#01: “A Pirate Looks at Forty”

SONG: “A Pirate Looks at Forty” ARTIST: Jimmy Buffett I wasn’t even alive when the album, A1A was released in 1974 but that didn’t stop me from finding this song. I was 13 or 14 years old and my friend Sarah played Jimmy Buffett’s SONGS YOU KNOW BY HEART for me. That was the moment…

#02: “Big Western Sky”

SONG: “Big Western Sky” ARTIST: Kik Tracee Going back to the “Music is My God My Best Friend” post again…I wrote: I also read a post from my friend Rob entitled “Hope is Everything” this week. I was so moved by his post. He wrote of suicide and I sat thinking about how his former band’s song “Big Western…

#03: “Drownin'”

SONG: “Drownin’” ARTIST: Sponge In a February 5, 2012 post titled “Music is My God My Best Friend”, I wrote In 1994, Rotting Piñata from Sponge was released and it had the radio hits “Molly (16 Candles)” and “Plowed” on there but that album was so much more than those songs. That album saved my life.…

#04: “Maybe Tomorrow”

SONG: “Maybe Tomorrow ARTIST: Stereophonics For me, this song is that hope we all have…”maybe tomorrow…” Maybe tomorrow will be filled with rainbows and unicorns or of love you never thought you’d find or an opportunity that is once in a life time and maybe tomorrow will lead you to where your heart, mind, soul…

#05: “Closer to the Edge”

SONG: “Closer to the Edge” ARTIST: 30 Seconds to Mars What does this song mean to me? Before my mom passed away, just another song my soul connected with. When she was in the hospital, the song I vowed to play every day until she got out. Now that she’s passed away? My way of…

#06: “Comfortable in My Skin”

SONG: “Comfortable in My Skin” ARTIST: Xavier Rudd When I turned 39 last year, I wrote:  I’ll continue to be who am without any regard to the number that’s branded on me. As I stand a few days away from turning that Big 4-0, I am even more comfortable in my skin. By the time this…

#07: “11:59”

SONG: “11:59” ARTIST: Michael Franti Back on November 11, 2013, I wrote a post titled “The Song that Opened My Soul” and it was about the power of this song. This is what I wrote: Music normally touches one person’s life, but it is music that touches one soul that makes it amazing and spiritual.…