Superstar all over your face
I’ve been a fan of musicals since I was a kid. It would be many years before I’d get a chance to see some performed live, but soundtracks have been a staple of my listening habits pretty much my whole life. The first one I can remember getting hooked on was Jesus Christ Superstar.
Trans-sport: Wrestling with fairness
A 2-time state wrestling champ wanted to compete in the boys’ division, but he was only allowed to compete in the girls’ division. What’s fair when transgender athletes compete at elite levels? I’m still not sure.
Listening to familiar music for the first time
Have you ever had the experience of listening to a familiar song and it’s almost like it’s the first time? I’m not talking about listening to a song you know well and finding some new subtlety to notice or appreciate. That’s cool, too, but I’m talking about hearing a song that is both familiar and yet suddenly new in either the way it sounds or what it means.