Category Archives: Music

Watch: Videos from New Kids’ Album about Diverse Families

Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer. Photo credit: Sarah R. Coats

Watch a couple of fun clips from the upcoming children’s music album Dancin’ in the Kitchen: Songs for All Families, by two-time Grammy Award-winners Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer.

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The Best Rendition of “I Had a Little Dreidel” Is by a Lesbian Mom

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Yes, there is more to Hanukkah music than “I Had a Little Dreidel,” elementary school music teachers notwithstanding. But while this week’s once-in-a-lifetime concurrence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah has led to any number of new “Thanksgivukkah” songs, sometimes I just want the classics. And Julie Silver’s bluesy rendition of “Dreidel” makes what can sometimes be a tired old number seem cool again.

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Songs for Peace and Justice

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Yesterday, I wrote about Julie Silver, a well-known Jewish singer-songwriter and lesbian mom. As we approach the start of Yom Kippur this evening, it seems only appropriate to post a clip of her singing. The first song, “This Train,” is a beautiful metaphor about social justice that people of all traditions should appreciate. And for extra-special lesbian goodness, it’s the song of hers that Ellen DeGeneres said was her favorite, according to a blurb on Silver’s Web site.

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Lesbian Motherhood: Now with Soundtracks

Two books about lesbian moms in the past month, and both have soundtracks? Bestselling author Jodi Picoult’s new novel Sing You Home comes bundled with a “companion soundtrack” CD, with lyrics by Picoult and music composed and sung by her friend Ellen Wilber. Each chapter, or “track” is named for the associated song. It makes sense […]

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Join Us for a Webcast with Bestselling Author Jodi Picoult About Her New Novel of Lesbian Moms

I’m very excited to invite you to a special event here at Mombian: a live, streaming interview on Monday, March 7 with #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult about her latest novel, Sing You Home, the story of a lesbian couple and their attempts to have a child.

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