Posts in category "Playlists"

Let your music make you happy!

Let your music make you happy!
Do you know what kind of music you should listen to when you’re in a good mood?  Happy music.  Do you know what kind of music you should listen to when you’re in a sad, mopey mood?  Happy music again!  I understand that there may be times when you just want to droop, but 30... Read more »

The best songs of 2013

The best songs of 2013
Perhaps my most critical act of public service is to share my favorite songs of the year.  It’s painful for me to think of people listening only to what happens to be playing in their car and not exploring new musical frontiers.  I’m here to help! This year brought us albums by some true veterans... Read more »

My Christmas Playlist

My Christmas Playlist
Well, I am a bit more in the Christmas spirit than usual this year.  Why?  Maybe because our house is decorated for the season?  Nope, only the exterior so far (maybe this weekend we’ll get our act together).  I think it’s because I can play my delightful Christmas playlist at any time and instantly feel... Read more »
Advertisement:

Why I hate Halloween

Why I hate Halloween
I originally wrote this a couple years ago, but the sentiment still applies. I’ll be upfront about my position on this topic: I am not a huge Halloween person. It is a great relief that my kids are old enough to be in charge of their own costumes. I appreciate the efforts of others and... Read more »

Music for Dummies (a.k.a. Starting your music library)

Music for Dummies (a.k.a. Starting your music library)
Last week I was sitting at a high school football game with a longtime close friend and my husband.  At halftime, the dancers came out and started their routine to Macklemore’s “Can’t Hold Us.”  I remarked that I (still) love that song to my friend.  Her response (was I imagining a slightly accusatory tone?): “You... Read more »

In honor of President's Day: Obama's would-be playlist

In honor of President's Day: Obama's would-be playlist
In honor of President’s Day, my concern focuses on what our president has streaming through those headphones of his. Way back in late 2010, I compiled a playlist for Obama and am rerunning it now (since approximately five people read my blog back then). Spoiler alert: I never heard back as to whether he actually... Read more »
Advertisement:

Valentine's Day songs for the rest of us

Valentine's Day songs for the rest of us
Well, it’s everyone’s no one’s favorite holiday: Valentine’s Day. At this point I’m kind of indifferent to Valentine’s Day- and I’m not just saying that because my husband and I don’t really acknowledge it. I think the only people who actually like Valentine’s Day are girls in their twenties who have a boyfriend. In college... Read more »

Home is where the song is

You can hardly turn on the radio these days without hearing Phillip Phillips crooning the ubiquitous hit “Home.”  Now the song has even permeated the radio; without even knowing it I have started associating the song with the American Family Insurance commercials.  Shame. A year or two ago, I was quite taken by a song... Read more »

James Bond theme songs: The best and the worst

James Bond theme songs: The best and the worst
Bloggers are advised to write about current topics.  I considered this when thinking about how I could link current events to the narrow frame of what interests me.  Hurricane Sandy?  What I know about that hurricane is that my New York coworkers seem to be getting a few days off (although some are “working from... Read more »
Advertisement:

Pump It Up! (a.k.a. wake up music)

I’ve been in the blogging doldrums lately.  I’ve felt uninspired and certainly unfunny.  My son snapped me out of it today as only a 16-year old boy can do for his mom: first with an inquiry, which morphed into a request and concluded with a mandate. He was working on managing the music on his... Read more »