I was so happy when my good friend, and old co-host for Twisted Mixtape, Kristi from Finding Ninee sent me a message this week. She said “Sweets, Kenya is now my co-host for FTSF and this week’s is 10 songs/pieces of music that changed me. Do you want to cohost somehow??? I’d SOOO love for […]

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  • Well I didn’t know THAT about Spotify! That makes me want to join for real so I can just get my dad’s playlists. He’s done all the work. ME TOO – for being blessed with a family that listened to music. That’s one regret I have as a parent, I so enjoyed piece and quiet, if I could have it it was just totally quiet in the house. So I hate the crap that my son listens to and he hates mine 🙁 I was a Smokey and the Bandit fan too. One Christmas Eve into morning I think my brother and I NEVER went to sleep, that was the last movie we looked at before my parents finally said we could get up. The Girl for Ipanema I don’t know if I’d heard it before I did at a jazz concert field trip in elementary school. I was mesmerized by all of the music, knew most of it and was definitely the only one in my class giving it my undivided attention.ReplyCancel

    • Jennifer Kehl

      OMG TOTALLY! That’s why I love spotify, my whole family joined so that they could follow my playlists!
      You can even follow other people with the free version. Of course I don’t have the free version because I am obsessed.ReplyCancel

  • P.S. Love your title!ReplyCancel

  • When I was looking back at my past music posts, I was surprised I had so many. Then I realized it was because of your Twisted Mix Tap linkup – thank you for that! I really enjoyed exploring how music influences my life, and it was fun to revisit that this week. While you know many more songs than I do, we share some of the same loves, and I always love your music posts!ReplyCancel

  • It’s funny to see where our musical branches take us — who would have thought The Girl from Ipanema would make into the same list as trucker music and Squeeze and the Dead? My list is similarly wide-ranging. Also, I appreciate the Grateful Dead but am by no means a huge fan, and even so, Uncle John’s Band is one of the ones I like best. This is so much fun! Thanks for hosting and posting!ReplyCancel

  • OMG this was so much fun. I can’t believe we stopped doing TMTT but maybe this is even more fun because we did, ya know? So regarding The Girl From Ipanema, I’ve heard of it but never really heard it that I remember. I like it. It has that cool old-timey feeling. How cool that you and Isaiah found a musical connection in trucking music and your old love of Smokey! Fun. 🙂 Also Lyle Lovett – I’m generally not a huge country fan but wow. His voice. It’s syrup on my pancakes. I love it! LOL to not having heard as much country music except stuff like from The Muppets! So glad we did this and you hosted. So glad! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • I’m so happy for you that you were able to discover a type of music your son enjoyed.

    There are several pieces/singers you have shared that I also enjoy: Hot Rod Lincoln, Lyle Lovett, Paul Simon, The Girl from Ipanema, and songs by The Carpenters.
    What an amazing and diverse list we would have if all the pieces shared for this blog hop were combined.ReplyCancel

  • In my teen and young adult years I was the “Queen of the Mix tape” – I sent tapes to my friends spread across the country and each one was a personal biography of me as well as what I hoped they would love or learn from. (Sigh)
    I love this mix-tape. I love that it is also so personal.
    One more thing, I feel the same about Karen Carpenter. My first album was the Carpenter’s greatest hits. So much singing along then and always. 🙂ReplyCancel

So much time has passed that I don’t expect more than crickets…but before I start bombarding you with posts writing once in a blue moon, I thought I’d check in. You may recall that I cried “abandon blog!” almost 3 years ago (actually, it was more like a slowly leaking row-boat). Frankly, I had lost […]

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  • I’m so glad you’re back!!! If you ever need to talk, I am always here. Life is a B sometimes. But your friends are here to help you fight the power! ; )ReplyCancel

    • Jennifer Kehl

      You are one of my oldest blogging friends and will always have a special place in my heart! I wish we had more time together at Blogher, was that where it was?ReplyCancel

  • Kirsten Piccini

    You’re back and my heart is so happy to read your words and know you’re okay.

    Onward. ❤❤❤ReplyCancel

    • Jennifer Kehl

      Thanks friend, onward it is! ❤️ReplyCancel

My very first love was music. Before there was Shaun Cassidy, before John Schneider, before Ralph Macchio. I have opined more than once about my love of Steely Dan, and really, if you think about it, my first love was Rikki (don’t lose that number.) I will assume you haven’t been around forever, and didn’t read […]

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  • I was in elementary school for most of the 80’s, and some of these, I had no idea what they were called or who sang them, but I totes recognize the music. Now I feel like I just walked into a Molly Ringwald film. It actually makes me want to wear pink lipstick.ReplyCancel

    • Jennifer Kehl

      Michelle, do you remember L’Oreal Sea Lily? Did we have this conversation? I loved that lipstick!ReplyCancel

  • This made my entire Monday! I loved this walk, moon-walk and dance , white man’s overbite- walk down memory lane.

    Have a wonderful time at Blog U and thank you for writing this and helping me to smile this rainy Monday morning.

    “MY first love was music” You had me at the line because…YES!


    • Jennifer Kehl

      Aw Kir! I have missed these so much and wonder sometimes if I can’t just MAKE myself keep it up! I’m glad to spread some sunshine!ReplyCancel

  • Ok so I love all of these (remember how Abracadabra went from ear to ear in headphones? megacool) EXCEPT Toto. I always hated them. Love you though!ReplyCancel

Our family has a Saturday night tradition. Super Sci-Fi Saturday night, on MeTV. And the best part is, it culminates at 9pm CST with The Son of Svengoolie! We love Svengoolie. His perfect blend of horror and comedy make watching these classic horror films a blast. I am so happy Isaiah is 10 now, it’s the […]

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  • Beth Teliho

    ohmyGOSH! This is awesome! I’ve never seen any of these and I’d LOVE to experience them with my kiddos (who are 8 and 11yo). This is right up their alley! Thanks, Jen!ReplyCancel

  • I’ve actually never seen any of those! When I was a kid, my parents pretended to monitor our TV watching but didn’t really follow through, so we got to see movies like “It,” “Halloween,” “Child’s Play” and “Nightmare On Elm Street” when we were about seven1 Plenty of nightmares for us! Your suggestions sound much more fun.ReplyCancel

    • Jennifer Kehl

      Start your list! You will love these. I never saw them until I watched them with Isaiah. I got started on The Excorcist, The Omen and Chuckie. UGH!ReplyCancel

  It doesn’t matter how old your kid is when you find out he has food allergies, the first thing that goes through your head is; he’s never going to have a normal life. I know it sounds melodramatic – to you maybe, if your kid doesn’t have food allergies. But to me, when my […]

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  • Kristi Rieger Campbell

    So so so important and love the way you did this Jen! I pinned it 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Pam Moore

    I love this list so hard. I wish I’d had it when we first got our baby’s diagnosis.ReplyCancel