Blog posts tagged "music"

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Dec. 06, 2019 - 1:28 pm
In keeping with the interesting, entertaining theme established by my fellow Anythink bloggers, I wanted to write about “memory songs” and “forever songs.” This is something I think about a lot, actually (most would say too much), and it recently led me to take some drastic actions. Allow me to...
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Nov. 30, 2019 - 1:27 pm
In a recent well-thought post, my colleague Julie made a case for two different kinds of favorite songs: songs tied to a particular moment in our lives (memory songs) and songs that seem like they've always been with us (forever songs). It has inspired our staff to follow suit. When I actually...
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Nov. 19, 2019 - 5:21 pm
In a recent thought-provoking post, my colleague Julie makes the case that there are two different kinds of favorite songs: songs tied to a particular moment in our lives, and songs that seem like they've always been with us. She calls these two types of songs “memory songs” and “forever songs.”...
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Nov. 16, 2019 - 5:15 pm
Back in the year 2000, my middle school boyfriend and I were struggling to choose "our song" (a task that was all too important at the time). He liked Blink-182 and my favorite songs from that year, TLC’s “No Scrubs” and Destiny’s Child’s “Bug A Boo” to name a few, were all about independent women...
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Aug. 13, 2019 - 10:12 pm
As a child Reginald Dwight was shy and lonely, but possessed of an astonishing natural gift for the piano. Flash forward to Aug. 25, 1970, when the then 23-year-old would give a mind-blowing performance at the Troubadour, catapulting him into stardom. That fellow, the world now knows as Elton John...
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Jan. 24, 2019 - 3:44 pm
If 2019 were a road trip to Los Angeles, we’d only be to about Keystone at this point. But as we drive further into the new year, I want to take a look through the rearview at the year that was, and blast some good tunes while we’re at it. The following is not necessarily a ranking of the best...
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Dec. 20, 2018 - 3:33 pm
You know Dasher and Dancer, and Prancer and Vixen, "Silent Night" and "Jingle Bells," and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas," but what about the more unconventional holiday songs? Just in time for your seasonal revelry, here’s a list of six songs for those of us who want an alternative take on...
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Nov. 29, 2018 - 11:53 am
A year ago, I lost my father. I don’t mean he was misplaced or that he’s wandering about in a hedge maze or anything – he died. It wasn’t a surprise, he’d been sick for a while. But it was terribly sad. Obviously. In the year since, my family and I have grieved his loss and celebrated his life in a...
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Feb. 20, 2018 - 4:58 pm
There's a chance you might be paying $10 a month – $120 a year – for a music subscription service. But did you know you can also stream for free with your library card and hoopla digital? With this service, you can search through practically any album you can imagine. My experience with hoopla has...
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Jun. 24, 2017 - 1:04 pm
Among a certain curmudgeonly sort, there’s a prevailing opinion that music isn’t very good these days. To such people I say: you’re just not listening hard enough. Over the last few months artists as varied as Imelda May, Dan Auerbach, Benjamin Booker and Justin Townes Earle have released truly...

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