Dec. 17, 2020 - 4:46 pm
I don’t know if you’ve heard or not, but this was a tough year – a recap of it is unnecessary. We all know the myriad ways in which 2020 was difficult and challenging. What is always necessary, however, is a recap of the year in music – even if the year felt like a decade.
Jan. 16, 2020 - 12:30 pm
In the past few weeks my fellow bloggers have been examining the difference between “forever songs” – songs that you will always remember as those you love – and “memory songs,” which are tied to a specific memory or maybe even a specific person. It was very intriguing reading about all the...
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...
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...
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.”...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...