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The 2013 Soundtrack

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I’ve been doing annual playlists since 2002, and I think about them throughout the year. Although there are no real time constraints to playlists anymore, I still limit mine to the length of a CD. Usually it takes a couple … Continue reading

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Anthem Tour

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Last night I went to my fourth Hanson concert. No, I’m not ashamed. IT WAS AWESOME. I’ve been a fan since my senior year of high school, when my sister and I had Middle of Nowhere on repeat. Since then … Continue reading

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Hiding Places Giveaway Winners

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Thanks to everyone who entered the Myla Smith Hiding Places giveaway! The lucky winners are: Congrats to Erin, Emily, and Bethany! I’ll mail these out to you no later than Monday. For everyone else, Hiding Places will be available on … Continue reading

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Myla Smith "Hiding Places" Giveaway

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My friend Myla Smith will release her third studio album, Hiding Places, on September 10! She and the album were featured in Billboard magazine last week (and also the Memphis Flyer). I’ve been singing along to Myla’s songs since her coffee-shop … Continue reading

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Flutie Patootie

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Something personally momentous happened last night. I went to my first practice of my suburb’s community band! I’ve played the flute off and on for most of my life. Since leaving my old church (which had a wonderfully inclusive music … Continue reading

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The New Paramore

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Throughout my life, I’ve had symbiotic experiences with several of my favorite musicians – records that fully expressed whatever I was going through at the time of their release. Paramore, band of my heart since 2006, has never let me … Continue reading

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February Music Mixup

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This month I participated again in the Music Mixup hosted by Kim at TheKOStory! Each month Kim chooses a theme and assigns partners to swap mix CDs. It’s fun to see how people interpret the themes differently. February was about, … Continue reading

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Music Mixup Swap: January

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Very old picture of my iPod… back when my phone matched! I love putting together mixes and playlists. It’s practically my spiritual gift. So when Kim at The K.O. Story (a fellow Memphis blogger) announced a Music Mixup Swap, I … Continue reading

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The 2012 Soundtrack

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  I’ve been making annual soundtracks – musical yearbooks – since 2002. My soundtrack is frequently on my mind throughout the year. Since I’m old school and limit it to what will fit on a CD, the final selection usually … Continue reading

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Your Art Matters (Right?)

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Last Saturday night, Derek Webb performed a concert at my church. I took this (blurry as usual) pic while he sang “She Must and Shall Go Free,” a song that’s meant a lot to me in this phase of my … Continue reading

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