Music

Soundtrack of My Life: Back to School

It’s time to go back to school. Emotions are all over the map, ranging from HALLELUJAH to first-day tears to “Where’s my back pack?” to stand still so I can take another picture. Hear me when I say, “You will survive.” For those teachers who are about to let another kid borrow a pencil… For those bus drivers who will threaten to pull over if little rears don’t sit down…

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Soundtrack of My Life: Summer Anthems

With Memorial Day just around the corner, it’s time to choose our 2016 summer anthem. There’s been a lot of debate, and I understand the passion that comes with a decision as important as this one. May I suggest this masterpiece for your consideration? When considering a summer anthem, it’s important to ask yourself if the song will be able to withstand the test of time. Can you imagine yourself

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Remembering Prince

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

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Awake My Soul

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

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Soundtrack of My Life: Easter

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.

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