Childhood · Nostalgia · Stories

Week 46: The Memory-Making Magic of Music | Everyday Nostalgia

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I’m stage right, peeking out from behind a heavy curtain, waiting patiently for the audience members to take their seats. I do a little twirl and watch my glittery, sequined gown glisten, and when I’m finished, I reach up and smooth down my hair, preparing it for the crown that will surely be placed upon it within a matter of minutes.

Suddenly, I hear the first few notes of my entrance music: The pageant is about to begin.

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Well, at least in my imagination, it is.

In reality, I’m 5 years old, it’s the mid-1980s, and I’m standing in the doorway of my wood-paneled living room, wearing OshKosh B’Gosh overalls and purple Velcro tennis shoes. My audience members are my mom and my 9-year-old brother, Kurt. While my father is there to enjoy the show as well, he’s also in charge of the audio/visual components. In front of me is my plastic orange and yellow Fisher Price shopping cart, and inside it, a wide variety of my toys. Continue reading “Week 46: The Memory-Making Magic of Music | Everyday Nostalgia”

Music · Music Monday · Nostalgia

Sounds Old to Me: 19 More New Songs with a Vintage, Throwback Vibe

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Earlier this year, we shared with you a list of songs that sounded vintage, old, and retro—in spite of the fact that they were made only within the last few years. (Missed it? Check out Music Monday: 19 New Songs That Sound Vintage! AND BONUS! You can also check out our list of 21 New Songs That  Totally Sound Like They’re From the 1980’s!) 

Before we even published that blog post, we had to admit it was one of our favorite Music Monday posts yet, because there’s just something about listening to a recently released song that just feels like it was crafted in a different era, don’t you think? Most of those songs, even within the first few notes, transported us back to yesteryear, proving that music truly can transcend time and place. Continue reading “Sounds Old to Me: 19 More New Songs with a Vintage, Throwback Vibe”

Childhood · Nostalgia · Throwback Thursday

Nostalgia Between the Pages: Little Golden Books

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It began with The Poky Little Puppy, Three Little Kittens, The Little Red Hen, and 9 other books in 1942.

Little Golden Books began as a collaboration between legendary publishing company Simon & Schuster and Western Printing based in Racine, Wisconsin. These little full-color books for young readers were published with one idea in mind: make high-quality illustrated children’s books affordable and thus, more accessible.

The concept worked; at the 50-year anniversary of Little Golden Books—25 years ago—the publisher reported that more than a billion and half Little Golden Books had been sold. A publishing achievement of astronomical proportions. Continue reading “Nostalgia Between the Pages: Little Golden Books”

Media · Music Monday · Nostalgia

Music Monday: 19 New Songs that Sound Vintage

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Happy Monday fellow nostalgia seekers!  After a week of snow and bitter cold here, temperatures climbed out of the deep-freeze range today and now we’re looking forward to a week of wind and slush. Weather that will truly inspire! We hope you are getting settled into your new year’s routines and enjoying life (crappy weather be damned) to the fullest!


WANT MORE NEW SONGS THAT SOUND OLD? CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT OUR NEW POST THAT HAS 19 MORE NEW SONGS WITH A VINTAGE, THROWBACK VIBE.

Continuing on with the New Beginnings theme this month, today’s Music Monday post is all about New Songs that sound vintage, old, retro—songs that could have been playing on the radio back in the day.  These artists have taken inspiration from the likes of Bob Dylan, Al Green, Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac, and many others to craft sounds that will take you back to the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s.

Continue reading “Music Monday: 19 New Songs that Sound Vintage”

Nostalgia · Things / Products

#TBT: Do Not Underestimate the Power of Nostalgia

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It seems to happen more and more these days. You’re out at a store, focused on buying the latest and greatest . . . and there it is. Right in front of you.

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You haven’t thought about it in years, but when that wave of nostalgia crashes over you and you are suddenly swept out into a sea of youthful memories, you immediately forget the new and relish in a celebration of the old, the vintage, retro, the classic. Continue reading “#TBT: Do Not Underestimate the Power of Nostalgia”