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2012 offered opportunity to discover older music

By Sarah Contreras | December 5, 2012

I always look forward to December. Is it because of Christmas? Presents? Snow days? The fact that December is part of The Decemberists and they are my favorite band? Is it because I can finally justifiably utter the words “Winter is coming”? Nope....

Giving thanks for good music

By Sarah Contreras | November 19, 2012

On Thanksgiving, I will be curled up on my sofa, watching Elf and The National Parks: America’s Best Idea (me plus Ken Burns equals homies for life). I’ll be reading for fun and drinking coffee spiked with Bailey’s. I’ll be eating the leftovers...

Songs to cheer you up in gloomy weather

By Sarah Contreras | November 7, 2012

This weird transitional weather has me down. It’s gray, it’s drizzly and it gets dark at 5 p.m. I’m a big fan of breaking out my scarves and hats, but I need a little sun to counter the frost. We’ve been handed some considerably dark and dreary...

Winterize your playlists to get ready for the snowy season

By Sarah Contreras | December 1, 2011

Winter Playlist! Because every season needs a playlist, and now that school is over you will actually have time to listen to music again. 1. "O Tannenbaum" - Vince Guaraldi Trio: Nothing signals the beginning of the holiday season like the Charlie Brown...