I have always loved songs–mostly lyrics (no surprise there). I grew up copying lyrics into notebooks and ended up writing poetry. I love listening to music, and I’m grateful to my husband, Randy, who is always expanding my extremely narrow musical horizons. Last weekend, we went to see a Twin Cities vocal group called Cantus perform covers of some contemporary songs (the take on “Thrift Shop” was amazing) and the entire Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds album, start to finish! Holy smoke. And then they finished up with a fabulous mashup of Purple Rain (we are Prince’s hometown) and Space Oddity, which was amazing. Though I mostly listen to podcasts and audiobooks while driving and working out, I am thankful to have incredible music available at the click of a station while I work, and thankful for a husband who is really passionate about music.