Before Facebook, if my kids did something silly or interesting or if I felt I had something "profound" to say, I would post it on Blogger. Now, it is so quick and easy to share these ramblings as a status update. I am sure many bloggers feel the same way.
I do miss the process of blogging. I loved receiving the notifications that people have commented on the blog or looking at the stats to see how many times people have stopped in to see what quip I felt the needed to share with the world. Blogging has brought me many benefits, the greatest of which is the circle of friends I have "collected" over the years.
Way back when I blogged regularly, I would correlate music with my post. I would then share the background of the music that was playing with some little bit of my history. I did this using Playlist.com. Unfortunately, Playlist has changed and it is for this reason I find myself sharing post again.
Playlist has gone in the direction of online radio sites like Pandora. Instead of being able to embed a player that plays a specific song, it now wants you to choose a "channel." While I love Pandora, this is not why I used Playlist. It was fun to try and find just the right tune to accompany my words.
While I am sure there are other embeddable players out there, it took me so long to gather my list of songs that I don't think I can do it again. Even though Playlist was kind enough to archive my list for me, I would have to enter each song on the player to be able to have the same eclectic mix. So instead of doing this, I am going to just paste my list here to serve as a reminder of the musical journey on which I have taken my readers.
John Fogerty - Centerfield
The Lovin' Spoonful - Summer In The City
Paradise Boys - Summer Of Love
Cyrkle - Red Rubber Ball by C...
Jefferson Airplane - Embryonic Journey
Andrew Gold - Thank You For Being ...
John Mayer - Bold As Love
R.E.M. - It's The End Of The ...
The Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping (...
Ace Of Base - The Sign
Silhouettes - Get A Job
The Last Goodnight - Pictures Of You
Daughtry - September
Lawrence Welk - Champagne Polka
The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name
Barbra Streisand - Don't Rain On My Parade
The Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Nutcracker - Dance of the Sugar P...
The Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup
The Happenings - See You In September
Neil Diamond - September Morn
The Platters - September Song
Canned Heat - On The Road Again
Willie Nelson - On The Road Again
Petula Clark - Downtown
Katrina - Walking On Sunshine ...
Every New Day - Walk Alone
Four friends - What's Going On
Josh Rouse - Quiet Town
Sly & The Family Stone - Hot Fun In The Summe...
Alice Cooper - School's Out
Nate Henricks - Selfish sparrow's ol...
Vitamin C - Graduation (Friends ...
Jim Brickman - Simple Things
Rockwell - Somebody's Watching ...
Brandi Carlile - The Story
Various Artists - Turn! Turn! Turn! (T...
Noah And The Whale - Rocks And Daggers
Akon - Dance like there' s ...
Taio Cruz - Dynamite
Cyndi Lauper - True Colors (Morel's...
Michael Jackson - Black Or White
Neil Diamond - Hello Again
Jewel - Hands
The Police - Message In A Bottle
Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To R...
Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy
Bob Marley & The Wai... - Three Little Birds
Vince Guaraldi Trio - Charlie Brown Theme
Prince - Purple Rain
The Zutons - 11 - Good Morning Go...
Various Artists - Good Morning, Good M...
Rosemary Clooney - Mambo Italiano
Tarrentella - Saturn (Tarrentella ...
Supertramp - Breakfast In America
Newsboys - Breakfast
Gnarls Barkley - Karaoke: Crazy (Minu...
The Avett Brothers - Head Full Of Doubt/R...
Primitive Radio Gods - Standing Outside A B...
Celtic Woman - Siúil A Rún (Walk My...
Tom Petty & The Hear... - The Waiting
David Guetta - Acapella
New Radicals - You Get What You Give
ABBA - Take A Chance On Me
Owl City - Fireflies
Creedence Clearwater... - Fortunate Son
Abba All Stars - Super Trouper
ABBA - Lay All Your Love On Me
Five For Fighting - The Riddle
Cat Stevens - If You Want To Sing ...
Average White Band - Pick Up The Pieces
Cyndi Lauper - Karaoke: Time After ...
Andy Williams - Music To Watch Girls By
Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues ...
Tiny Tim - Living In The Sunlig...
The Romantics - Karaoke: What I Like...
The New Rascals - It's A Beautiful Mor...
Duran Duran - One Of Those Days
BTO - Karaoke: Takin' Care...
John Mayer - Say
The Kinks - Tired Of Waiting For...
Alexi Murdoch - All My Days
Tom Petty - American Girl
U2 - Karaoke: I Still Hav...
Warren Zevon - Werewolves Of London
The Ultimate Kid Roc... - All Summer Long
LS - Sweet Home Alabama
Oran 'Juice' Jones - The Rain
Altered Images - Outro: Happy Birthday
Owl City - The Bird And The Worm
Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead Or Alive
Hawkwind - Hurry On Sundown
The Bangles - Manic Monday
Dead Or Alive - Brand New Lover
Simon & Garfunkel - The 59th Street Bridge
Bill Withers - Lovely Day
Oingo Boingo - Weird Science
Barenaked Ladies - If I Had a Million Dollars
Al Stewart - Time Passages
Bread - If
The Brady Bunch - It's A Sunshine Day
Dean Martin - That's Amore
Petula Clark - Color My World
Phil Coulter - Take Me Home
The Yardbirds - For Your Love - Original
Chilliwack - My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone)
Barry Manilow - I Made It Through The Rain
The Killers - Human
Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You
Natalie Merchant - Kind And Generous
Ray Parker Jr. - I'm Free
Various Artists - Kiss From A Rose
Julie Meyer - Paint Your Picture
JJ Heller - Your Hands
Suzanne Vega - Tom's Diner
Brian Littrell - Welcome Home (You)
Mika - Any Other World
ABBA - Our Last Summer
Michael Franti - Sometimes
Michael Franti - Say Hey (I Love You)
Kiki Dee - I've Got The Music In Me.
Dave Matthews Band - Why I Am
Sting - If You Love Somebody...
Yaz - Don't Go
Glen Campbell - Southern Nights (Live)
- Here Comes the Sun
JJ Heller - Oh Come Oh Come Emanuel
Three Dog Night - Karaoke: Black & White
Ohbijou - The Woods
Gene Kelly - Singing In The Rain
Willie Nelson - Picture In A Frame
August Rush Soundtrack - August's Rhapsody
The Style Council - My Ever Changing Moods
Randy Newman - You've Got A Friend in Me
Chicago - You're The Inspiration
Boy George - Karma Chameleon
I am not sure how much blogging I will be doing in the future, especially since I also lost my blog reader list when iGoogle went the way of the dodo, but I will leave the blog open in case one day I would like to do it again on a regular basis.
Thanks for letting me walk down memory lane.