Sunday Soundtrack: The Christmas Scoop

My children will be the first to tell you that I draw a hard line when it comes to the Christmas season. I have been known to stop dead in the aisle at Target and shriek if I spot Christmas items on display before the trick-or-treaters have come by, and we always wait until after the turkey coma and football before even thinking about Saint Nick or red and green home decor. But since I have a...
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Sunday Soundtrack: “Southern Accent”

It’s not a requirement to love Tom Petty if you’re a Floridian. It’s baked in. We absorb it from the sunshine and from the feel of our bare feet in the sandy soil. He may have spent decades on the west coast, but his true self was proclaimed every time he published a song through Gone Gator Music. Sorry, California. He’s ours and always will be. We’re just a little...
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Sunday Soundtrack: Trying to Reason with Hurricane Season

As a Floridian, it’s practically my duty to be a faithful Parrothead. Thankfully, I’ve happily kept my fins up for decades. Today, Jimmy Buffett seemed super appropriate since all of us are stuck in the house waiting for Dorian to arrive. It won’t be pretty—it never is—but we have each other, hurricane snacks, and great music. At least until the power goes off. Stay safe,...
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Sunday Soundtrack: Stay High

No, it’s not what you think—but do you, if you feel inclined! This solo outing by Alabama Shakes lead singer Brittany Howard is a tribute to great dads. And since my own Daddy had his birthday this week, I thought it very appropriate for today. Artist, actor, and funnyman Terry Crews is a perfect choice to lead the folks of Athens, Alabama through this uplifting song....
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Sunday Soundtrack: Higher Ground

I adore nearly every version of this Stevie Wonder classic, but this one by Playing for Change has been on repeat lately. PFC is a group dedicated to inspiring the world through “the common belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people.” Keep reaching—and...
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