Music Mondays – Songs to give you the feels

Welcome back to this week's installment of Music Mondays. Yes, I know that it is Friday, but I couldn't get this list quite right until now, but still wanted to share it with you. Rest assured, I did plan to have it on Monday but life happens. I've been feeling a bit emotional lately, with the year anniversary of my dad's death rapidly approaching, so this week's playlist kind of reflects that. … [Read more...]

Harry Connick Jr. That Would Be Me album review

Have you ever had one of those musicians who has been a part of your musical library for seemingly forever? Harry Connick Jr has been a musical influence in my life for well over two decades. I was first introduced to his music as a young musician in high school. I was performing in both jazz band and jazz choir and was learning the art of jazz piano, which was very different from the classical … [Read more...]

Music Monday – Halloween Edition

Welcome to another edition of Music Monday! I hope you've been enjoying this weekly peek into my playlist. I know I've had fun putting them together for you. Since Halloween is this weekend just so happens to be one of my favourite times of year, I figured I would dedicate this week's playlist to all things spooky. There are so many fun songs that bring this time of year to mind, from monsters to … [Read more...]

My Music Mondays week 2

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend. It is Thanksgiving weekend here, and we had our big turkey dinner with my family yesterday. Turkey, potatoes, and all other the good fixins, plus, everyone's favourite - pumpkin pie. I hope you were stuffed with yummies this weekend too. I was so happy to hear that people liked Music Monday last week. Did you find any new favourites? I have a … [Read more...]

Welcome to My Music Mondays

I think that I have been a music lover my whole life. From really early memories of everything from KISS to the Captain and Tenille ( anyone else remember Muskrat Love? Sing it with me now - "Muskrat Suzie, Muskrat Sam...". Wait, just me? Ummmm...) music has filled my mind and my memories forever. I love to listen to it, I love to sing it, and is used to love to play it. I have it on pretty much … [Read more...]

Ed Sheeran live in Vancouver – easily one of the best concerts I’ve ever seen

A couple days ago, my mom and I went to see Ed Sheeran live in concert. We have been eagerly looking forward to this show for months, and he absolutely did not disappoint. I have adored Ed Sheeran's music since the very first time I heard "the a Team" probably three or so years ago. There is something about his voice, his words and the way it all comes together with his guitar strumming that … [Read more...]

14 again

I can still see it now. Sitting on my friend Tammy's bed, with dog-eased copies of Sassy magazine (oh, how I loved Sassy), YM and Seventeen (what, don't tell me you didn't read those as a teenager) in her basement bedroom, giggling over whatever boy crush we had at the time and planning our next adventures. The radio on in the background, it always was, and this song comes on. The first notes … [Read more...]

High school dances and the power ballad are what memories are made of

Music is one of those things that can take me right back to a moment in time, upon hearing just a few notes or bars of the song. The opening words of a song can make me a teenager again, back in a school gym or music room or hallway, hearing them for the first time or for the hundredth time. The year was 1992. I was in grade 10 and was either 14 or 15 for most of that year. I had just moved … [Read more...]