History of NYMP

On October 20, 2009, I began posting a “Song of the Day” on my daughter’s Facebook page. It started as a way to communicate with her while also sharing something we both loved … music.

Some days the songs related to something that was happening in her life or the life of our family, and other days it was just a fun way for me to share a song or introduce her to new music. Over the years it evolved and took on a life of its own.

I started Song of the Day while we were living in London, England. A year later, as we were preparing to move back to the States, a friend of mine in London asked me if I would start doing a Song of the Day for her. She said that she was going to miss hearing about all the great music I was sharing with my daughter, and she thought it would be a fun way for us to stay connected while growing her own music library at the same time.

I started my second Song of the Day in June 2010 on the day I boarded the plane to move from London to Dallas, Texas (the song … “Good-Bye England” by Laura Marling). This second Song of the Day continued for three years!

It is thanks to both my friend’s persuasion, and my daughter’s encouragement, that I created this website in 2013 so that I could share the music I love with a broader audience. My friend used to tell me that when playing my playlist people would often say, “I love your playlist! Where do you find these songs?” When she called to tell me that her teenage daughter’s summer playlist included a whole list of songs from me, she insisted that it was time to share my Songs of the Day with a bigger audience. But, it was when my daughter shared a text that she received from a friend at college about my playlist that we all knew it was time to start this page. The text simply read, “Dude, your mom has the best playlist!”

So, it was with that thought in mind that I created this site.

Life got in the way and after some health issues and lots of distractions, I stepped away from this music blog. I have had many different people gently pushing me to start again and with 2020 starting off in such a strange fashion … I have decided this might be a good time for me to start writing and sharing music again. It brings me joy and might help my mind focus and enjoy something I love.

I don’t expect you to like every song that is shared, but hopefully you will hear something new or remembered, and find something that you just have to add to YOUR playlist. This most certainly is NOT YOUR MOM’S PLAYLIST!

Peace Love Music! ❤


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