Today’s Soundtrack // Buddy Holly

So, it’s the weekend – you’ve got some fun plans, or maybe just some mundane ones (anyone else spend all weekend doing laundry?) – and you’re looking for some new tunes to get you off the couch.  Or maybe, you just want to sit on the couch and listen to new tunes?  Definitely ok by me!  That’s where Today’s Soundtrack comes in: music I’ve been loving lately and that’s sure to put a spark in your step.  Whether you’re cleaning or road-tripping, batch-cooking or painting.


Growing up, I remember my dad listening to classical music, opera, and Buddy Holly.  Anyone else picking up that “one of these things is not like the other?”  Perhaps I should explain the seemingly random addition: my dad is from Lubbock, Texas.   Buddy Holly is from Lubbock, Texas.  They went to the same high school, albeit a few years apart.

Buddy Holly Statue in Lubbock, via Flickr user The Horror

Buddy Holly Statue in Lubbock, via Flickr user The Horror

So maybe it’s the nostalgia factor that earns Buddy Holly a special place in my heart; that would probably be a good presumption.  Makes me feel somehow closer to my dad and his experience.  I remember my family would go see The Buddy Holly Story (biographical rock’n’roll musical) almost every time it came to Chicago.  And this past Christmas, we all got a copy of The Real Buddy Holly Story – it’s a regular family tradition at this point.

This weekend we are chillin’ in Texas to with my brother and his family celebrate my soon-to-arrive nephew and although we aren’t in Lubbock, for some reason this Buddy Holly stuff has to happen during my travels to the Lone Star State.

So, if you’re down for some good Elvis-era-rock-n-roll, this is where you want to be.  Also, please note the hipster glasses.  So cutting edge, that Buddy Holly, so cutting edge.


(Image Credits: top photo from flickr, and second is of this album cover, photo taken by me)

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