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April Showers | 9 Songs To Keep You Singing In the Rain


March ended cold and dreary, with rainy days ushering in April. The forecast was snow (and they got some in the mountains), but it simply stayed gray and wet down here in the city.

I remember as a kid being excited about spring rain. It engaged all the senses: That telltale smell of an approaching rainstorm; listening to the rhythm of raindrops pelting the roof and windowpanes; tasting the clean drops that dripped down your face; feeling the power of pouncing into puddles; watching magical flashes of lightning dance across the night sky.
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6 Songs About First Times | Daisy Chain Oddities


We’re excited to be bringing you another reader-submitted Music Monday post today! Kat over at Daisy Chain Oddities sent us this awesome playlist, which features songs that she associates with some of her “first times.” From buying CD’s to school trips and celebrity crushes, these events are probably things we all can relate to. Do you associate any of these quintessential 90’s songs with your first times? As for me, I remember driving around in my first car singing What’s Up and all sorts of Backstreet Boys songs with my friends. (And listening to her playlist made me curious: whatever did happen to 4 Non Blondes?) Continue reading “6 Songs About First Times | Daisy Chain Oddities”

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It’s Not Going to Be Today | Sangbad


This week’s Music Monday reader submission comes from Sangbad over at Thoughts of Words. He’s a prolific poet and storyteller, and he crafted a lovely poem that he shared on his site on Valentine’s Day.  In his post, Sangbad describes his creation:

“When it comes to writing a story we follow the dialogue and scene format…there are many forms of a story like a flashback, epistolary, etc…but, they adhere to the defined format of dialogue and scene…why not write a story where there’ll be scene and songs…why not write a story in poem (written by self) and songs (listen to or written self)…

It’s Not Going To Be Today had been written when this idea struck me a few days before Valentine’s Day…the poems are written by me while the songs are the songs I listen to (few of them are my favorite)…hope you’ll enjoy this my approach telling a love story…”

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15 Hygge-Inspired Songs Sure to Warm You Up


After yesterday’s Everyday Nostalgia blog post about hygge over here at the Nostalgia Diaries, we thought it would only be fitting if we followed up with a hygge-inspired Music Monday playlist.

After all, given our love of music, we think curling up and listening to good music has the ability to create some of the same warm, fuzzy feelings that hygge is known for.

We’ll admit it: There are so many songs that give us the feels that it was hard to pare down our choices to a manageable list. But ultimately, our final selections were driven by the nostalgic intimacy these songs evoke and how they sound like they could be played on a record player that’s sitting in the corner of your living room as you join together with family and friends–or even enjoy some quiet time to yourself–connecting and talking and slowing down (preferably with lots of candles and a roaring fireplace). Continue reading “15 Hygge-Inspired Songs Sure to Warm You Up”

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3 Songs that Make Me Relive My Teenage Years | The Domestic Musician


We are so excited to bring you our first reader-submitted nostalgic playlist! This week’s submission is from Jessica over at The Domestic Musician. We’ve connected through the wonder of the world wide web, and the minute we stumbled upon this post of hers, we knew we’d met a kindred spirit!

As a music teacher, Jessica loves music, and although she had a plethora of nostalgic songs to pick from, she decided to choose 3 songs that make her relive her teenage years. These songs take us back, too! How about you?
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