• Playlists

    Yacht Rock Revenge!

    Yacht Rock Revenge, featuring Ambrosia, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Seals and Croft, Christopher Cross, America, Player, and more! Sip mimosas , eat lobster, listen to this playlist, and contemplate the finer things of life. If you have a yacht, well, bring this playlist along next time you go sailing!

  • Musical criticism and commentary

    Next Time I Fall in Love – It Will be with Metaphors.

    Last week, I created a playlist called the 70’s and 80’s Soft Rock Supercoma. One canonical soft rock song missing from this list: Peter Cetera (with Amy Grant) – Next Time I Fall. Some of you might wonder why this omission was made. Sure, I did include Peter Cetara’s “For the Glory of Love,” as well as Chicago’s “If You Leave Me Now.” So Cetera was represented enough. Truth be told – I decided to leave “Next Time I Fall” for this very article. “Next Time I Fall” might sound dated. Seriously, what is with those synthesizers and electric pianos? The song might also not really make any sense –…

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    70s and 80s Soft Rock Supercoma…

    Ahhh, Soft Rock…so mellow, so relaxing. Forget about that hard stuff – it makes my ears bleed. I want to go out on my yacht, drink mimosas and enjoy the sun. Metallica or Alice In Chains? No thanks – that’s too dark and heavy. I need something positive…something light….something that won’t challenge my worldview too much. I need a soft rock supercoma. Ok, so that’s a bit harsh. I love soft rock – but to say it doesn’t challenge my world view? Wrong. I will say it brings me a peace that no other music can – especially soft rock from the 70s and 80s. I don’t know what it…

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    Wave After Wave – The Ocean Themed Playlist

    The ocean. 75 percent of our planet is covered in the vast, vast ocean. People live, work, play and die by, near, around, and on the ocean. I love the ocean – I’m actually heading there in a few minutes! A day at the beach, breathing in the salty air, eating clam chowder, and staring out at the vast abyss seems like paradise. Still – some struggle with the ocean. The unknown, the vastness, the hostile nature of salt water on human lungs – not so fun, not to mention dangerous. Today I give you a playlist for the ocean. Sure – there’s some fun beach songs, but there’s also…