Album 4, Dead Man’s Party

I was introduced to “The Swing” and “Dead Man’s Party” at the same time. While both were awesome and have stayed with me, I found Dead Man’s Party to be fucking amazing.

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Album 3, Savage Night

The Chris Isaak-esque vocals and smooth and tropical instrumentals meld together to evoke images and memories of places I’d never been, but surely dreamed about.

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Iconic albums of my childhood: Summer Side of Life

I’m loving the hunt for special LP’s. I have a huge MP3 collection–and don’t get me wrong, I love my MP3’s. But since getting a new record player for Christmas I’ve been on the hunt for special albums. Remember the Seinfeld “sponge-worthy” episode? I’m into “vinyl-worthy.” I’m having a decidedly wonderful time scouting out the…

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It’s the remix/remake showdown!

It’s the very first remix/remake showdown. I have so many remakes and cover songs in my music library I decided it was time to put them head-to-head to see which one comes out the winner. This first installment has The Carpenter’s squaring off against Sonic Youth. Know what the song is?

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Why yes, I am bodacious. Thank you for asking.

I think that a personal theme song is not a static song, never meant to change. I mean, we’re not the same person at 35 that we were at 25, or 15. Instead, a personal theme song changes as we change and move forward with our lives. The theme some of a teenager in love will be vastly different than the theme song for that same person, 20 years later and married with two kids. Ah yes, the theme song of a work-at-home wife and mother of two.

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Wednesday’s Words: Blue Side of Lonesome

Gentleman Jim.

Gentleman Jim Reeves was perhaps the biggest male star to emerge from the Nashville sound. His mellow baritone voice and muted velvet orchestration combined to create a sound that echoed around his world and has lasted to this day.

One of my favorites is Blue Side of Lonesome:

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