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Music and Cocktails: A Totally Amazing Mind

Music and Cocktails: A Totally Amazing Mind

We all have songs that play in our minds like some sort of a soundtrack for our lives. We’ve included them on so many of our playlists that people actually begin to roll their eyes when they hear them. “This one again?” they ask, but we don’t care, we keep playing it for them anyway. I’d venture a guess that if you ask any one of my kids about some of the top songs on my life’s soundtrack, they’d tell you “Dreams” by The Cranberries was one of them for sure. Originally released in 1992, and then re-

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Wednesday Music and Cocktails: Born Before the Wind

Wednesday Music and Cocktails: Born Before the Wind

There is not a mixed playlist that I make on Spotify that does not contain at least two or three Van Morrison songs. He is, after all, my favorite singer and songwriter of all time. My kids would tell you that his voice is part of the soundtrack of their childhood, and they would be right. I’ve loved his music for as far back as I can remember. There were many songs I could have chosen to do for today’s post: “Queen of the Slipstream” tops the list and “Tupelo Honey” is not far behind. “Crazy Love” has recently

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Wednesday Music and Cocktails: Having Trouble Breathing In

Wednesday Music and Cocktails: Having Trouble Breathing In

Courtney Barnett, at age 30, has been hailed as many things: she’s been called “the female Bob Dylan of the era,” “arguably one of the greatest songwriters of this decade,” and “undeniably the biggest breakout singer-songwriter of an Aussie generation.” All of these accolades totally work for me since I happen to absolutely love her music. I just described her the other night, in fact, as a force to be reckoned with. They don’t, however, always work for her. When her debut album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, exceeded everyone’s expectations and even earned a Grammy

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