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My Last Night With The CRV – The Breakup

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Breaking up is hard to do. Especially when you’re in love. John Mayer has a song I love called “Spilt Screen Sadness“, which is about breaking up (even when you know you’re good together in so many ways). “All you need is love is a lie, cause we had love, but we still said goodbye. […]

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Flashback Friday: “All I Want” by Toad The Wet Sprocket

Toad The Wet Sprocket The first time I heard the name “Toad the Wet Sprocket” and the beginning drum beats of “All I Want” played, I was immediately a fan. Can you instantaneously fall in love with a band off of their name and 5 seconds of a song? In the case of me in […]

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Flashback Friday: “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen

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It’s always intrigued me how songs from the past can blaze forth into popularity again. One of the biggest comeback songs that I can remember in my youth was Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Originally written by Freddie Mercury in 1975 for the album “A Night at the Opera,” this 5 minute and 55 second elaborate piece […]

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Flashback Friday: “Tears in Heaven” by Eric Clapton

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In my opinion, Eric Clapton is one of the top five greatest guitarists in Rock ‘n Roll history. He’s been rocking since before I was born, but my first real exposure to his music was an acoustic ballad released in 1992 – “Tears in Heaven.” “Tears in Heaven” was written about the pain and loss […]

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Pop Culture Year in Review: Top Picks Of 2012

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At the end of (almost) every year, I do a recap of my favorite things in pop culture for the ending year. Because I’m a “culture chick”, my picks revolve around movies, music, and television, it’s a fun time to look over the stuff that most influenced my pop culture addiction for the last 365 […]

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Flashback Friday: “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana

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In the early 1990’s, alternative music was just that – alternative. When the 4-chord riffs of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” hit the airwaves in 1992, it was a turning point in alternative music – alternative was now mainstream. Kurt Cobain led the 3-man band Nirvana. In the late 80’s, they¬†developed a style for their songs […]

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The Cost of True Love

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‘Tis the season to be jolly, and give gifts to the ones we love. Or at least give presents to people we feel obligated to buy for. One of the most beloved Christmas tunes of all time is “The 12 Days of Christmas,” which dates back to the late 1700’s. The tune gives an elaborate […]

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Songs Of The Holiday Season

One of my favorite things about December is listing to all of the lovely music. It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat. Just hear those sleigh bells ringaling, jing-ting-tingling. O Holy Night. There are so many songs that define the holiday season for me. There are […]

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My Roadtrip Mixtape

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I travel more than the average person,and even though I have flight benefits, nothing beats a good roadtrip. Last year I got my car, and I’ve already put 26,000 miles on her in 14 months. Why? Because of all the roadtrips I take! This weekend I took a roadtrip down to St. George, UT for […]

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Flashback Friday – “Crazy” by Seal

“Oh we’re never gonna survive unless we get a little crazy…” Seal (AKA Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel) is a British musician with a Nigerian and Brazilian background. Seal has enjoyed a very successful musical career over the last 20 years, and is best known for his Grammy award winning song “Kiss from a […]

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