Category Archives: music

I imagine myself watching Isaiah walk down the aisle – graduation, wedding, court – and thinking back to this summer. This summer when he would change from an 8yo who was happy listening to what I had playing on the stereo, to a 9yo kid with an opinion. It turned out that was okay, because, […]

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I never knew the banjo was a hillbilly instrument. When I first saw a banjo, it was in my father’s arms. My father was a chemist, a business owner and a banjo player. He didn’t play with a group. He played for fun, he played for us kids, but he also played for himself, a […]

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Is there a band more recognizable than The Beatles? When searching for the Best Rock Band of All-Time the answer was unanimous. But search for the answer to this question, “Who is the fifth Beatle?” and amazingly you will not find the real answer. On June 3, 1964 the fate of a successful, but small-time […]

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Well folks, this is it. The band is packing up, the punch bowl is empty and the balloons are swimming on the dance floor. This is the last Twisted MixTape Tuesday for a while, and I’m feeling nostalgic already. This week’s theme is Missing You or Farewell.  I will be missing all of you these […]

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I can’t believe it’s been a whole year. What started as a conversation with my sister, sitting in my car, telling her all about this idea I had to make mixtapes on my blog and share them, has turned into one of my favorite parts of the week and to think, I was so scared […]

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Hey everyone! Welcome welcome! There is nothing like a great concert, getting to see a favorite band live. Or maybe a band you’ve never seen before – or just didn’t appreciate. I am lucky enough to live by one of the most amazing outdoor venues in the US, sadly we live in the midwest, which […]

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I was a little like Janet and Brad in 1985, alternative music was for other kids: The city kids, the kids in Chicago, not for suburban kids like me.  Chicago kids went to clubs and live shows, what did we do? We went to parties and crossed our fingers the cops wouldn’t show up. Maybe […]

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