One of the first things I heard when I came out from the other side of the roller coaster ride known as “my appendectomy,” was the deeply sad news that Prince had died. This one got me, dear reader. Prince is one of the artists who makes up the musical tapestry of my adolescence. But he also managed to slip into my pop culture world too. When I think of
My friend Nancy Jane introduced me to Mumford & Sons in 2009. Like me, one of Nancy Jane’s spiritual gifts is making mix tapes. I remember the song “Roll Away Your Stone” was among the tracks of dear artists like Amos Lee, Ray LaMontagne and Mindy Smith. Because I’m a bit of a slow mover, I didn’t drink the Mumford Kool-Aid right away. It’s not that I didn’t like them
One of my favorite times of the year is Easter week. I love celebrating the moments leading up to the day where we can say, “HE IS RISEN, INDEED!” Obviously, I need a playlist to help me celebrate properly. Lincee from the ’80s would instruct me to find my pink Gunne Sax dress, pop in my Sandi Patti Greatest Hits cassette tape into my jambox and call it a day.
For those of you celebrating Valentine’s Day with chocolates, roses and diamond necklaces in the shape of a heart, have I got the playlist for you! It’s an eclectic mix of country confessions, ’80s hair band ballads, old-school crooners and all the love-themed tracks you would expect on a Valentine’s Day mix tape. So pull up Spotify, search for the playlist below and make good choices this weekend! For those
I spent New Year’s Eve at a darling cottage with a bunch of friends in Asheville, North Carolina. The week between Christmas and the start of 2016 was a big one for me. While the girls explored, hiked, shopped and ate their way around the city, I sat at a table in the dining room to knock out a massive to-do list. As I sat drinking my morning Dr Pepper,