Tag: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Basement Songs, Music

Basement Songs: Foo Fighters, “Walk”

Scott Malchus writes about this year's Great Strides efforts and the Foo Fighters song that didn't make the cut....

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Basement Songs, Music

Basement Songs: Coldplay, “Fix You”

It's springtime again, and Scott Malchus is reflecting on baseball, family and the search for a cure to cystic fibrosis in this week's...

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Basement Songs, Music

Basement Songs: Aaron Copland, “Appalachian Spring”

For the final two miles of my half marathon, I’ll have Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring play in its entirety to help push me through...

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Basement Songs, Music

Basement Songs: Journey, “Only the Young”

In the fall of 1984, the Make A Wish Foundation contacted the band Journey. A 16-year old fan from Cleveland named Kenny Sykaluk was in the...

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Basement Songs, Music

Basement Songs: Thomas Newman, “Finding Nemo: Main Title”

People do this all the time: they neglect to ask about my daughter Sophie. They don’t mean to, especially when they receive so many...

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Basement Songs, Music

Basement Songs: Bruce Springsteen, “The Rising”

I had a dream about Bruce Springsteen and he told me what to write. You’re thinking, “Again? Come on, Malchus, all you ever write about...

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Basement Songs: Kiss, “Detroit Rock City”

You can thank mall cop Paul Blart for this week’s basement song entry. That fictional creation, played so winningly by actor Kevin James...

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Basement Songs: Jay-Z featuring Alicia Keys, “Empire State of Mind”

The email came on a Thursday morning, as I sat at my desk, waking up. My friend, Nancy, was running the Santa Monica half marathon in three...

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Basement Songs: Death Cab for Cutie, “Grapevine Fires”

Southern California resident Scott Malchus has fire on his mind this week -- and memories of listening to this song from Death Cab for...

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Basement Songs: Bruce Springsteen, “Working on a Dream”

Each spring when Great Strides rolls around and we begin fundraising for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Julie and I do our best to write a...