Category Archives: Music that Matters

Some of my favorite songs of all time.

And though the news was rather sad. 9

I realized yesterday that today is the anniversary of John Lennon’s death. I was alive in 1980, but a little young to be a Beatles/John Lennon fan, so I really only know of a world in which there is no chance of the Beatles reuniting. John has never been my favorite Beatle (I’m looking at […]

Driving rain chauffeurs me to redemption 2

On the way to church last night, I left the music off and left the phone in my purse. I had a couple of things on my mind, something that had been bugging me all day, and I needed to give myself some space to think about it, to wonder why I’ve been carrying so […]

Yes, we should like to see a burning bush-type sign 6

The first time I heard Sixpence None the Richer, I hated them. I didn’t like her voice, and I didn’t get what their lyrics were about, and they didn’t seem to be talking about God at all, so I didn’t know why they were a Christian band. I wasn’t counting JPMs, not quite, but it […]

The musical baton 17

I suppose it was just a matter of time before the musical baton got passed my way. Jeff Holland is the one who kindly handed it over to me. The honest truth is that I’m not a huge music person, not like a lot of my friends and most definitely not like my husband. I […]

I am just a poor boy, though my story’s seldom told 7

Last night I was driving home from work, and “The Boxer” by Simon and Garfunkel came on my iPod. I have mentioned my Simon and Garfunkel love before, and this song is one of my favorites of theirs. I got into Simon and Garfunkel when my friend Kim made me a tape of the record […]

A time of innocence, a time of confidences 9

“Time it was and what a time it was A time of innocence A time of confidences Long ago it must be I have a photograph Preserve your memories They’re all that’s left you” -Simon and Garfunkel, “Bookends” On the last day of Governor’s School, someone played this song and said, “This is how I […]

I’m okay yeah okay fine okay 10

Mystery’s walking on my head again In a pattern figure eight Round a turn cross a path again and again and again Save communion for the holidays And keep perception at a safe arms length Does hallelujah wear the same old face I’m okay yeah okay fine okay What I really want is to wrap […]

Oh, God, it hurts so bad to love anybody down here 5

I will be the first to tell you that my life isn’t hard, especially by the world’s standards. I have always had enough to eat, and clothes to wear, and a loving family. Life, though, is hard on everyone in an emotional sense. Things happen that are sad and upsetting. People die, and they let […]

There’s a girl in the basement coming out of her shell 10

Mike has been enjoying posting his top 50 songs list, and while I don’t have the patience to list all my songs in order, I do have around 50 songs that are my favorites of all time. So, I have decided that, from time to time I am going to post those songs in this […]