#ThrowbackThursday: I Made You A (digital) Mixtape!

I might be showing my age with this post… who cares! The 80’s & 90’s were great decades to grow up in! I used to love buying blank cassette tapes, setting up my boombox on the floor in my bedroom, recording my very own (introduction only) “radio show”,  and then adding live radio music or other tapes to complete my segment of the day. It took great skills to release the pause and press both the play and record buttons simultaneously… skills I tell you!

ANYWAY… Times have changed.

Today with the advancement of digital music, from time to time I get nostalgic and miss old school cassette tapes. But, there’s still hope…

Milktape USB thumb-drive cassette tape, case and playlist insert.

Milktape USB thumb-drive cassette tape, case and playlist insert.

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Music To Know: The #ThrowbackThursday Finale

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Image courtesy of www.freemake.com

It’s that time of the week to be reminiscent about the past and enjoy sharing your favourite memories. #ThrowbackThursday is also the perfect time to listen to old tunes from earlier years. All throughout the 90s, artists from all walks of life made hits. For the last and final edition of Music To Know, we’ll touch on three artists and one of their popular songs. Sit back and enjoy the nostalgic ride.

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Throwback Thursday: Solange Chats With Brooklyn Magazine

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Solange Knowles may not be on a global takeover tour like her big sister, but she is definitely dominating on the local front, especially here in NYC.  Even though she is a fairly new resident to Brooklyn, she epitomizes much of the eclectic and creative vibe that resides there. Not to be confused with the hipster subculture movement alive and well in BK, Solange has a special way of making the past new again.

She’s featured in Brooklyn Magazine showcasing her unique “throwback” style, as she discusses how she has embraced the past and how she’s discovering to live in the present.

Solange in BK mag

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Known to be a trend creator not  follower, Solange continues to be an “it girl” with a great sensibility for mixing past and present in her style. It doesn’t hurt that she seems to be born of another time and glows with a beautiful old soul. Continue Reading

Throwback Thursday: Hey, I Made You A Mixtape!

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I might be showing my age with this post… who cares the 80’s & 90’s were great decades to grow up in! I used to love buying blank cassette tapes, setting up my boombox on the floor in my bedroom, recording my very own (introduction only) “radio show”,  and then adding live radio music or other tapes to complete my segment of the day. It took great skills to release the pause and press both the play and record buttons simultaneously… skills I tell you!

ANYWAY… Times have changed.

Today with the advancement of digital music, from time to time I get nostalgic and miss old school cassette tapes. But, there’s still hope…

Milktape USB thumb-drive cassette tape, case and playlist insert.

Milktape USB thumb-drive cassette tape, case and playlist insert.

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Throwback Thursday: Versailles ’73 – The Runway Battle

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Today’s Throwback Thursday post is going way back. I decided to highlight the main event that has been recognized many times over as the “Moment in history that changed the course of (fashion) history”.  We can now have a front row seat to the show that became known as the American Runway Revolution!

Image courtesy of www.versailles73movie.com/

Image courtesy of www.versailles73movie.com/

As I noted in yesterday’s post, this was also the event that gave Stephen Burrows Continue Reading

Throwback Thursday – Chaka Khan is Every Woman

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Beyonce may have thought her song Run the World (Girls)” was the next girl power track of this generation, but another iconic diva before her recorded the most popular female empowerment anthem of all time. Chaka Khan has always been a one of a kind artist with vocals that match her bold presence and fashion sense.

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Image courtesy of www.musicstack.com

It just so happens that I had heard “I’m Every Woman” on the radio recently, and thought it would be a great Throwback Thursday post. March is also Women’s History Month and Continue Reading

Throwback Thursday: T-Boz, Left Eye, Chilli…TLC

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When I think back to the best moments and memories of my teenage years, music was always a huge part of it. In the 90’s, the music was so much fun and there were so many great songs! Most of the songs being played on the radio or on TV were R&B girl groups, they were everywhere. TLC was a girl group that was like no other we had seen before, and will probably never see again.

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Left Eye, Chilli, T-Boz

 It is easy to say that the 70’s groups of Motown unlocked the doors to this concept, and then in 1992 TLC kicked those doors wide open! With their debut album: Ooooooohhh… On the TLC Tip, they immediately caught everyone’s eyes and ears with Continue Reading