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Pop Culture Year in Review 2015

Honestly, if I could only choose one pop culture phenomenon to highlight from the year 2015, it would be Hamilton. How could you not love a historically-accurate hip-hop musical about the young, scrappy, and hungry life of United States founding father, and architect of the U.S treasury, Alexander Hamilton? Cabinet battles, duels, love triangles, betrayal, […]

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2013 Pop Culture Year in Review

Music, movies, television, live performances, and more. 2013 was a great year for culture in many genres, which made this raving pop culture junkie a happy girl. What were my favorite pop culture experiences of 2013*? Here’s my recap. Favorite Television Shows of 2013 Breaking Bad (I still can’t believe it’s over) Community New Girl […]

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Flashback Friday: “Flood” by They Might Be Giants

they might be giants flood album

Last week, Rosie and I roadtripped down to California. As is a necessity with any long car ride, you have to have a great roadtrip playlist. Since I updated my iPhone to iOS7, the shuffle function is wonky when I connect it to my car’s stereo system. Songs were playing by artist in clusters, and […]

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Flashback Friday: “Right Here, Right Now” by Jesus Jones

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Earlier this month, my daughter and I were talking about historical events I clearly remember from my childhood. We talked about the Challenger disaster, the student massacre in Tiananmen Square, Magic Johnson and the publicization of HIV and AIDS, and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Because my brother’s family lives in Germany, we talked […]

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Flashback Friday: “Unbelievable” by EMF

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There are some songs that come onto the radio and I can’t help but groove in my seat (or do a little dance if I’m driving) and sing along. From the first “Ohhhhh!” and rhythmic cowbell thunking, I know it’s time to groove. One of the biggest hits of 1990/1991, and still gets me pumped […]

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Flashback Friday: “Jump” by Kris Kross

The Mac Daddy and the Daddy Mac. Chris Kelly and Chris Smith were the ultimate trendsetters for the tween crowd in the early 90’s. Discovered in an Atlanta mall in 1990, the signed a recording deal with Ruffhouse Records and released their album “Totally Krossed Out” in 1992. “Jump” was their first, and biggest, hit […]

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Flashback Friday: “Black” by Pearl Jam

In 1991, the realities of being an emotional adolescent were on the upswing. It was the beginning of the grunge era, and my musical tastes switched from New Kids on the Block and poppy Top 40 hits…to songs with deeper meaning, more angst, and lyrics that spoke to my soul. One of the albums that […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Live Bands Tonight

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Flashback Friday: “One” by U2

As with last week’s Flashback Friday selection “Enjoy the Silence,” the song “One” by U2 also defined my early adolescence. The first U2 song I remember listening to was “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” (while actually knowing it was U2). I was having my 10th birthday party slumber party, and we had […]

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Flashback Friday: “Enjoy The Silence” by Depeche Mode

When I decided to start my Flashback Friday series in 2011, I decided to choose music that was popular right around the time that I was my daughter’s age. So that meant choosing songs that were popular from 1990 on. The song that sparked my idea was “Enjoy the Silence” by Depeche Mode. I was […]

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