Song of the Week: Thriller (MJ & Indian)

Thriller, the video, scared the shit out of me when I was kid and watched it for the first time. I frantically tried escaping over the back of my grandmother’s recliner, screaming madly for my mother who, of course, came tearing into the room to save me. She carted me off to the living room […]

Song of the Week: The Teddy Bear Picnic

My mom introduced this song to my sister and me in the early 80’s via Avon vinyl single. It’s still in my collection. We sang this song all the time and danced around. If you’re not familiar with it, do a little search. There are various covers and videos. And if you go down to […]

Song of the Week: Smile

My mama liked this song. She wasn’t really an optimistic person but she was always hopeful. And I think that this song buoyed her sense of hope. One thing I know for sure, through all of the struggle life threw her way, she never forgot how to smile.

Song of the Week: Sabotage

Because, well, it’s the Beastie Boys, ya know? Also, I’m a big ol’ nerd of a Trekkie and they seem to fit Beastie Boys in there a lot. So… If you don’t what the heck I’m talking about, here’s a bit of Beyond:

Song of the Week: The Thunder Rolls

I spent most of my teen years listening to this song. Not because I liked Garth Brooks, or even most country for that matter. I listened to it because my mom listened to it over and over. I never paid attention to the lyrics. But I get it now. My dad treated her like crap, […]