Archive for the ‘Sounds’ Category

Just Add Cello

Posted: 13th March 2014 by Tammy in Sounds
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Discovering new music to love is my most-loved passion, and any number of things can fuel the fire… A punk rock anthem that woos my inner riot grrrl. Lyrics that capture a moment more perfectly than has ever been expressed before. The four right chords that make me cry. A super-swank, ass-shaking bass line. A […]


Posted: 8th September 2013 by Tammy in Sounds, Thoughts
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Do you ever have a flash when ordinary life goes on pause and the disheveled, magnificent, screwed-up beauty of life is distilled into a slow-motion, love-letter-to-humanity moment? I love those nanoseconds. What’s even more amazing is that they can occur even in the midst of some of the not-so-great things that happen in life, like […]

“Driveway Moments” happen when you’re listening to NPR while driving, get to your destination before the story is over, and you stay in the car just to hear the end. I’ve had a LOT of driveway moments over the years, and I really love NPR for that, but this week I had one that will […]

Down the Rabbit Hole

Posted: 9th February 2013 by Tammy in Sounds
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A couple of months ago I was in an uncharacteristic funk and couldn’t shake it with the usual remedies, despite repeated and very creative attempts. Happily – and unexpectedly – my spirits were lifted by a Cigna commercial. From another room in the house, I heard a television commercial that sent me scrambling for my […]

Damn Right, I’ve Got the Blues

Posted: 10th August 2012 by Tammy in Sights, Sounds
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Last weekend I finally got to check out Buddy Guy’s Legends in downtown Chicago, after three failed attempts over the past five years. Was it worth the wait? Absolutely! As we walked to the club, people were leaving Lollapalooza in varying states of inebriated muddy bliss. While I would love to have gone to Lolla […]