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It's Max Raabe day!

It’s Max Raabe day!

Today is the long-awaited Max Raabe show at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center. As of now, there are still tickets available, which is amazing because why wouldn’t all of Philadelphia want to see this sardonic German cabaret singer and his Palast Orchester? If you want to know more about Raabe, Jekyll* alerted me to a profile in […]

Max Raabe is coming to Philly!

Max Raabe is coming to Philly!

Sherri W reminds us that the one and only Max Raabe will be performing at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center on Thursday, December 1st.  It is a dream come true! Though we all fell in love with Max Raabe’s big band renditions of Oops, I Did it Again and Sex Bomb, I suspect that December’s show will […]

Max Raabe is the cat's pajamas

Max Raabe is the cat’s pajamas

Oh. My. God. Just when I thought my love affair with the Internet might be ending, something comes along to rekindle the old magic, namelyMax Raabe & Palast Orchester. This German outfit specializes in twenties and thirties cabaret numbers but has also been covering current pop songs. Like Oops! I Did it Again by the […]

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I’ve been Googled!

I used to perceive webloggers as introverted, awkward geeks who never leave the house. After starting Good Grief!, however, I found the opposite to be true and met a lot of interesting, like-minded people, got Blankbabied (i.e., got a job lead based on this site), and met the guy I’m currently dating. The job story […]

Scopitones, anyone?

Scopitones, anyone?

Live from, here are some Scopitone* videos for your Valentine’s Day viewing pleasure: Calendar Girl – Neil Sedaka Queen of the House – Jody Miller My Teenage Fallout Queen (a significant song of social protest that you can dance to) – George McKelvey *What’s a Scopitone? According to Wikipedia: In the 1960s, French technology […]

Good Grief! beer and cheese party tips

Good Grief! beer and cheese party tips

I finally had the beer and cheese party this weekend. Here are a few strategies for hosting your own beer and cheese shindig (Apartment Therapy published some helpful holiday party tips last month, but a few important guidelines were missing). That citronella torch fuel you spilled on the deck last summer never really went away–it […]