Author: "MADD" Manda Walsh

Dance, Dance, Evolution

Music is funny thing. It can bring all sorts of people together, whether it be in the form of a collaboration between two very different artists or uniting those who may not have much in common when it comes to their musical tastes. Music also changes over time. New artists bring new sounds, existing artists collaborate with artists nobody would have thought of, new sub-genres are created, and new dances are invented. Each decade has brought us something new different and distinct. The 60’s took us from from dancing the twist and the mashed potato at sock hops into...

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Dear Santa from “Madd” Manda

Dear Santa, Well, those are two words I never thought I’d say. But here I am, 30 years old and writing a letter to “Santa.” So here goes. You know, as a child I never really wrote a letter to you. There was one time, when I wrote to you for snow on Christmas Eve for my mom, but otherwise, no. In my parent’s house, growing up my mom always had a motto. She still to this day says, “If you don’t believe, you don’t receive.” I always laugh whenever she says that because I mean, really, I’m supposed...

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My Year In Music

December is here and the holidays are around the corner. Yes, it’s that time of year again. For most, it’s the time to be festive and enjoy their favorite holiday films and listen to their favorite holidays tunes, as well. For us hardcore music lovers, it’s the time of year to reflect back on all of the awesome music we enjoyed that was released this year. It’s time for us to compile our list of our top albums of the year. Now, I’ve given this a lot of thought. The list I’m about to present you is pretty diverse...

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“Tangled Up” over Thomas Rhett’s newest release

I anxiously awaited the release of Thomas Rhett’s new album, Tangled Up, for a while now, despite the fact that I knew it wouldn’t be a country album. And it’s definitely not a country album, but Rhett also never came out and claimed to be making a country album this time around. So at least we don’t have to hold that against him cause really, if it walks like a duck don’t call it a giraffe, ya know? With that being said, I think the album, after the first listen, can best be described as Thomas Rhett’s wild card....

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What’s in a Mix? The Lost Art of Making a Mixtape

“The making of a great compilation tape, like breaking up, is hard to do and takes ages longer than it might seem. You gotta kick off with a killer, to grab attention. Then you got to take it up a notch, but you don’t wanna blow your wad, so then you got to cool it off a notch. There are a lot of rules.” – John Cusak in High Fidelity I remember many nights as a teenager and as an early to mid-twenty-something sitting in front of my computer, usually staying up much later than I should have, making...

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