Music

Some Favorite Music Revisited

Photo: (cc) Alive87/Flickr, license from Creative Commons 2.0 Last week we honored the sixth birthday of Maria’s farm Country Kitchen with a couple of old favorites from the kitchen. Today, I’d like to bring it back to music. But instead of reposting my favorite music blogs in their entirety, I’ve put together playlists of all […]

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Fourth of July Playlist

This list is dedicated to Tim Howard, who showed the world what being a goalie is all about. What does that have to do with the 4th of July? Nothing except timing. What does Tim Howard have to do with music? Nothing. Although I do sort of feel about him the way I feel about […]

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A Lifetime of Music

For my birthday this year, my oldest daughter got us tickets to see Neil Finn at Town Hall in New York City. Now, most people have never heard of Neil Finn. But maybe you’ve heard of Crowded House. Or Split Enz. Or his years recording with brother Tim. Or that epic 7 Worlds Collide phase. […]

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What If You Knew You Only Had One Chance?

Photo: (cc) Kokalola/Flickr I know many of you don’t have the same love of Bruce Springsteen that I do; however, this is about more than just Bruce. But it was a Bruce moment that got me thinking about the topic of “just one chance.” It all started two weeks before the release of Bruce’s anxiously […]

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Elvis and the Birth of My Love of Music

Photo © Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc I can still see it. I can still FEEL it and smell it. I was standing over a little record player and watching the record turn as the needle moved over and landed. The scratchy sound before the music starts…and then there it was: “You ain’t nothing but a […]

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Bruce Springsteen in Australia. Twice.

It was a coincidence that my long awaited and dreamed of trip to Australia coincided with Bruce’s first tour there in 10 years. But when I saw the dates, it was the first thing I actually put money down on. It was his last night in Melbourne, and my second to last night in Australia, and I thought it would be a good way to celebrate the end of my trip. It was!

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First Kisses: What I Learned from
Bruce, Kenny, Jason, and the Avetts

by guest blogger Maya Rodale. This summer, I was lucky to see a few great concerts. In the midst of all the rocking and rolling and singing along with the crowd, I discovered this truth: You haven’t really heard a song until you’ve heard it played LOUD in a stadium with 20,000 people singing along. I also gleaned some insights about being an artist…or just getting a job done right…. And about writing kisses and love stories.

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The Summer I Saw Bruce
Springsteen Four Times

You could say I began and ended the summer of 2012 with Bruce. I started with the two shows over the Easter weekend at Madison Square Garden (the beginning of my most happy season, summer). And I ended it with the shows this past Sunday and Monday of Labor Day weekend in Philadelphia. And those last two shows were amazing.

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