Jonathon’s music for an all-night study session in high school still resonates with him today.
My Life's Essential Musical Moments
In a series of touching essays, Grayson shares moments when music's importance in his life came to the forefront.
A Grandmother's Influence
Victoria reflects on musical influences in her life that go back to her earliest memories, with her grandmother.
When you hear it in a song
Lauren discusses how Justin Bieber and other music has supported her during some difficult moments.
Listening to music is what kept him going
Karrar shares a life-lesson he learned, and his musical tastes. (TW: suicide)
Aletheia Ida and John Malmborg
The "US" in Music
Aletheia and John reflect on their relationship's beginnings, through a shared musical path.
A Trans-Atlantic Life in Music
Chris Impey describes his connection to the British bands of the 1960s and 1970s, including his impressions of the young Brian May.
Great views, great music, great concerts
Ila Lyn reflects on her evolving tastes in music, from Bonnie Raitt to James Taylor to Lyle Lovett.
The Piano, the Storm, my Family and Me
Ethan describes the momentous night his family acquired a piano, a pivotal moment in his musical development.
Samantha Evelyn Jackson
To Be Heard as a Part of the Sound
Evelyn dreams of becoming a singer on stage, and succeeds in becoming a singer in an arts academy during high school.
Shawn Alex Johnstone
My broad musical tastes
Alex 's diverse tastes in recorded music and live performance.
On Connecting to the Music of Mr. Wilson
Ashley shares several stories about music impact on his life, including his babysitter’s introduction to the Beatles, his early show and tell experience in grade school, and how he used to think Dennis the Menace was kind of punk.
Holding a Special Place for Music
Sofia shares her experiences performing as a flautist in orchestras and wind bands, and how it brought her closer to friends.
A Deep Dive into Bob Dylan
Recollections of an intense, lyrically-focused listener.
Sad songs, Happy Childhood Memories
Cecily's paternal grandmother made a habit of singing sad songs to her, a source of enduring, happy memories.
The Musical Genius of "Weird Al" and R.E.M.
Friday Night Movie Podcast host Shai Korman shares his love of “Weird Al” Yankovic and R.E.M.
Growing up with Rock 'n' Roll
From Elvis on Ed Sullivan to Chuck Berry at a St. Louis teen club, to discovering Wilco and learning to play guitar, a life of musical fascinations.
An Author, a Cook, or a Musician
Kenji tells a part of the story of his journey towards becoming a jazz drummer.
My Relationship to Music and Santiago's Suburbs
Augustin reflects on growing up in the suburbs of Santiago, and his very tentative approach to understanding and performing music.
Heavy and Happy
Nicholas shares his joy and amusement at the diversity of musical experiences and tastes that have enriched his life.