On Top of the World (for about five seconds)

The Goon Squad and I were totally rocking out on the way home from Tae Kwon Do. I still had a couple of my 80s hair metal CDs in the car from when Laurie and I went to the M3 concert on Saturday and the kids and I were listening to some Guns N’ Roses. […]

If You Want Free Bon Jovi Tickets Raise Your Hands

Psst. We’re giving away three pairs of Bon Jovi tickets on MamaPop. Plus I posted a picture of Jon Bon Jovi practically naked over there, so what are you waiting for? I totally used to have this exact poster on my wall. Alas, I’ve said too much. Go win tickets. * * * * * […]

Wow. EVERYBODY is on LinkedIn

Damn. Felix Mendelssohn is out of my network. Seriously people, can I get an introduction around here? You know who else is on LinkedIn? Bach, Beethoven, Mozart… I don’t mean to be crass, but I was under the impression that you had to be alive to have a profile. I guess I was mistaken.

An Open Letter to Grace Slick

Dear Grace, I remember what the doormouse said, I just have no idea what to do with that information. Love, Sarah

R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio 1942 – 2010

Ronnie James Dio lost his battle with cancer this morning. I first heard when Laurie sent me a text message. We were just talking about him yesterday when we had to explain “the goat” to my mom after Claudia kept doing this in pictures. That sucks. He was a legend. My thoughts are with his […]

My Work Here is Done

I was making coffee this morning when I overheard my five year old twins singing this little tune at the breakfast table. Sepultura – 7 – Biotech Is Godzilla Found at abmp3 search engine

A Riddle for Which I Have No Answer

What is funnier than a young, tough looking man wearing big jeans and a hip hop t-shirt in a quiet library blasting his iPod so loudly that you can hear Phil Collins begging you to take a look at him now? I can’t think of anything either.

Support The Arts

I don’t do a lot of fund raising on Sarah and the Goon Squad but this is something that I believe in. Choralis is a first rate community based choir in the Washington D.C Area. Besides being kind enough to let me in, they also provide scholarships to 12 students each year. Gretchen Kuhrmann is […]

Want to Hear the Most Annoying Sound Ever?

Just when you think you have the most annoying song on the planet stuck in your head. (NSFW) Then your husband makes you listen to this. To “assist” you in getting Die Antwoord “Enter The Ninja” out of your mind. Yeah, so just when you think it could not possibly get any worse, you walk […]

At Least I Think I am Funny

Last night I was at choir rehearsal and we were working on a particularly difficult piece of music. For Melissa, Lori, Elisa and Loralee it was the Mathias “Let the People Praise Thee, O God”, the piece that he wrote for Prince Charles and Lady Diana’s wedding. For everybody else it sounds like this. I’m […]

The Audition

The audition was wonderful. The choir is amazing. I feel really good today. The chorus had us (I went with my neighbor and friend Lesley) sit through the rehearsal before the auditions. They are singing John Rutter’s “Mass of the Children” which is both beautiful and challenging. The director is this fantastic and talented woman […]


For Christmas I bought Gabe one of those sets of Bose speakers that has a place to dock your iPod for the kitchen. He likes to listen to music when he cooks and our old speakers were old and crapping out. It seems like such a small thing but this new docking station charges my […]