10 Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Memories

I can hear a good or not-so-good tune and it transports me back to a time and place when it became important to me. I have a knack for strong memories tied to songs.  Read More 10 Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Memories

Persephone Playlist: Ten Songs Getting Me Through This Week, Midweek Edition

Happy Wednesday, all! It’s the middle of the week, and I’m trying to get through. Here’s a playlist of songs that are helping me cope. A lot of these songs are ones that I’ve known since I was really young, so I guess that must mean something. Read More Persephone Playlist: Ten Songs Getting Me Through This Week, Midweek Edition

Record Machine: “I Don’t Wanna Be Around You” by The Innocence

Before flipping through my dad’s box of 45s, acquired mainly in his junior high years, I’d never heard of The Innocence. The “Kama Sutra Music” label is what first caught my attention. Listening to the “There’s Got to be a Word” single and its B-side, “I Don’t Wanna Be Around You,” provided no additional illumination.

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Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Fall TV Edition

The leaves are getting crisp. Giant men are hitting each other for fun. Jam is being made. It is fall, which to me means new TV shows and old TV shows. Well, it means TV in general. One of the best parts of TV shows are their theme songs. I love the intersection of music and visual entertainment. So in honor of fall TV, I bring to you my favorite TV themes of all time.  Read More Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Fall TV Edition

Record Machine: The Monkees vs. The Beatles

Although my father was partially responsible for my great love for music, and the compulsive collecting therein, his tastes would often surprise and amuse me. Perhaps the most amusing revelation is that he had a greater nostalgic love for The Monkees than he did The Beatles.

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