8.20.2010

Soundtrack

Every guest post on this blog is a reminder that Mandy and Kev are still in the Bahamas.

On their honeymoon.

I won't deny my jealousy.

14 years ago, (when my little sister mandy was still a little girl,) I was given my first album. Matchbox Twenty's Yourself or Someone Like You. It was the soundtrack to my seventh grade year. Hearing the song "Push" still takes me back to junior high.

11 years ago, I bought the NickelCreek album on my way to the airport to leave for Europe. I couldn't get that thing out of my Discman. When I went back to Europe again this past year, I instinctively thought of them.

5 years ago my husband and I got married, then we went to California to celebrate. While we were there we bought the Jack Johnson "In Between Dreams" album. It was the soundtrack to our first weekend as a married couple.

I am still astounded at the power of music. It is what lead my husband and I to pack our bags and move to Nashville, TN. We lived in the basement of a friend of a friend until we could find a house of our own. We put all of our savings into making a record. And 3 years and 2 kids later we finally finished.

The record is only four songs. We chose to make an EP instead of a full length album because we wanted to give those songs our everything. Whether we sell all of the copies we made or not, those four songs capture us right now. And it was worth all the time and effort. It is a soundtrack to the movie of our lives together so far, and is the probably the best kind of journal we can keep.

We would love to give one of Mandy's readers a signed copy of the album.

Leave a comment to enter the giveaway. (Perhaps sharing one of your favorite records.)

Also, please check us out at drewandlacey.com or on itunes.

Happy Honeymoon Sister!

11 comments:

david-and-emily said...

fun! I would love to win!!

Heather said...

ditto! I have so many "soundtracks"!! honestly one per vacation at least and then for every other event in life! the most prominent one in my mind was when I was young, about 11 and we went camping and Lion king soundtrack was new! that's probably my earliest life soundtrack I can remember!
Have a good weekend!

andrea said...

I don't really have a specific soundtrack but rather just theme songs for different seasons of my life. I just moved out for the first time and I've adopted "Chances" by Five For Fighting as my theme song. Fun post! Can't wait to check out your sight!

Brittany said...

I love that you followed your dreams. I really love that. I think I've adopted "The Call" by Regina as my growing up soundtrack. Music has been so important to me during college; I love that you really believe in it.

Melissa said...

My life soundtrack has always been whatever you were listening to Lace. Also, I love this post!

off switch said...

this past year i've been inspired by so many: sugarland, regina spektor, phil collins, train. i suppose i'd say hey, soul sister - that was my song while in italy this summer. would love to hear your music. and congrats to the newlyweds! xo.

Jessica said...

Sweet post Lacey lou. Whenever I hear Orange Blossom Special I reminisce about WildFire I-III :)

Half Dressed said...

Music is most definitely a very powerful tool. :) A friend once made me a 'like ain't so bad' soundtrack and it has some great uplifting and upbeat songs. I always dig it out when I'm having a 'meh' day :)

L x
Half Dressed

Jamie said...

There are so many beautiful albums out there. One, though, that I can listen to from the beginning to the end is 'The Con' by Tegan & Sara. :]

Annie. said...

Awesome! I would love to have a copy. My favorite soundtrack is Pride and Prejudice; cliché, true, but those gorgeous classics played on the piano are so me.

Laura said...

I would love to win too!!! Lately I have been listening to music more intently such as listening to the lyrics and finding out that I am in love with music. I am totally like you and every step of my life I have a specific song that goes with that time. I would love to win your cd!!