The struggle to stay on key

My son was singing in the bathtub. This is not new. What was new was what he was singing. There, echoing off the bathroom walls, in his slightly off-key, boys soprano came the classic lyrics of:...more

Creating A Great New Years Party Playlist

For some people, creating that great party playlist is an elusive unicorn that they will probably never capture fully.  However, if you go check out my latest blog post, I have given you great tips in using some of what you have learned from blogging and social media to assist you in creating an awesome playlist for your New Years Party, or for that matter, any entertainment event you have in the future! Here is the direct link to this post, click here.  Also, feel free to check out the rest of my lifestyle blog!...more

The Soundtrack of your life

Movies are filled with music from which we take cues about how we should be feeling in a particular scene, or it may suggest what is coming next. Can you imagine a movie without it?Since we can’t live our lives with movie music following us everywhere, I’m glad that somebody invented the portable transistor radio, the portable CD player and now the iPod – because those boom boxes were really getting heavy....more

Best Fitness Playlist Ideas EVER

OMG GUYS, I am so excited to share my music with you right now.I am a person who when I work out, I NEED to have really specific music. I can't just put my iPod on shuffle and skip through the slow songs. I have tons of work out playlists. So I am going to give you guys a list of my favorite songs to work out to. One asterik denotes it's a Christian song (and I know some of you may not be into that, but they're such good work out songs so I'd recommend trying them out anyways!) and two asteriks denotes that it's explicit that I've noticed. ...more
@Darcie haha no not at all! A lot of the music is super new that I've actually gotten from my ...more

Are You Sharing that Good Feeling?

For those who know me, music is my life.  I work in the music business (yes, opera is music), I listen to music when all else fails, I run to music and for me music is a healthy alternative to drugs and alcohol.  It even can fill the gap created by loneliness, anger, or that thing you just can’t put your finger on.  Lately, I’ve been watching my teenage daughter’s relationship with music.  For her, and perhaps her generation, music is very private.  You no longer have to play the radio to hear a radio station.  You can simply put on earphones and stream the sta...more

A Playlist to Make You Happy...

There are certain songs that just make me smile and tap my foot.  So, for your listening pleasure, I've compiled a playlist of music to make you happy!  They are definitely worthy of an itunes download!  I have very ecclectic taste, so something is bound to tickle your fancy! "Gone in the Morning" Newton Faulkner "Good Life" OneRepublic "Pumped Up Kicks" Foster the People "Strip Me" Natasha Bedingfield "I Am Woman" Jordin Sparks "Incredible" Joss Stone "The Lucky Ones" Brendan James   Try these out a...more

Wine Pairing Playlist for the Apocalypse

The final countdown is ON.    If I had my way I would be listening to the following playlist while hosting a wine tasting of epic proportions. One song, one bottle (or at least a taste of each).  No one will really care as 6 p.m. approaches.The List: It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)  by R.E. M. with Conundrum California White Rapture by Blondie with Rapture Cabernet Sauvignon (duh) Don't Fear the Reaper by  Blue Oyster Cult with Ghostly White Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley with Redemption Zin ...more

Best Workout Songs!

I'm always a sucker for lists of "best workout tunes" or "greatest exercise music" or "awesome playlists." This is because I NEED music to work out to, and the right tune can turn exercise from a dreary form of torture to a fist-pumping, heart-pounding, endorphin-generating, cardio extravaganza. I get so goofy and high when I hear good music, I'm surprised I'm still legally allowed to download mp3s....more

OK I love this post... it IS so personal. I've been in a few 60 minute spin classes where its ...more

Running Out Of Motivation

I ran an 8.5 mile fun run a couple of Sunday’s ago. Yes, I know serious runners will think so what? ...more