Winter 2013 Playlist

“I’d use a black Sharpie to write ‘No-snow #Snowquester Mix ’13.’” Mix CDs were the greatest, right? God, I remember when they were mix tapes, though. Being in elementary and middle school, sitting by the stereo with my finger on the huge RECORD button, waiting for “my song” to come on Z104. Most of my mix tapes probably consisted of Puff Daddy, Backstreet Boys and the Spice Girls, circa 1997. In high school and college, I had a huge binder {Read More}

Music in the Morning

“She prefers the couch for guitar, and my lap for piano.” Mornings in our house usually begin one of two ways: loud or quiet. There is no middle ground. Loud means Brian is singing a ridiculous made-up song in the shower, Zoe is growling at me to get out of bed, and music is being streamed on all three levels of the house. The quiet version is easing into the day. Brian may pick up his guitar and play without {Read More}

Carbon Leaf

“You know the seasons oughta be Love Loss Hope Repeat” I first discovered the band Carbon Leaf in 2007. They’d been around for years, but that winter, my husband started playing their latest album, Love Loss Hope Repeat, in our car on road trips and I was quickly hooked. Plus, I loved that they were from Virginia. I felt like I was completely late to the party, but I’ve made up for lost time and converted as many of my {Read More}