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Love is (Still) a Mix CD

posted Monday October 14th, 2013

I thought about writing here that I wish I still had a cassette player and tapes for it so I could make a mix tape, but that’s not true. To be honest, that was a real pain — ending the tape at just the right spot, making sure there was enough room, the occasional fail […]


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Having fun.

posted Wednesday June 13th, 2012

I discovered the number one band in the country by accident. I’m only a little ashamed to admit to you that I’ve been known to skulk around Anthropologie long after I’m done shopping so I can Shazam the store’s entire playlist. Hey, I’m in my mid-forties. I’m busy and I’m not particularly hip. I’ve got to find […]


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The Dan Zanes Effect

posted Saturday May 14th, 2011

Today, Annabelle decided she’s not a little kid anymore. Which would have been just fine, except today was the day that I had seats for the Dan Zanes concert. Front row center, purchased last October, right when the went on sale. Four tickets — one for each member of the family. If you haven’t heard of […]


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Toasted

posted Friday November 26th, 2010


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“Be Like You”

posted Sunday August 22nd, 2010

I’m bummed the birthdays — and the birthday mixes — have come and gone, because here’s a song I just love. Not new, but new to me. It’s by the Asylum Street Spankers. (An Austin, Texas band, super-cool, they advertise themselves as “God’s favorite band.” Ha. They also have an adult tune called “The Scrotum […]


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Soundtrack for a 9-Year-Old

posted Monday July 19th, 2010

I’ll admit it’s a bit of a disaster to listen to, but I love Annabelle’s 9th birthday mix because (with a little prodding here and there from me, and some harsh vetoing here and there by her) she chose the music herself. And so you have Alvin and the Chipmunks alongside She & Him. Lots […]


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That’s My Daughter in the Water

posted Wednesday July 7th, 2010

(With thanks to Bridget for the suggestion.)


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