Category: Music

Worry, Why Should I Care?

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This album has been out for a while, but I keep coming back to it because it is just so good.  This track is one of my favorites. If something is keeping you up at night and you just can’t seem to shake it… Make friends with what you are.   And say “worry, get... Read more »

Trainspotting: Backstage with Train

As Miranda Lambert sings… “Every last one, route one, rural heart’s got a story to tell Every grandma, in-law, ex girlfriend Maybe knows you just a little too well Whether you’re late for church or you’re stuck in jail Hey, word’s gonna get around Everybody dies famous in a small town.” Hometowns are proud. Small... Read more »

Phillip Phillips - Home (American Idol Studio Version)

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Have you been watching the Olympics and wondering what this catchy song is?  It is by the 2012 American Idol, Phillip Phillips.  (two LL’s both names for google search purposes)  It’s a good one.  Whether you are on your train ride home or tumbling on the fence in your backyard pretending it is a balance... Read more »

Two Easy Listening Voices in Town this Weekend: James Taylor and Rascal Flatts

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Two of my favorite voices are going to be serenading me soon!  James Taylor on Friday at Ravinia and Rascal Flatts at First Midwest Amphitheater in Tinley on Saturday.  If you don’t have tickets…here are two of the best sounds right here in the comfort of your own space.  No bathroom lines, no traffic leaving... Read more »

Casey Abrams: Great Bright Morning

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American Idol auditions are at the United Center today.  All those hopeful dreamers singing their hearts out.  Good luck to all. Here is Casey Abrams’ first album after appearing on American Idol 2 years ago.  He was the folksy, quirky, hairy, uber-talented one. Listen to this song this morning and I dare you not to... Read more »

James Vincent McMorrow - We Dont Eat Official Video

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This is a new voice my son introduced me to the other day.  His name is James Vincent McMorrow.  He has such a unique sound.  To me this song feels eerily happy and content. On YouTube, under the video, they have started posting where the group you are watching will be performing close to you.... Read more »

Congratulations Graduate! Rock on with your Bad Self ♫

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These lyrics by Brendan James speak volumes about throwing caution to the wind and taking that leap.  If I could sing a commencement address, this is what I would sing to you.  Find your passion.  Do the brave thing.  Take the road less traveled.   Good luck, young’uns.   Go get ’em. Leave your worries,... Read more »

Payphone ~ Collin McLoughlin

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When is the last time you saw a pay phone?  Try to find one.  I dare you. One of the latest hits from Maroon 5 is great as it is, but Collin McLoughlin covers, remakes, changes-up it up to make it his own unique work.  His smooth silky voice is what makes his versions so easy to listen to.... Read more »

Mat Kearney - Hey Mama

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Happy Thursday!  Here is a song to help you muddle through today.  Take it easy, no hurry, it’s almost Friday, you’ll get there.

Ben Howard - Keep Your Head Up

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My latest musical find.  This song falls under the category of happy music.  If you need a boost, get out in the sun with this sound playing your ears…actually, this song will pick you up even if you’re inside and can’t get outside. The video is a grown up version of an awesome slip-n-slide, and... Read more »