Tag: Cystic fibrosis

Music, Podcast, The Matt 'N' Jeff Radio Hour

The Matt ‘N’ Jeff Radio Hour, Episode 8: Basement Songs

Matt 'n' Jeff talk to author and Popdose writer Scott Malchus about his new book, Basement Songs....

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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: Bruce Springsteen, “My City of Ruins”

With just his guitar and harmonica, backed by a small group of singers behind him, Springsteen delivered his "prayer for our fallen...

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Glee Cast, “Don’t Stop Believin'”

Last week our kids’ school, Emblem Elementary in Saugus, held their third Cure Finders fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. For...

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Basement Songs: Eddie Vedder with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, “The Long Road”

Scott Malchus reflects on his struggles of faith and spirituality in the latest Basement Songs....

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Basement Songs: The Donnas, “New Kid in School”

Scott Malchus gets fast and loud in this week's Basement Songs, wishing his son a happy birthday to the strains of a Rock Band favorite....

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Basement Songs: Survivor, “Eye of the Tiger”

Scott Malchus is headed back to the basement again, where he's rising up to the challenge of our rival -- and facing down a parent's worst...

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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...

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Basement Songs: Pink Floyd, “On the Turning Away”

Through the eyes of my son, I’ve been reliving a part of my youth in the form of colorful costumed super heroes from cartoons and...

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Basement Songs: Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, “If I Should Fall Behind”

Five years ago I began a mission running marathons and half marathons to raise money and awareness for cystic fibrosis. I felt helpless. I...

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Basement Songs: Coldplay, “Strawberry Swing”

I am running for my son. That is the mantra I repeated to myself in times of exhaustion when I was training for my first two marathons back...

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Basement Songs: The Beatles, “Here Comes the Sun”

The call came in the middle of the workday, sometime after lunch. Julie was fighting back tears as she drove home from Jacob’s...