Memories of Casey Kasem’s American Top 40

When Tiffany sang “you put your arms around me and we tumble to the ground,” could I really have pictured a boy and girl tumbling down a hill—like, rolling down it log-style, maybe just before engaging in a potato-sack race? I’ve spent a lot of time trying to imagine how I sang that song withoutContinue reading “Memories of Casey Kasem’s American Top 40”

Memories of Jim Croce, Like Time in a Bottle – Guest post by Meg Hammil

I think most of us experienced in our youth what I think of as a “Day the Music Died” moment.  We learned about the unexpected death of a performer we admired, and not only did we feel what was for many the first twinges of mortality, but we grasped the bitter truth that even our heroesContinue reading “Memories of Jim Croce, Like Time in a Bottle – Guest post by Meg Hammil”

Thanks For That Magic Yellow Box

Thanks for That Little Yellow Box While children and teenagers across the land were secretly reading books by flashlight under the covers, I was covertly listening to the radio. My parents were none the wiser, thanks to a plastic yellow box — the Sony Sports Walkman. With the Walkman came the ability to listen withoutContinue reading “Thanks For That Magic Yellow Box”

FirstNotes and ForeverMusic

I was raised in a pretty shut-down household, where the music available was a strict diet of Classic FM (which I now love), Classical CDs (I love some of them), ‘Churchy’ music (still not that keen), and Gilbert and Sullivan (hate it with a passion). There was one exception (other than the stalwart ‘sung TimesContinue reading “FirstNotes and ForeverMusic”