Aspenbeat's Best Songs of 2014

ASPENBEAT'S BEST SONGS OF 2014This playlist includes an hour of 2014's Best 'Under the Radar' songs, as broadcast Saturday night December 20 2014 on Aspen Public Radio's Aspenbeat show.  Aspenbeat tends towards singer songwriter, contemplative, under the radar songs, with an emphasis on pop and rock and roll tunes.  Yes, Taylor Swift, One Direction, Nick Jonas, Meghan Trainer, Ariana Grande, St....more

14 Again

I can still see it now. Sitting on my friend Tammy's bed, with dog-eased copies of Sassy magazine (oh, how I loved Sassy), YM and Seventeen (what, don't tell me you didn't read those as a teenager) in her basement bedroom,  giggling over whatever boy crush we had at the time and planning our next adventures. The radio on in the background, it always was, and this song comes on....more

2015: The Year of Gratifyingly Grating Grammy Nominations

Imagine my delight as I woke up this morning to a partial list of this year's Grammy nominations. It's a special time of year when nods are given to movies, music, and television, affording us the opportunity to cheer (and jeer) as we see fit. I had a whole lot of fun with music this year, allowing myself, in the darkened corners of my office, hidden from the prying eyes of the public, to download songs at will. Any songs I wanted. ...more
I don't listen to any that were mentioned in this article but I'm glad that Jack White was ...more

Van Morrison's Lyrics In A Book

"The lyrics in this book span 50 years of writing and as such are representative of my creative journey"-- Van Morrison...more

JOY, JOY, JOY, JOY DOWN IN MY HEART!

JOY, JOY, JOY, JOY DOWN IN MY HEART!Takin’ it back to basics when I used to attempt to finish these monthly prompts…...more

Nov 28 Reaping What Got Sown in my Teaching Years

Nov 28    Reaping What Got Sown in my Teaching Years ...more

7 Sexy Songs For Gettin' It On

   Have you ever been doin' it, or trying to set the mood, and wished you had some delightful music to bone to? ...more

Someplace Else

Most days are good days. I find my zone fairly early, and I write while the kids are at school so that I can pay the rent and buy the groceries and shop for the non-sparkly shoes. I am happy to see them walk through the door at half past three, listen to Erin tell me in great detail how her classes were and what she and her friends ate at lunch, and try like hell to nudge Nicholas to say more than ‘ugh’ and ‘I guess.’...more

Another Try W/ Audio Embed

November 22, 2014...more