Let's Make Mixtapes

Keeping your childhood pop icons alive…even the ones you thought were dead.

I’m not sure what the weather is like in your part of the world, but it’s raining where I live (the swamps), and I’m presently fashioning an ark from old beer cans and used gum. The weather’s got me in the mood for some songs that will compliment the dreary day outside. Here now, I …

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As I already begin to book my fall travel home, I’m feeling a bit nostalgic. And nobody satisfies that nostalgia itch like John Hughes. If you don’t know Hughes, he’s the guy who wrote and/or directed some of the most important teen movies of the 80s (and he’s the guy the rest of us writers …

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We’ve reached the center of summer (and, for some, what feels like the center of the sun), and that means it’s barbecue time! So whether you’re a rib master or a “floating in the pool and waiting to be served ribs” master, here’s a lil’ mixtape we’ve prepared to keep the ribs hot and the …

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Do you know what I’m doing right now? Ok, but do you know what else I’m doing? I’m reading about all the great things going on this weekend at the annual Essence Festival in New Orleans! I’m also perusing my personal catalog of really great 80s and 90s R&B. Here’s a few of my favorites. I hope …

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Imagine, if you will, growing up in a town of less than 200 people which spanned three blocks by four blocks, surrounded by cornfields. That was my childhood. Trying to picture that? Ok, it wasn’t that bad. But you can bet that when I turned 18, I packed up my boombox (with the nifty sliding …

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