The Lawndale book is just one week away from being published!
While writing the Lawndale book I started to think about all of the music we listened to growing up in the house on 312 Magee.
There was always some sort of music playing somewhere in the house at any given time. Whether it was my mom listening to Andy Williams on the record player in the dining room while she did her housework, or us kids listening to our records.
My father always loved music and would listen to classical and operas in the basement while he worked or read his books.
We had the jukebox on the porch that had been loaned to us by a couple that my dad was friends with and we loved that thing!
There was the the 8-track player in the 1969 VW minibus that we all rocked out to on trips on the road with dad.
We listened to the radio in the kitchen and would hear all the new popular songs of the day.
I would sometimes bring a little record player to the dinner table and sit it on the seat next to me. My dad wasn’t home, and it would be just my mom and my sisters. I would put little 45 rpm records on and we would all sing to them. It was a riot!
I got into listening to some of my favorite songs and bands recently on Spotify and thought about creating a playlist of all the music we heard in our house growing up as kids. Not just the music we owned, but all the theme songs from our favorite shows that were on TV in the 60s and 70s.
At first I thought it would be cool to share it with my sisters for nostalgic reasons. But then I thought, wouldn’t it be great to share it with all of the people who might remember some of these songs from their past as well.
So I’ve decided to add to the anticipation of the Lawndale book coming out next week and share it with everybody as a soundtrack to the book.
Some of the songs you may not recognize but some will make you smile and take you back to a simpler time. This is an eclectic mix of music and themes from the 60s and 70s that were alive in our house at 312 Magee growing up.
I hope you enjoy it, and maybe you’ll listen to it in the background while reading my book! (Don’t worry if you don’t have a Spotify account. It’s free and you can just go on and check it out!)
Here it is! The 312 Magee soundtrack!
I hope you all enjoy listening to this as much as I enjoyed putting it together. I’d also be happy to add any songs I may have forgotten!
LAWNDALE the book will be available on Amazon next Tuesday on August 9th!
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