Category Music Makes Me Have Feelings

Song Challenge Take 2: Day 43

Your favorite song from the 80s “Six Different Ways” / The Cure (1985) I’m a sucker for a great piano line in pop music. I always wanted to learn how to play the piano; it is one of my true regrets in life. The opening piano line of “Six Different Ways” is one of my […]

Birthday Mini Playlist

I wanted to share with you (on this most special of days) some of my favorite songs celebrating birthdays. I know I’ll be pumping these throughout the day as I bounce between celebratory activities. Enjoy! “Happy Birthday Beautiful” / Innocence Mission “Birthday” / The Beatles “Happy Birthday” / Altered Images “It’s My Birthday (Remix)” / […]

Party Like It’s 1999 Playlist

It’s Wednesday folks and you know what that means- another playlist! I’ve been revisiting the year 1999 because why not? I was in seventh grade, a new girl in a school very different from my previous one. I remember rushing home to watch TRL (because it was one of the rare years we had cable) […]

Cover Me Up Playlist

Surprise! It’s playlist time bitches. I know I haven’t written about music in a very long time but it has not been far from my mind. Husband and friends opened a music store (Downeast Bound Music) earlier this year and I have spent a large portion of the last few months surrounded by instruments and […]

Just Listen: Vitamin String Quartet 2

I promised I would write about the super awesome Vitamin String Quartet in a Just Listen post I wrote almost two years ago (holy cow!) and it has been far too long since I mentioned one of my favorite bands. Or are they a band? I mean, I know they’re a quartet (duh) but it […]

Wedding Playlist

Several months ago Boyfriend became Husband (yay!) and our wedding was all about the music. In addition to having the lovely Mr. Jesse Stockton and uber-amazing Six Pack of Gentlemen play, I was determined to create the perfect playlist. I wanted optimum guest enjoyment and dancing- tons and tons of dancing. I wanted songs that […]

90’s R&B Dance Party

It’s time to celebrate the new year and I can imagine no better way than through the power of song. I think everyone will agree that there’s nothing better than a great R&B jam. I pulled together a selection of my favorites ranging from the romantic and sexy hits to the songs with extreme danceability. […]

Make It Stop!: Christmas Edition

I hate Christmas music. It is, in fact, my least favorite kind of music in the entire world. I would rather listen to bagpipes and screaming children than hear another fucking song about snow and/or Santa. True story. Since moving, I have been blessed with a retail job (which is why I never have time […]

Merry Christmas!

This is how I celebrate Christmas. Enjoy!

Unearthed Treasure: 90210 Soundtrack

In preparation for my big move this month (SO MUCH EXCITEMENT), I’ve been sorting through all of my belongings and cleaning out the junk. So far it’s been crazy successful and Goodwill has received five bags of clothes and shoes, six storage bins of books and at least five bins of various items. It’s been […]

Unearthed Treasure: Mixtape

I have been digging through my storage unit, cleaning house in preparation for my big move to NC (yay me!). I recently came across a box containing old mixtapes that I made. While they all have fantastic names (here’s looking at you ‘Depressing Songs for Depressing Days’) and some have awesome covers, one stood out […]

Hair Metal Playlist

Sometimes I get into a certain mood where I just want to jam out to hair metal. I imagine that my hair has been back-combed to hell and I have on awesome leather pants and I just go with it. There is a lot of head banging and air guitar involved. I won’t pretend that […]

Boy Band Playlist

As most girls my age, I went through a major boy band period. During fourth through sixth grade Backstreet Boys, ‘N Sync, and 98 Degrees were all the rage. Everyone had a favorite and would fight to the death to defend them. Throw in the lesser known bands (LFO, BBMak, O-Town, Five) and things get […]

Just Listen: “Dancing With Myself”

I am a huge fan of songs that make me want to dance. I can think of no better song for the occasion than the brilliant “Dancing With Myself”. It’s extremely catchy and has the perfect booty shaking beat. I searched the Internet for my favorite versions and yielded the following results. It’s science people. […]

Senior Year Playlist

Let’s relive that glorious time period from Fall 2004 to Spring 2005 (a.k.a. my senior year of high school), one song at a time. “1, 2 Step” / Ciara feat. Missy Elliott (2004) “Candy Shop” / 50 Cent & Olivia (2005) “Lose Control” / Missy Elliott feat. Ciara and Fat Man Scoop (2005) “Soldier” / […]

Workout Playlist

I must have music when I run. I learned this a long time ago. Without it, I feel like I am going nowhere slowly; what should be a forty-five minute run seems to span hours or days. I am very selective of the music that I listen to when working out. I need something with […]

Just Listen: Disney Songs, Part 2

I have too much love for Disney songs to contain in one post, so I have decided to write another. Yes, I could have written one long entry but nobody has time to read a crazy epic post. Here is a continuation of my favorite Disney songs. “Honor to Us All” / Mulan (1998) My […]

Just Listen: Disney Songs, Part 1

Like most people my age, I grew up listening to Disney soundtracks. The difference between me and my peers? I still listen to them. On the regular. While others might be embarrassed, I think we’ve established that I have little to no filter and am therefore used to embarrassing myself. I wanted to share with […]

Roommate Playlist

Both of my roommates are super musical and know way more current songs than I do. I asked for their help in building a playlist that one might listen to while drinking. Or getting ready to drink. Or after drinking. Drinking will definitely be involved. Here are the fruits of our collective efforts. And by […]

Just Listen: “God Only Knows”

When I was a kid, there was a period of time when The Beach Boys were my favorite band. I had purchased a cassette tape of one of their albums from a yard sale and listened to it until it broke. The two halves of the cassette came apart from each other and couldn’t be […]