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Come On Come On at 25

Yesterday on Facebook, there was a discussion about Hurricane Andrew, which devastated Florida in 1992. Andrew crossed the Florida peninsula my first week back in college that year, but that year I was at a new school, making new friends, … Continue reading

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Tamed & wild

Found out today that Mary Chapin Carpenter has a new album coming out in May. This is good news, as long time readers and those that know me well know that Mary Chapin Carpenter had a profound and lasting effect … Continue reading

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Five? Make that EIGHT.

The last time I wrote about the concert lineup I had for 2015, I was at a record-breaking (for me) five shows in one year. For those just arriving, here’s a quick recap. 2/11/15 – Fleetwood Mac, Wells Fargo Arena, Des … Continue reading

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I put my ring back on (and it may not come off)

If I ever wondered whether or not I have gained weight since my wedding day, the proof is in my fingers. Yeah, there’s no doubt that I’ve gotten a little soft around the middle (working on that) but really, even … Continue reading

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I Feel Lucky / Mary Chapin Carpenter

“I Feel Lucky” wasn’t the first Mary Chapin Carpenter song I heard, but I’m pretty sure it was the second. The first was (naturally) “Down At The Twist & Shout” which really put her on the country music map, even … Continue reading

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Dan’s Top 20 Songs of 2012: Part 1

It’s that time of year again, and what a year 2012 has been.  After a lot of hemming and hawing, I’m ready to reveal my picks for my favorite songs of the year.  The list is more crowded than it … Continue reading

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Brushes with celebrity

I never meant to let almost 10 days elapse between posts – really, I didn’t.  But it happened.  I can’t guarantee that this week will be any different, but since I have a few minutes this morning, I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Vicarious thanks

Today has been kind of a turd of a day for many reasons I won’t go into.  So instead of focusing on the bad, I’m going to focus on the good.  A journalist friend of mine messaged me today (via … Continue reading

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A summer song list

I wasn’t going to do this, but I was inspired by my bloggy pal xolondon today to do so.  So you have him to thank (or blame.) The summer of 2012 was not the best.  It was hot and dry … Continue reading

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State of the introvert

I realized yesterday that the only Mary Chapin Carpenter album that I haven’t imported in its entirety into iTunes is 1989’s State of the Heart.  I had four songs imported – “Something of a Dreamer”, “Never Had It So Good”, … Continue reading

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