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 [...]

There is Nothing Metal About Crying

Yesterday I told Twitter that Claudia loved grindcore. I wasn’t just making it up either. We were making her a Pandora playlist. She wanted to thumbs up Children of Bodom and Amon Amarth. When I told Gabe this story he said that those bands weren’t grindcore, maybe death core or black metal, but not grindcore. [...]

Like Mother, Like Daughter

It says “I love metal.” The apple really doesn’t fall too far from the tree, does it?