No Guilt, Only Pleasure

As I was making dinner tonight, my roommate asked me if I'd heard that Taylor Swift's albums had disappeared from Spotify. I had, but I also had to admit that it didn't really matter to me. Why? Because I own her last three albums....more

Just Hit Repeat

I believe the one thing that can bring people together is music. Lately, I have been trying to find new artists to listen too and it has been hard to discover new ones. For those of us who are a little older the radio would help. Radio before commercialization and when you could turn to another station and not hear the same song. I keep listening to what I consider my oldies/goodies....more

Is there a Chicago-based entertianment blogger?

Hi, ladies. I'm back on this website, and I'm proud of it. I just want to tell you all that I'm still looking for a Chicago-based entertianment blogger, or freelance writer who can interview me about my three topics that are about soap opera stars making music and collaborating with my faves in the music-business, music-wise WITHOUT trying to make me famous. Someone  who's legit, someone who wants no money, someone who may be close friends with Oprah Winfrey, or Steve Harvey, someone who has integrity....more

Turtles "Happy Together" With Copyright Win Against SiriusXM

Flo & Eddie of The Turtles sued SiriusXM in August 2013 for infringement of sound recording copyrights.  The decison by the California court is a huge ruling for legacy sound recording owners and their heirs....more

Country Girls Fight Misogyny: A Reaction the Girl in A Country Song by Maddie & Tae

Maddie & Tae are not your typical blonde southern belles. These two girls are giving "bro country" a run for its money. Their debut song critizes the "bro country"'s views on women. These country gentlemen are getting called out for being misogynist and sexually objectiving women in all of their songs and music videos....more
I grew up listening to country music and still love many of the classics and older stuff. I had ...more

{Music Ministry} How Sweet the Sound by Citizens Way

Hello guys,My husband and I have been LOVING this song. It's a different version of Amazing Grace with a blend of Psalms 23 and we can not get enough of it. It's so beautiful and makes my heart smile every time I hear. I can literally listen to this song over and over again. Who knows how long it would take for me to get tired of it... never because His grace IS truly AMAZING!...more

Stratocasters, Tattoos, and Poker-Playing Grandmas

I played a Fender Stratocaster today.OK, well “played” may be too strong a word here, but I strummed a chord. An actual chord that my little fingers created on the fretboard from memory. And it sounded good....more

Song of the Season [Autumn] - Music Video

We love watching and admiring beautiful flowers but, how often do we notice what the leaves have to offer? Probably, we notice leaves more as an edible stuff and less as a thing of beauty. Autumn is the time to shift our attention to leaves. I consider Autumn as nature's canvas emphasizing vibrancy of leaves. ...more

News from the Bench- Bracelets for Local Songwriters Titchner-Scott

 Bekki and Mark Titchner, of Titchner-Scott, commissioned two cuffs from SDAJ stamped with not a mantra, verse or quote but, a song line and title track,  In dreaming I need nothing, from their upcoming album, I Dream...more

Paul Revere May be Gone, but the Music Lives On

Paul Revere, leader of the good old ‘70s rock ’n’ roll band Paul Revere and the Raiders, died last weekend.Wow. I remember the Raiders' wacky Colonial outfits with the three-cornered hats, and their smiling faces. We used to groove along with them on the TV show “Where the Action Is.”Their music was uplifting and had a great beat; it boosted your mood and made you tap your feet.And I still remember the lyrics to their biggest hits… Have been singing “Kicks,” “Hungry” and “Good Thing” for days since I read the sad news....more