Entries in Music (2)


Summer Concert Series

An oft asked question in casual conversations is "What kind of music do you like?".  An easy, crowd pleasing response is "I like all music!"  When people ask me that question, I know my answer is genuine - I really do like all kinds of music.  Country, rap, indie, pop, rock, musicals, cover bands, symphony, everything (well, there are really only a couple of heavy metal songs that I like, but I think you get what I mean).  Take, for instance, the line-up of concerts so far this year:

  • Lady Gaga
  • Bon Jovi
  • Billy Currington
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Uncle Kracker
  • U2
  • Nikki Minaj
  • Britney Spears
  • Maroon 5
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Peter Frampton (which I missed in favor of U2)
  • Lifehouse
  • Chicago 

Last week was a big week for music.  U2 one night; Nikki Minaj and Britney Spears 3 days later.  They were both AWESOME.

Of all the concerts I've been to, I have never seen U2 - this was a HUGE concert for me!  And they rocked the entire time they were up there.  It was insane.

A couple of nights later, we were dancing our booties off to Brit Brit.  I have loved her from the beginning and through all of her craziness.  When out dancing, I request Britney so often that DJs will sometimes see me coming and say "we're not playing any more Britney tonight"...LOVE her.

What concerts have you been to this year?


Vacation Playlist and Other Random Things

We are ready to go!  I just dropped off Derby at the kennel.  Normally I would RoverNight while we are away, but since we'll be gone for 9 days that isn't an option.  Plus, as you've seen on this blog in the past, Derby could stand to have a little training in her life.  Something that I just don't know how to do.  She will spend the next 15 days at Dynamic Dogs Chicago learning basic obedience, how to walk on a leash properly, how to deal with separation anxiety and many other things.  I was super sad dropping her off, but she was running around like a wild woman in their huge outdoor space when I left, so I know she'll have fun :)  And I will blog about the whole experience in a couple of weeks!

Now onto the music!  We made a few mix CDs to take with us to the Turks & Caicos.  The rental car will likely be more than a few years old which means no ipod hookup!  So we paid a visit to mix tapes of yore & updated them for a fun, beachy set list.  We really do love all kinds of music and that is reflected in our selections!

Jack Johnson, William Fitzsimmons (Willy Fitz is hubbers' favorite)

Mix 1: Island Music

Bob Marley & the Wailers


  • Get Up, Stand Up
  • Redemption Song
  • No Woman No Cry
  • One Love
  • Jamming
  • Three Little Birds


Kenny Chesney


  • Island Boy
  • Old Blue Chair
  • Be As You Are
  • Boston
  • Soul of a Sailor
  • Sherry's Living in Paradise
  • Guitars and Tiki Bars


Jimmy Buffett


  • Pirate Looks at Forty
  • Changes in Lattitudes
  • Son of a Son of a Sailor
  • Fins
  • Margaritaville


Mix 2: TCI Country Mix

Tim McGraw


  • Angry All the Time
  • Where the Green Grass Grows
  • The Cowboy in Me
  • Senorita Margarita
  • That's Why God Made Mexico


Taylor Swift


  • Tim McGraw
  • Mine
  • Fifteen


Dixie Chicks


  • Long Time Gone
  • Top of the World


Toby Keith


  • Should've Been a Cowboy
  • I Love this Bar


Carrie Underwood, Before He Cheats; Rascal Flatts, Fast Cars and Freedom; Lady Antebellum, Need You Now; Brooks & Dunn, Play Something Country

We can't wait!