Divad’s Soundtrack #47: November-December 2003

2003 was a difficult year that ended with a definite feeling of hope. These last few months were an experience of closing the door on old worries and “what ifs” – getting the heck over some of our issues and moving on toward brighter days ahead.

In with the New:
Dave Matthews (as a solo artist – appears elsewhere with Dave Matthews Band)
Dream Theater
Matthew Thiessen & the Earthquakes

Out with the Old:
Tait
Big Dismal
Dakona
Phil Keaggy

It Was Worth a Try:
Denison Marrs
Matthew

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Divad’s Soundtrack #39: July-August 2002

The summer of 2002 was a hard one due to how badly I missed my new girlfriend, but it was also one of the best ones of my life – I could play hard and make up my schedule as I went along like a single guy, but know that there was someone in a time zone 3 hours behind me waiting to chat online when I got home late at night.

In with the New:
Pillar

Out with the Old:
The Normals
Steve

It Was Worth a Try:
Wes King
Mandy Moore

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Divad’s Soundtrack #5: August-December 1995

This particular “soundtrack” was actually the one that first inspired the idea to go back and blog about all of the mixes that I had made. Back in 2004, when attending my 5-year college reunion, I talked to some people who I hadn’t interacted with much since college, or even since my freshman year, and we even had a reunion “hallspread” in the dorm that I lived in during that first year. It brough back strong memories, to the point where I really wished I had the whole thing on video, so I could go back and relive some of the stuff I’d forgotten. I started relistening to my old mix tapes, with this one first, just to bring back some of those memories and think about what I’d learned and the people who had stuck by me through that difficult, but highly rewarding, phase of my life.

In with the New:
Church of Rhythm
Christafari
Carolyn Arends
John Elefante
Phil Keaggy

Out with the Old:
Chris Eaton
East to West

It Was Worth a Try:
The Basics

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