Margaret Mullen

Driving Miss Kathryn #1 – Music, Books and Conversation

By Margaret Mullen | October 15, 2020

I hit repeat

Chasing Sunrises

By Margaret Mullen | April 19, 2020

watching the sunrise, listening to the playlist

An Incredibly Personal Billy Joel Visitation

By Margaret Mullen | June 5, 2018

You know those lights were bright on Broadway …

With The Broadway Musical “Hamilton” Winning The Pulitzer, Here Is Our Original Review

By Margaret Mullen | April 27, 2016

I’m not throwin’ away my … shot

HAMILTON – An American Musical: August 17, 2015 – Richard Rodgers Theater, Reviewed

By Margaret Mullen | August 25, 2015

At the center of the Hamilton’s story is the relationship between Hamilton and Burr. Burr’s motto was “smile more talk less … don’t let them know what you stand for” whereas Hamilton was an outspoken proponent for a strong central government and a modern economic vision and often in opposition with Jefferson and Madison. Hamilton became George Washington’s most trusted adviser and confidant while Burr’s political aspirations were repeatedly thwarted. Burr is often seen looking on contemptuously instead of being invited into “In the Room Where it Happened.”

One Direction: The View From A Former 17 Year Old Babysitter

By Margaret Mullen | August 11, 2015

“Whether a teenager is writing music, identifying with lyrical and musical themes, or dancing wildly at a live show, the cathartic experience provides a channel for expressing and dealing with a wide range of emotions. A shared love of music gives those in the group a common interest and a basis for friendship, which has many potential emotional benefits (Livestrong, 2013).

Taylor Swift At Metlife Stadium, Saturday, July 11th, 2015, Review

By Margaret Mullen | July 16, 2015

Her Mom shared with me that she received a text from Richa explaining how Taylor said, “even though things are hard they will get better” and mentioned her Dad. It was a comforting moment for both. Of course, adults can see a light at the end of the tunnel but kids need more experience, growth to know things will improve and maybe they need to hear it from a super star to believe it.

The Mavericks Visit Town Hall

By Margaret Mullen | February 27, 2015

The band was so cool to watch – the keyboardist dressed in a pink suit from head-to-toe (including a fedora) who never stopped moving, the electric guitarist dressed in red with dangerously pointy shoes reminded me of a bullfighter with his choreographed movements (guitar his muleta), the horns, bass and ever present accordion

The Feast of the Blessed Sacrament, July 31st thru August 1th, 2014, Reviewed

By Margaret Mullen | August 12, 2014

Musical entertainment has always been a big part of the Portuguese Feast. Numerous stages are set up throughout the grounds so whether you like Alternative Rock, Heavy Metal, Folk, Country or authentic Portuguese music & dance you are certain to be entertained.

A Margaret Mullen Christmas

By Margaret Mullen | December 25, 2013

My daughters are in fourth grade now and to see the BELIEF in their eyes and to hear the EXCITEMENT in their stories is priceless. I never questioned how Santa Claus came while there were still adults present but my daughters did. I lie more during the holidays than any other time of year.

Justin Timberlake And My Own 20/20 Experience

By Margaret Mullen | November 13, 2013

Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids take to the stage with Pusher Love Girl. The backdrop is white with shadows of JT and the band with streaming white lights – simple, sexy. What I love about Justin Timberlake – he is a contemporary artist with ‘real’ sophistication

Marathons , Mid-life and Music Oh My …

By Margaret Mullen | November 5, 2013

In 2009, guaranteed entry because the three consecutive years I did not get a number through the lottery. Trained with music and ran the last six miles (typically the hardest for me) with music which definitely brought me to the finish line.

It’s My Ride – I Won’t Quit, Cause I Want More

By Margaret Mullen | October 26, 2013

It’s 2:30A and I am wide awake. What I really want to do is go back to sleep but I know myself too well. I’ll lay here for an hour or so and not fall asleep until about 4A which typically would be okay but I really want to go to the gym and Spin at 5:30A

Temp Run Revised: A Runner Counts The Beats Of Your Heart!

By Margaret Mullen | October 17, 2013

Added Katy Perry because my heart rate elevated too quickly and Roar does not have as many BPMs as some of the other songs. Removed Van Halen Running With the Devil because it just did not work with the rest of the mix. Added I’m on Fire at the end because I needed a cool down song.

This is my house and these are my rules and no more Miley Cyrus.

By Margaret Mullen | October 8, 2013

“Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice”

Wedding Day First Dance Songs

By Margaret Mullen | September 12, 2013

Three years to the day, he brought me back to the place we met and proposed. We couldn’t agree on a song. Sea of Love came on the radio during a trip back to NY from Newport. Wanting to check something off the ‘wedding to do list’ … yes, it’s great

Robin Thicke On The Today Show, Tuesday, July 30th, 2013, Reviewed

By Margaret Mullen | August 1, 2013

He appears groggy, somewhat disheveled and in need of coffee. Did he party last night? He has 5 o’clock shadow, wearing sunglasses, black t-shirt & jeans and exudes sex appeal.

A Mullen At Yankee Stadium: "RAP is not my genre but that is about to change"

By Margaret Mullen | July 24, 2013

… HOT, HOT, HOT… foreplay …

Taylor Swift At Metlife Stadium, Saturday, July 13th, 2013 Reviewed

By Margaret Mullen | July 16, 2013

Feel like I’m in high school again, so young and carefree with a smile from ear-to-ear.