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 … Continue reading The Songs that Made Me – A Twisted Mixtape
Twisted Tuesday Mix-Tapes
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 … Continue reading Twisted Mix Tape #MiddleSchoolAwkward – Jr High in the 80s
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 … Continue reading Guest Post – Top Five Favorite Christmas Songs!
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 … Continue reading Twisted MixTape 36 – Christmas Song Mix
Summer Songs of 2014 – When Isaiah Got His Musical Mojo
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, … Continue reading Summer Songs of 2014 – When Isaiah Got His Musical Mojo
Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 2 – Twisted Mixtape Returns!
I want to thank Marvel, James Gunn and the powers that be, for reaching deep down inside my soul and reviving my love of the mixtape. I admit it, I was lost, I had replaced my passion with lifeless monotony. I was still in flux when it came to the decision to revive our mixtape … Continue reading Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 2 – Twisted Mixtape Returns!
Twisted MixTape – Last Dance
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 … Continue reading Twisted MixTape – Last Dance
Twisted MixTape – Hold It Up To The Light
Sometimes a song speaks to you. To your innermost workings and seems to know exactly how you are feeling and what you are going through. Sometimes a song captures absurdity and hilarity so well you can listen to it anytime and be in a good mood. Sometimes a song's lyrics can just be so odd, … Continue reading Twisted MixTape – Hold It Up To The Light
Twisted MixTape 52 – Greatest Hits
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 … Continue reading Twisted MixTape 52 – Greatest Hits
Twisted Mix Tape 51 – And Then There Was Live at Ravinia
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 … Continue reading Twisted Mix Tape 51 – And Then There Was Live at Ravinia