Music Monday

Music Monday: Sing to Me

Did you have a parent sing you to sleep? What song did they sing? Last week we asked about songs a family sings together, this week we’re curious about songs parents sing to their children. Are they always nursery rhymes? Are there certain occasions when they sing to us? At...


Music Monday: The Family That Sings Together...

Does your family have any songs they sing together? Sitting at the dinner table, on a road trip, camping, whenever your uncle comes over, are there moments when your family bursts into song? Singing together is something people have done since the dawn of time. It makes us feel...


Music Monday: Dance, dance, dance

To what song have you or would you choreograph a dance routine? There are some songs that make you want to dance. People groove to them in their cars or when the song plays on the jukebox and shoulders start to shake. In a Workshop World Dance class, students are taught how to...


Music Monday: Stress Busters

If you’re like us, summer is over, school has started and the real work has been creeping on until you are right in the middle of it. Sound familiar? When you get that itchy feeling between your shoulders and need a way to work it out, physical movement and the right mood music...


For the Love of a City: Top 9 Films Starring San Francisco

How much do you love San Francisco? With its sweeping views, vibrant culture and ever-changing amazing food and drink options, there’s a lot to appreciate about this town. Film makers and movie producers like it too. Here is a list of our staff's top nine favorite movies set in...


Music Monday: Anne Trickey's Favorite Films

What is your favorite movie soundtrack? Let me preface this by saying I’ve only picked films that I’ve seen at least 5 times. What does this say about me? I really like movies. I watch movies I like multiple times. The only exception to this rule is noted below. The 5th...


Music Monday: "The Sound of Young America" on the big screen "Nothing But A Man" (1964)

Editor's Note: Larry Jones, our very own resident DJ spinning soulful tunes in the office, puts on his sharkskin suit and heads to the height of the Civil Rights movement with his favorite soundtrack. "Nothing But A Man" Soundtrack (1964) I discovered "Nothing But A Man" by...


Music Monday: From Country Ballad to Trance

I planned on promoting the soundtrack to Fred Zinnemann’s western film High Noon. Specifically, I admire Rex Ritter’s title-track “High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darlin’).” Scattered throughout the movie -- and when Cary Grant faces his deadly, bolo tie wearing...


Music Monday: Laurie Loftus gives us dreams and conversation

Editor's note: Laurie Loftus, our superstar Institutional Giving Manager, has impeccable taste. Everything from her choice of office footwear, to wrist bling, is just plain cool. Naturally, it's imperative that we find out what she listens to. Here, Laurie discusses four of her...


Music Monday: The Sound of Music

What is your favorite movie soundtrack? Ivy, Finance & Operations Manager – “The Sound of Music.” Ivy loves the nature; she is seen as a compassionate character around children in need. Selecting The Sound of Music as her favorite movie soundtrack is just natural....


Music Monday: The Wackness

My favorite movie soundtrack is The Wackness. It may as well be the soundtrack to my 90’s. The Wackness is a coming of age of sorts for a high school grad celebrating his pre-college summer in native New York City and his middle-aged therapist with a slew of his own...


Music Monday: High Fidelity

When someone mentions "soundtrack," I automatically think of High Fidelity. This soundtrack brings back the original idea of the mixtape. If you see the movie, you too will understand how the mixtape is of critical importance to the love-sick, slightly pathetic protagonist...