label and is located in the youth services department.