One thing I don’t admit to very often is that I have always been a huge Madonna fan. I fell in love with her music after hearing Borderline on the radio in February 1984. I was living in Northeast Oklahoma at the time and crossing the border into Kansas every day to finish at the […]
Walkman made its way to American shores in June 1980. Happy Anniversary, Walkman. For an excellent essay on 80s music, aging and lies, check out Ted Anthony’s latest article on Medium, We Did Not, In Fact, Build This City on Rock and Roll: Aging, death and the lies of 1980s bubblegum music.
…Those drifters days are past me now I’ve got so much more to think about Deadlines and commitments What to leave in, what to leave out Against the wind I’m still runnin against the wind I’m older now but still runnin against the wind Bob Seeger, Against the Wind, 1980 Bob Seger’s 11th studio album, […]
Amy Grant has a new Christmas song, friends! (I loved her last one, Another Merry Christmas, so much!) This year, she’s teamed up with Matt Maher on his new album, The Advent of Christmas. It was released in October, and the single with Grant is my favorite. It’s called Always Carry You. Have a listen to […]
…Our painted old nativity Is fragile like the lives we lead Silently reminding me God is with us Another Merry Christmas. –Amy Grant, Another Merry Christmas, 2016 One day in the early 1980s, my BFF came to school and told me about a new Christian singer she thought I’d like. “Her name is Amy Grant […]
This is not the first We Didn’t Start the Fire parody I’ve come across, but it’s the first I’ve seen for Generation X. It was published on YouTube in 2009 and features a guy named Patrick on Karaoke. The original song by Billy Joel spans 40 years of history, 1949-1989. That includes a big chunk […]
Take a moment and listen to this beautiful song, When I’m Gone, by Joey Feek. Feek is half of the Joey + Rory bluegrass duo. Feek has cervical cancer and has entered hospice. CNN: Vaccine Too Late for Generation X Virtually all cervical cancer is caused by HPV, which more than 20 million Americans have. […]