Semi-Wordless Wednesday: Rocker Moms & Schoolhouse Rock

Have you ever wondered who finds the music for tv shows like Grey’s Anatomy? Well, it’s unbelievably cool people like this parent at the Unreliable Narrator’s school. She set up a fundraiser for the school and invited all of her hippest, most “about-to-break”/already signed singer-songwriter friends to play a tiny little Hollywood venue.

The idea was, they’d play a short set of 3-5 songs and then do a cover of a Schoolhouse Rock song.

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Anya Marina sang “Figure 8″

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Josh Kelley sang “Conjunction Junction”

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Meiko sang “Unpack Your Adjectives” with Cary Brothers

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And there was one other act, Low v. Diamond, but HB and I, being the tired parents of a small child that we are, went home before they started their set.

Can I just say how grateful I am that someone far cooler than I arranged the evening and brought me into emo/indie/singer-songwriterland, circa 2008?

Left to my own devices, I’d probably happily listen to my old Garbage 2.0 cds (cds!! uncool! so 1998!!):

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At least I have a vague clue who Amy Winehouse is.

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And at least I wouldn’t be caught dead grooving to the stylistic mewlings of Kylie Minogue, who is the perpetrator of one of the Unreliable Narrator’s favorite tunes now. Thanks for nothing, HB!

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