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The Songs that Made Me – A Twisted Mixtape

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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Life in General music

Phoenix – Not Arizona, More Like in Harry Potter, and Also Not the Glen Campbell Song

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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Twisted Mix Tape #MiddleSchoolAwkward – Jr High in the 80s

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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Twisted Mixed Tape – Frank Zappa or Frank Zappa is Twisted, In a Good Way

You may not know who Frank Zappa is, chances are if you’re under 40 you don’t. Maybe you do, but are wondering why you should care about this total freak show who created vulgar über wacko performance art concerts before that was cool? I can’t possibly tell you everything you should know about him. I can […]

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Advocating for Your Child music parenting

Twisted Mix Tape The #Mommitment Edition

I don’t have to miss mix tapes, because mix tapes are constantly playing in my head. Not a day goes by that I don’t think, “If I were making a mix tape about ……. this song would be on it.” So that’s how this happened. There’s a movement that’s been going around the web called […]

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Hard Days Hard Nights: Stories from Pittsburgh’s First Concert Promoter

He brought the Beatles to Pittsburgh for $5000, and that was only the beginning. I had the pleasure of reading a book for review this week that I definitely would have read anyway! Hard Days Hard Nights: From the Beatles to the Doors to the Stones… Insider Stories From a Legendary Concert Promoter Hard Days […]

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Guest Post – Top Five Favorite Christmas Songs!

​I have heard a lot of bands and songs that I wasn’t aware of thanks to Jen hosting Twisted Mix Tape. It isn’t because I’m stuck on one genre. I have a great love for all music that speaks to me, and a deep appreciation of the effect music has on moods and memory. The […]

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Twisted MixTape 36 – Christmas Song Mix

  This is a re-release of last year’s Christmas mix-tapes, lots of great music for everyone!!! Take some time and check them out, maybe hit play on YouTube while you get your wrapping done. Merry Christmas!   I am a Christmas person. Really. My house looks like a Technicolor elf the size of a an elephant […]

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We Are The Music Makers, And We Are The Dreamers of Dreams

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 Perfect Thanksgiving Playlist

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 […]