Category Archives: Random Music Shuffles

I Don’t Want to Go On the Cart

Monty Python reference notwithstanding, allow me a moment of most grave sincerity to say that I have SO MISSED you people! Ri here…the one who dropped the ball, went into a cave and left this poor site to die a slow, miserable death. What has it been…two years ago, now? I’m pretty sure we missed…

TMI: Mari’s Ultimate Mix side 2

A long, long time ago In 1990, in a galaxy far, far away on the back roads of rural southeastern Wisconsin, The Ultimate Mix tape was born. I wrote about Side #1 of this tape last fall, and promised to return to discuss Side #2, but well, what can I say? Time slipped away from…

It would make ME spend more. Just sayin’.

The calendar tells us that it is not yet December and therefore logically not yet time for the enjoyment of the Christmas themed music.  Retailers, however…apparently immune to convention and  the chronological compendium of tradition…routinely eschew this forbearance in favor of an early and excessive plunge right into Holiday Muzak Hell.  The soul-less bastards. So,…

TMI: Mari’s Ultimate Mix side 1

Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, there were two young girls named Mari (that would be me, pictured on the right) and Becky (my partner in crime, pictured on the left) who wreaked havoc upon the southeastern portion of Wisconsin. With their teased hair and crystals-on-leather-cord necklaces, they fancied themselves new-age hippies….

It’s all about the words.

I’m all about lyrics. They move me and soothe me, make me smile and sometimes make me cry. And when I’m overwhelmed by emotions or feelings, I find that there are songs that I cannot prevent from streaking through my head.

Dann Singe Ich Ein Lied Für Dich

I just returned from a fabulous, week-long family vacation in Germany. I have a “thing” for Germany; if you search my personal blog for “foreign fetish” you can read all about it, but I digress. For me, music in Germany has always been very powerful. Let me explain.

A Little Light Housekeeping…

…and those who know me burst into peals of uncontrolled laughter at the thought of me INTENTIONALLY uttering the word “housekeeping”…) But, no – seriously.  After our big ol’ Twitter Bash most of us began prepping to hit BlogHer ’10 in NYC and let some things slip by the wayside.  Now that we’re back, I…

Greeblemix for the Music Mamas… Naturally

What is the FIRST thing I would do after The Music Mamas asked me to join their group? Make them a music mix CD of a bunch of my most favorite songs from recent Greeblemix giveaways – OF COURSE. See, I was always the mix-maker. Back in high school I did it on tape. Meticulously,…

Spontaneous Sunday Shuffle

So, I know all of us – both Music Mamas and our dear readers alike – are still getting comfortable around here.  Y’know, like cats in a basket. Circling, fluffing up the cushions just the way we like them, picking our spots and preparing to settle in and get cozy.  Since all of our blogs…