Music Monday: Edelweiss

Last weekend, we lost my Grandma Sugarplum.  She was 93 and one of the best people I’ve ever known.  She was kind to everyone, loved her family with all her heart, had an inquiring mind and a love for tv game shows, baked the best brownies in the world, had the biggest sweet tooth, and was eternally grateful for everyone from a cup of Lemon Zinger to a warm hand to hold.

This was one of her absolute favorite songs – when I used to bring my guitar to her house. she would sit through the John Mayer and cowboy songs then would request this one which we would sing together.  It will always make me think of her, and remember this amazing woman who has left the world, but will stay in my heart forever.


Music Monday: Tomorrow!

In case you ever wondered what it’s like to live in a swing state, it’s a little bit like this:


I was one of 14 thousand people who showed up to see POTUS and “OLD POTUS” (as my mom says) in Concord New Hampshire yesterday.  Five hours in the cold gave us plenty of time to think about tomorrow and what’s actually at stake in this election – healthcare, equality, women’s rights to make decisions about their own bodies, climate change, and more.  So while I know the ads are getting annoying… we’re tired of people knocking on our doors… you can’t stand to see another poll or political pin… just remember what’s on the line.  And don’t stop thinking about tomorrow – and then DO remember to vote tomorrow.  The future of our entire planet could depend on it.



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Music Monday: What are YOU listening to?

As the days get shorter and the evenings get longer, I need some music to put some pep in my step.  So today, I want to know – what are you listening to/watching for great music and music videos these days?  What gets you out of bed in the morning, provides the soundtrack for your day, or mellows you out at the end of a busy day?  Leave a comment below and you might see your song featured here on a future Monday!

Music Monday: Call your girlfriend

I’ve loved this song since I saw how silly it made my coworkers’ dance moves, but the mini-artists here make this version fabulous.  They’re s confident and musical, banging on their butter tubs.  I play the guitar because I love to sing along, and you can tell that these gals are in it for the same reason: to have fun.

(Thanks, Lauren, for the recommendation!)

Music Monday: What makes you beautiful

Sorry guys, I was wrong.  Carly Ray Jepsen is out – One Direction is in.  This song was THE theme of summer during my week at camp – we sang it at least 4 times a day and three different kids did it on stage night.  This version comes from Kat, who says it makes her want to be on Broadway, since the cast of Anything Goes is having such a freaking blast here.

Do you love this song?  Sick of it yet?  Somewhere in between?  I’m not fond of the lyrics (what if you DO know you’re beautiful?) but it is fun to sing, overall.

Music Monday: I dreamed a dream

But in my dream, anyone but Anne Hathaway played Fantine.

Still, I can’t help being excited for the Les Mis movie coming out this Christmas.  I propose that us lovely ladies from GHS hop back into our corsets for a midnight viewing – what do you say?  Will you be going to see this rendition of the classic Victor Hugo story?