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Explicit Lyrics
Sep 24 2017

Child Advisory: Mom’s Explicit Music

Recently, my 12-year-old daughter, Lyric, declared to a grown-up that I listen to music with “swear words.” "Even the F-word!" She testified enthusiastically. Sensing immediate judgment, Lyric proceeded to backtrack and articulated my philosophy: You should be able to express yourself fully through music. Well, actually, in...

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"Untitled" by Amy Baran Belonio (oil on canvass)
Sep 09 2016

The Misunderstood Artist

Once, when an acquaintance found out that I interviewed rock musicians for newspapers and magazines, he looked at me incredulously and gulped, "Why would you hang out with a bunch of lazy drug addicts?" I was stunned by his judgmental response but maintained my composure.  Then...

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