My top 5 Valentine's day gift ideas

The week of Valentine's day is funny.It is a frenetic search of: What am I going to give her/him (yes girls are not always that romantic, thank you very much, or just in lack of imagination -_-)But HEY !What about seeing a movie :) That's our plan this year. Poor students don't get to go to fancy restaurants, but we get to see Kingsman Secret Service. Don't get me wrong, this is gonna be a great night.AND...more

Sounds from Down Under Blog Series: Day 5

AC/DC are an Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014. Commonly referred to as a hard rock or blues rock band, they are also considered pioneers of heavy metal and are sometimes classified as such, though they have always dubbed their music as simply "rock and roll"....more

Sounds from Down Under Blog Series: Day 4

INXS (pronounced "in excess") is an Australian rock band, formed as The Farriss Brothers in 1977 in Sydney, New South Wales. They began playing covers in Western Australian pubs and clubs occasionally mixed with some of their own original music....more

Why I should not be allowed to think about things.

I love music.LOVE love.Those of you who've suffered through all the incarnations of my radio show know what I like, which is almost everything between the 50s and the 90s, with a couple handsful of random songs from 2000 to now. I also like classic country music, but not too much of 'today's' country. I love to turn up the radio and sing at the top of my lungs - in the house, in the the grocery store.There are a ton of misheard lyrics that I sang incorrectly for years, and I still do, because it's fun....more

Flashback Friday: Lovefool

I was in the car this weekend and I was flipping through the radio stations. Two of my go-to stations are 90’s on 9 and Pop2K on Sirius XM. They play the songs of my childhood, teenage and college years. A song will come across the radio, and I will instantly flashback to a certain point in my life. The memories will start filling my head: where I was, who I was with… the music makes my mind drift to places of the past…I smile, thinking of the those times....more

What love really means

We live in a world full of hurting people.The lady that snipped at you on the phone today — hurting.The co-worker whose only agenda seems to be how to build himself up, even at the cost of others — hurting....more

Sia’s ‘Elastic Heart’ Controversy Is Gorgeous

I was shocked like most when Sia’s ‘Chandelier’ music video popped up on Vevo last year, but in a delightful way. Sia entrusted tween Maddie Ziegler, from Dance Moms, to display her eerie and hypnotizing dancing performance. The result was absolutely gorgeously weird, and artsy. Maddie dressed in a nude leotard and a blond pixie wig, the now 12-year old mesmerized us with her dance as Sia sang her heart out....more

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