Music Fridays: Apollo

My vacation starts this afternoon! And I’m kicking it off with a concert by St. Paul & The Broken Bones this evening so today I bring you one of their videos. I first heard them a couple years ago by chance and now I’m so glad I get to see them perform live. I tried…

Music Fridays: Thank you for the Music

Abba is back!! I just heard they announced their first new album in 40 years! I’m working on wrapping up a short story that I’m having a great time writing so this will be a short post. This is pretty much what I’ve been trying to say in this weekly series (and no, I don’t…

Music Fridays: Get off of my Cloud

Today it had to be a Rolling Stones classic, featuring the steady and classy drums of Charlie Watts. Rest in peace, Charlie. Have a great weekend!

Music Fridays: John Mayer

Here are a couple of new songs from John Mayer’s latest album, Sob Rock. I love the 80s sound of what I’ve heard from this album. This first song is going on my beach playlist mostly for the name and the mood. The second song is heavier and sadder, but hits home and expresses many…

Music Fridays: Canción para Rubén

This week we’re back to the tropics with a collaboration by Carlos Vives and Rubén Blades, representing Colombia and Panama. It made me a little homesick and since I heard it I’ve only been playing Latin music, which was appropriate really because I was making picadillo for dinner and the Spanish words and Latin rhythms…

Music Fridays: I’m Good

Happy Friday, y’all! Last night as I was improvising a dinner with the few things I had in my fridge and freezer I pulled out a couple of my favorite cookbooks and scrolled through Pinterest a while. Somehow the dinner I pulled together didn’t scratch the itch I had to cook or bake something. Later,…

Music Fridays: Stairway to Heaven

This is a departure for me, and not what I usually listen to. Of course, I’m familiar with the band. You can’t be married to a musician, a guitar player, for ten years and not have heard more than your fair share of Zeppelin. I even have a Zeppelin t-shirt I work out in. But…

Music Fridays: Love Again

Maybe I don’t need an explanation for this week’s pick. It’s another performance from Dua Lipa’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert (home edition) appearance last year. I was doing something around my place late last week, as usual I had music playing, when this song came on. A lyric caught my attention: So many nights, my…

Music Fridays: We Can Do Hard Things

Last spring I was one of the millions (billions?) of people who read Glennon Doyle’s Untamed and saw myself (and my daughter, my friends) in Glennon’s stories. I was barely through the first couple of chapters when I knew I had to pass it along to my daughter. This was right before the pandemic, right…