Music Monday · Nostalgia

My 1990’s Soundtrack | Denis Storey


We’re excited to have guest blogger Denis Storey with us at The Nostalgia Diaries for our Music Monday post today. His story shows us how the music that defines the places and cultures in which we grow up can leave such lasting impressions on our musical tastes. I personally know all about how this works: when I was a young teenager living in Nashville, I became immersed in the world of country music and instantly fell in love with it—and I’ve been a fan ever since. Continue reading “My 1990’s Soundtrack | Denis Storey”

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16 Songs About Spring


“Thus came the lovely spring with a rush of blossoms and music, Flooding the earth with flowers, and the air with melodies vernal.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Ah, Spring… the beautiful time of year when everything comes back to life, when flowers begin blooming and trees start sprouting new leaves. It’s the time of year for singing in the rain, dancing in puddles, and catching raindrops on your tongue. It’s the time of year that makes you want to run around outside and soak up the sunshine after being cooped inside all winter. It’s the time of year that just begs you to roll the windows down in your car, turn the stereo up, and sing at the top of your lungs.  Continue reading “16 Songs About Spring”

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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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What Do I Know?


The other day I received a sweet text message from a friend:

“This song reminded me of you and your blog. So happy and great!”

The song? One of Ed Sheeran’s newest releases, What Do I Know?

I’ve been a huge fan of Ed’s music for years, so I excitedly clicked that YouTube link. And, just like my friend said, the song is great.  It’s happy.

And yes. It reminds me of my blog, too.

This super-catchy tune embodies so many of the things that the Nostalgia Diaries is all about: happiness, love, positive vibes—and of course—good music.

All the lyrics are fantastic, but these in particular spoke to me:

I’ll paint the picture, let me set the scene
I know when I have children they will know what it means
And I’ll pass on these things my family’s given to me
Just love and understanding, positivity 

So what do I know? I know that, just when I think I can’t love his music more, Ed Sheeran keeps releasing awesome gems like this one, and I fall in love a little bit more. (I have a feeling that’s part of Ed’s master plan…)

So since we love passing things down here on the blog, we decided to pass this song on to you today. We think it’s the perfect way to kick off the weekend. Hope it’s filled with happiness, love, positive vibes, and good music!


At the Nostalgia Diaries, our goal is to help you simplify, enhance, and engage your lives by focusing on the most important things: remembering, appreciating, believing, and becoming. It’s all about celebrating the past to create better days today.

We’d love for you to join us in this journey.

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