Posts Tagged ‘music


Layla, Caroline and Stacy’s mom.

Today I was watching Neil Diamond perform on TV and I thought to myself…I wish someone would write a song about me! What do I have to do to inspire a song? Who ARE these women who move musical legends and become immortal? What does it feel like to have millions of people singing about you? Rhiannon, Sharona, Mary Jane….and who could forget Billy Jean. I would like to meet these women.


the devil went down to georgia

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a special treat tonight. It’s been five years since their last performance, but they are better than ever. It was well worth the wait. This dynamic duo has a special place in my heart because they performed at my 21st birthday and now they are back for Stan Brownlee’s 25th birthday. Put your hands together for Johnny W and the Fancy Fiddler!

A couple things you need to know before watching this video:

  • You need to turn your computer volume on for this.
  • They are a little rusty for the first minute, but by the end of the song they really ROCK IT OUT. Trust me, it’s worth it.
  • Yes, I am related to these two!!

a fun game

Here is a fun, interactive game. Together, let’s create a story or conversation only using song lyrics. See an example below. I’ll get us started. Leave your response as a comment – and build off the previous comment.

Example #1

I’ve got hoes. I’ve got hoes. In different area codes. (Ludacris)

8-6-7-5-3-0-9, 8-6-7-5-3-0-9 (Tommy Tutone)

Billy, Billy don’t you lose my number. Cause you’re not anywhere that I can’t find you. (Phil Collins)

Every move you make. Every step you take. I’ll be watching you. (The Police)

I just can’t get you out of my head. (Kylie Minogue)

Ok, starting over. Here we go..

Gina works the diner all day
Working for her man, she brings home her pay
For love- for love (Bon Jovi)


valentine’s day

Unfortunately, Derek and I had to spend Valentine’s Day apart this year so I don’t have a romantic story to share. Instead, I’d like to share one of my favorite love songs. It’s “The Book of Love” by Peter Gabriel.  You can listen to it by clicking here. The lyrics are simplistic, sincere and moving. It makes me cry every time. Enjoy!


let’s get physical

Derek recently stumbled across a website that tells you the #1 song in the US on the day you were born. FUN, right? Derek entered his birthday and his #1 was “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor. I immediately start reading into this; it makes perfect sense. Those of you who know Derek know he’s a go-getter, he’s slightly competitive, he’s upbeat and has a lot of energy. It’s perfect.


At this point, I can hardly wait to hear what my #1 is. I’m certain it will be a legendary song. A song that people will appreciate for generations. A song that will provide insight and meaning into my personality. A song that shaped the person I am today.


Boy, was I wrong. My song was “Physical” by Olivia Newton-John. I have to admit, I was really disappointed (nothing personal Olivia). What could this possibly infer about my personality? Lame. But, being the optimist that I am, I checked to see my #1 the day I turned 18 – maybe this would be more representative of me. After all, turning 18 is the beginning of adulthood. This #1 was bound to be better.


Nope, wrong again. “Baby one more time” by Britney Spears. Lame. Lame. Lame. At this point, I’m over it. Clearly Derek just lucked out. Then I started thinking about the similarities between the two songs. Both songs are centered around men. The lyrics plead with men to give them what they need. They are obsessive and slightly neurotic. This isn’t me! And then it dawned on me. Britney Spears is my age. Sure enough, her #1 was “Physical” too. I guess it does work – just not for me.

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