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The Crazy Time Traveling Magic of Music

We’ve all been there. You’re driving down the road, or eating at a restaurant, or shopping in a store, and a song comes on, a song that is irrevocably tied to some event in your past and bam! the world fades away and you’re back in that moment… Maybe you’re 9, and it’s the song…

Tunes That Say Summer

Well, the songs  may not actually have the word “summer” in the  lyrics (though some many of them do) but when the husband recently commented on how he wanted to put together a summer song playlist, I realized I haven’t done something like that since putting one together on a cassette tape.  It’s about time…

Singing and Driving

You know those songs that make you tap your fingers on the steering wheel, pump your foot (hopefully NOT the one on the gas/brake) and just sing at the top of your lungs? Love those songs. Love how it makes me feel better, even when I’m stuck in the purgatory of Chicago-land traffic. Sara Barielles…

The List of Shame

We all have them, those songs that we should probably be too “something” for – too old, too cool, too un-cool, too non-conventional, too mainstream, too whatever..but despite it all, we still love them. Or maybe we know a song is really bad: the lyrics are beyond awful, the singer had enough electronic assistance and…