Category Archives: music

Hold on Tight I Don’t Exactly Know What’s Going to Happen!     As a child, I remember being quite frightened by Willy Wonka and his Chocolate Factory. My strongest memory is of the Oompa Loompas, they were just plain scary. I have been waiting for years to let Isaiah watch Willy Wonka and The […]

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The table is set, the lights are turned down just enough to make the room sparkle and the cheesy Christmas decorations are hidden in another room – leaving only the very tasteful decorations you share with company. Occupy the kids with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and enjoy one night as an adult. Hit shuffle on your Thanksgiving Playlist […]

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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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