Tag Archives: Music

writing to a soundtrack

There are days I will write to total silence. I read my own writing aloud on those days without distractions and without the feelings and emotions that a musical background tend to provoke. It’s only the words I’m interested in … Continue reading

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ballads are songs sung like stories

One weekend we were carpooling to an event in Dallas, TX. We rode with someone in his king-cab pickup truck. You know, the ones that claim they have a back seat? I don’t know how they can get away with saying … Continue reading

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High Tide OBX, the Sound of the Outer Banks

The screaming guitar with the booming bass backed up with a drummer drumming his heart out, melodious vocals and more rhythm than should be allowed in one room and you know you’re listening to the band members that call themselves … Continue reading

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What’s a Dating Dealbreaker?

by Single Not Desperate When I decided to start dating again I knew I would have to know what I was looking for this time. Dating after a marriage and after children is very different than when you’re young. When … Continue reading

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Austin City Limits memories

One year my husband and I volunteered to work the Box Office at Austin City Limits. After our shift each day we would meander across the road and enter what I affectionately call “the human soup”. After high temperatures and rain … Continue reading

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Skinna Marinky Dinky Do

I wanted to write about childhood songs. I was remembering some of the songs we would sing in school like Ring Around the Rosies and Skinnymarinkydinkydo. There was one song I used to hear often when I was with my … Continue reading

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Sound of Music

At 4AM Saturday morning I was leaving with a loaded car ready to cruise home after a very long week at work. The time of day was a bonus because any avid NPR listener knows this is BBC News hour … Continue reading

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