Music Matters

During the intro to every song she hears, Alice proclaims, “This is my favorite song!” And they are, if she’s heard a song it goes straight to her favorites list. She loves music. That’s all there is to it. And at this age, she loves the music we listen to. So much for NPR in the car if Alice is a passenger, it’s music all the way.

Any new music in my life typically comes from a few reliable sources. I love getting a text from Molly with a link to a music video, or a shiny new mix from Kenya, and JD knows hiphop. I find it difficult to answer the question, what kind of music do you like? For me, it comes down to lyrics. Lyrics and a good beat is all it takes to move me. Music creates the soundtrack to our lives. Certain songs take me right back to a specific time and place. Lyrics can pull me from the depths of despair or simply let me wallow in my sorrow. But at the same time, music is the first ingredient for good times and celebration.

Here’s what we’ve been loving lately…

Michael Kiwanuka

Talk about lyrics, his are mesmerizing and I love his voice.

When I saw that the song Cold Little Heart was 11:58 long, I almost skipped right over it. Now the more I hear it, the more I love it. He doesn’t even start singing until about 7:00 minutes in. But the intro sets the song up beautifully.


Holly Lapsley Fletcher was born the year I graduated high school!


Brandi Carlile

I could go on and on. I think Alice would select the following song as her favorite favorite…

Milky Chance

She’s loved this song since she was about two and would beg to watch the “dusting the man” video.

Music will always matter to us.

In other news…

This season has been one for the record books. When you get multiple days and you think the powder can’t get better, it does. Our crew has been rallying this season and its been fun riding with some new peeps. The ladies from Snow Bunny Magazine were up recently and the timing was on point. Riding with an experienced group of riders, especially women, is the best. And even better with music!

We’re still watching and feeding the birds. Many of the same cast of characters and some new arrivals as the season changes. We did manage to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count and luckily had some data to contribute from McCall!

I feel like I should give an update on Pearl too. It hasn’t been all tail wags and dog treats. We’re struggling here. Working with a rescue dog with separation anxiety is no joke. We’re tired, frustrated, and going broke. We haven’t thrown in the towel yet but there have been some tears for sure.






4 thoughts on “Music Matters

  1. Janet Poteete

    Wonderful blog, Audrey.   Sorry you are having difficulty with your new dog.  My friend Jan who requested Jared’s book, is now wanting another one!    Her husband Jack, has a grandson, Jack.   So she now wants one to give to him.   I suggested she try Cosco.  If no luck,  I will lean on you yet again.    JB is coming today late noon.   We’ll run errands and then tomorrow night go to the Symphony.   Church Sunday and he’ll head home to Visalia.   His wife, Kelly, has no interest in the Symphony.   A French horn will be the featured solo instrument .   I love the French horn.  Oh you are such good parents.   Love you all.


  2. Glad to hear that you are all doing well despite Pearls interruptions. I hope she settles down and realizes how lucky she is.
    Listen to some Anderson Paak if you get the chance he is my new favorite.


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