30 day song challenge :: Somewhere only I know

30-Day Song Challenge :: Day 6 :: A Song That Reminds You Of Somewhere You bought the cassette of Michael Penn's first album at some independent record store around the corner from where we were staying, back when those kinds of places were pretty much everywhere. You gave it to me because you said this song … Continue reading 30 day song challenge :: Somewhere only I know

30 day song challenge :: Makes you sad

30-Day Song Challenge :: Day 4 :: A Song That Makes You Sad "Should have" are two of the saddest words when linked together. They harken to regret, speak of missed opportunities, sing of fear in their wishes unrecognized. The proverbial one that got away, we all have one, don't we? Was it truly out of … Continue reading 30 day song challenge :: Makes you sad

You’re the secret in the back of my skull

Some of the most intimate moments, those deepest secrets that are held so tightly inside, are only expressed while we are listening to music. Lyrically speaking, or singing, the truths blow out of our ears and minds and hearts. We cannot hide all of it, not completely, as we are taking in all those songs … Continue reading You’re the secret in the back of my skull

New music discovery :: Niki and the Dove

Ethereal, electric, enchanting and enjoyable, Instinct, the debut album from Niki and the Dove is just what I needed for this late summer Southern California heat wave. Swedish pop always captures me and fills me with dancey-fun feelings, and this album, with that built-in expectation, does not disappoint. This is music to drive to, to turn … Continue reading New music discovery :: Niki and the Dove