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Now Playing, Songs of 2018

This year, I've been keeping track of the music-related themes melodies silently or deafeningly whispering their notes into my life. Here are the songs and musical stories that have played alongside my soul for the 1st quarter of 2018:

January:  We celebrated Elvis' birthday at a small literary salon called the Octopus. "The King" would have turned 83 on January 8th. He shares January 8th as a birthday with David Bowie (for random trivia brains out there).

It was a listenfest of performance clips and after 3 big rounds of team trivia about him (my husband and I heartily placed 2nd to last), we learned a ton. Elvis was obsessed with police badges from all over America. He admired Nixon. His incredibly hot body in an era way before the dawn of Paleo was all thanks to:  karate. I loved this deep dive evening about the King.

During the course of the night, we got enough trivia for me to know that if he were still alive today, I am fairly sure Elvis would be a Blue Lives …

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