While listening to Sam & Dave’s classic hit song, Soul Man, it occurred to me that when they yell, “Play it, Steve!”, they are most likely referring to Steve Cropper. Last year, I picked up Steve Cropper’s album, With A Little Help From My Friends, released by Stax/Volt Records in 1969. It’s a great instrumental … Continue reading Play It, Steve
This weekend, I found a 45 by a band called The Time. I took a risk and brought it home only to discover this band features Jamie Starr. Who is Jamie Starr? Well, back in 1981, a certain artist named Prince used the alias Jamie Starr. To make things even more interesting, the band also … Continue reading Jamie Starr aka Prince and The Time
Last week was stressful at the office. It’s expected this time of the year but it still felt overwhelming at times. Thankfully I spent most of this weekend enjoying one my main hobbies, record collecting. I don’t usually consider collecting records a hobby because I’ve been buying music my entire life, but it occurred to … Continue reading Record Collecting Hobby
Most love songs are about the excitement that comes from that first moment of falling in love with someone. Unfortunately, those songs are often followed by songs of heartache when things don’t go right. What about a song for those of us in long term relationships? A song for the two people who have been … Continue reading I’m Not Tired
In a new episode of Aaron Calling, a music podcast I co-host with my friend of 20+ years (also named Aaron), we discussed our favorite songs that creep us out. They aren’t necessarily SCARY Halloween songs, but they just give us the creeps when we hear them. I was surprised by some of the picks. … Continue reading Halloween Jams
Today I read this great article, Why You Need To Catch The Drift About Thrift Shopping, and commented that I could blog daily about all of the great finds from my thrift store shopping. Plenty of blog posts on this site are dedicated already to those finds. In her article, Kim mentioned exactly how I … Continue reading Thrifting Life
My sixteen year old boys were very excited about the release of Kanye West’s new album, JESUS IS KING. While running errands last weekend, we listened to the album together and they told me what they liked about it the most. It was fun watching them be excited about an album like this, especially when … Continue reading Can You Lose…?