Growing up to Moms Music


I can remember vividly the music I grew up with. It happened every weekend, starting early on Saturday mornings.

I don’t know about everyones weekend rituals, but in my moms household it was turning her stereo first thing Saturday morning. Granted as a kid after a long week of school all you want to do is sleep in–but not in moms house. It meant lets start making the bed and go through my music tapes while I rearrange my jewelry box. As soon as I would hear her music in the mornings, I knew it was a matter of time before she came knocking on my door to get started on cleaning my room and chores. As annoying as it was to hear those songs in the morning, she exposed me to various artists she loved which I in turn learned to appreciate all types of music from latin music to jazz, country and all other genres.

Below are the top 5 I remember from artists my mom loved to play and my top 5 I liked for myself growing up.


1. Vicente Fernandez – Las Mananitas

2. Anne Murray- Could I Have This Dance

3. Vikki Carr – Ni Princesa, Ni Esclava

4. Nat King Cole – Quizas Quizas

5. ABBA – Mamma Mia


My TOP 5:

1. Stevie Wonder- I just called to say I love you

2. Magneto – Vuela Vuela

3. Gloria Estefan – Rhythm is gonna get you

4.  Madonna – Like a Virgin

5. Paula Abdul – Rush Rush



Prompt from the Daily Post at


TV Series and Music

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I am a AMC “Walking Dead”  fan, I look forward to 9:00pm Sundays like no tomorrow. I have never been into TV shows like this, other then back when I was a kid and was hooked on “Full House”.

Screen shot 2014-03-07 at 2.51.10 PMThe last episode 12 of Walking Dead with Daryl and Beth the song you heard along with the burning down of the moonshine house caught my attention. So much that I looked it up, it’s by The Mountain Goats “Up The Wolves”. As I started searching for the song I thought about all the other great songs on various episodes. Then I remembered that I also watch “SuperNatural” on Netflix and how that show has some really awesome classic rock songs.  I find it very pleasing that these two shows expose me to artists and songs I may other wise never heard off. And as a graphic designer who sits at her desk all day with her earbuds in, I can’t help but to tap my foot along, and have coworkers ask “Wow, what are you listening to? You groovin over there”.

So I have listed the TOP 5 I like from both of the TV shows I have been following faithfully and hope you like them too.  Any songs you like from any particular shows you watch? Do share 🙂

The Walking Dead

1. The Mountain Goats – “Up The Wolves”
2. Jamie N. Commons – “Lead Me Home”
3. Feist X Timber Timbre – “Homage”
4. Karl Kimmel – “Black”
5. Ben Nichols – “The Last Pale Light in The West”


1. Kansas – “Carry On My Wayward Son”
2. The Animals – “House of The Rising Sun”
3. Ozzy Osbourne – “Road to Nowhere”
4. Bon Jovi – “Wanted Dead or Alive”
5. Styx – “Renegade”