Music Saturday: Raffy

Tonight’s featured Twitch streamers are Raffy, a band from Montréal who’ve been playing dans l’garage (in the garage) since COVID put an end to public performances. They play a mix of covers and original tunes in both English and French and have the air of a band that’s been together for a long time, meaning […]

The Schnitzelbank Song

Something a little different tonight. I’m a member of the Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (MACRAO), and we would have been meeting in Frankenmuth, Michigan, at the Bavarian Inn, for our Annual Conference this week. Instead, we put together a virtual version of our professional development sessions, and today was the longest […]

Songwriting and my alter ego

I wrote some songs when I was in high school and a few in college, then maybe one or two since. I haven’t written a complete song in at least 30 years. Until tonight, when I finally finished a song I’ve been working on for about two months. I had the initial lyrics written pretty […]

Memories of “Gina” (and Jimmy)

This is the story of two pieces of music, forever connected in my memory. That is, I could hear them on endless repeat in my head, but didn’t actually know what the titles were or who recorded them. All I was certain of was that they were played every evening, just before 6 p.m., on […]

Music Saturday: Andvari

This week’s band is a brother and sister and father who play together as Andvari. They mostly play great covers on their Twitch channel. When I say “great” it’s because they often have a different twist to a song than the original artist, which I enjoy. After all, if I wanted to hear the original […]