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.)
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Happy Honeymoon Sister!