Lo these many years ago, as a junior in high school, I took a creative writing class. There was a senior in the class named Mikey Merenda and everything he wrote was in iambic pentameter. Everything. He wrote and directed an entire one-act play in iambic pentameter.

He was also a member of the hottest ska band ever to come out of New Hampshire.

Plus he was a hockey star.

Given this range of talents, it’s perhaps not surprising that he’s gone on to craft a career in music for himself. He’s recorded with his band the mammals, solo, and now is touring and recording with his wife Ruthy Ungar. I’ve mentioned Mike before, and how cool I think he is. Ruthy is super cool, too. See for yourself:

I’m always impressed with people who take the risk to make their art their life. Mike & Ruthy tour as a family, and are making it work, and for that as much as their musical talent, I am in awe.

Music Monday: Mike & Ruthy

2 thoughts on “Music Monday: Mike & Ruthy

  • January 31, 2010 at 7:38 pm


    What a flattering blog to have stumbled across. Gulp. Many, many thanks for your kind words. I didn’t realize you were an author! I’m gonna dig deeper into your webpage right now.

    lv mike

  • February 1, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    I really am in awe!

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