The Common Denominator in 2012’s Top Music

What do most of 2012’s top songs have in common? Take a guess. Sex? Partying? Love? Would you believe… “Heartache”? Yes, the top songs of 2012 had their share of sex and partying, but most of the songs that crawled to the top of the billboard charts echoed a common message: the heartache from lost [Read More…]

Do You Know What Songs Your Kids Just Downloaded?

Digital Music sales is up 15 percent from last year, and America is on pace to break 2011’s record of purchasing 1.3 billion digital tracks. Let’s face it—American’s love their music. The question is, do you know what your kids are downloading? Let me be clear. I’m not recommending that you become a helicopter parent, [Read More…]

Adults Would Rather Not Know

…WHAT GOES ON IN THE DARK Jonathan McKee, Author of Candid Confessions of An Imperfect Parent, shares a sobering peek into a public high school dance. The 16-year-old girl stepped out of the limo, careful to keep her dress from riding up any higher than it already rested on her upper thighs. Clasping her date’s [Read More…]

Shocking Homecoming Dance Song Playlist

It’s times like these that I’d love to have just a moment with the founding fathers of our country and ask then to clarify their intentions about our first amendment rights? Were they referring to the songs that are going to be played at my daughter’s high school homecoming dance this coming Saturday? Because my [Read More…]

I Was Here

Beyonce has a new music video that’s creating a little bit of buzz in the Tweet and blogosphere. The video begins with white words fading onto a black screen: August 19, 2012 World Humanitarian Day One day, one message, one goal. To inspire people all over the world to do something good, no matter how [Read More…]

Talking with Teenagers about Their Music

Parents always tell me, “My kids have those earphones on so I don’t know what they’re listening to.” (I can actually think of several ways to fix that!) Have you tried just talking with them about their music? Today’s young people love music, and if you ever have difficulty getting your teenagers talking… try talking [Read More…]