THE LISTENING ROOM
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91.1 The Avenue
Tammy’s name may be familiar to you if you’ve made a donation to The Avenue. Tammy handles donor relations in addition to her official title of Avenue accountant. Tammy is more than just an employee – she’s an Avenue super fan. She listened to The Avenue long before she came to work here and brings that devotion to everything she does for The Avenue.
When asked to contribute to the Listening Room, I said, “Honestly, I only listen to The Avenue. I can’t remember the last time I listened to any other music than on the radio...except the P!NK cd that has been in my car for the last several years.”
“That's ok,” Rob replied, “just tell us what you like listening to on the Avenue.”
Well, that's too easy – I could go on and on about that. But, I'll just leave you with just a few.
Indigo Girls – Swamp Ophelia was one of the soundtracks of the time that I spent as a full-time volunteer in Georgia for Habitat for Humanity International, as a collegiate challenge coordinator. When I hear the Indigo Girls played on the Avenue, I'm transported back to 1995, with the smell of construction dust, saltwater marshes, itchy gnats, trolley rides, road trips around the Southeastern United States and life-long friendships made.
Indigo Girls, Power of Two https://youtu.be/hj0yVN8pFNw
Bruce Springsteen brings me back to 1989, my first car, windows down because it did not have air conditioning, and you had to roll them down by hand, cassette tapes, singing along, summer days working and summer evenings swimming at Schoolhouse Beach.
Bruce Springsteen, Thunder Road https://youtu.be/YdhkaPZtQF4
Prince rode along on the school bus in 1985, as our high school traveled to Beaver Island, Michigan – two ferry rides, a drive all the way around Lake Michigan – to play in an Islands International Soccer Tournament. It was four days with teachers and friends who are more like family. Soccer, dancing, meeting exotic foreigners – Canadians.
Prince, Raspberry Beret https://youtu.be/l7vRSu_wsNc
Gordon Lightfoot is my early childhood and my mom's 8-Track player in her 1970 Chevy Vega.
Gordon Lightfoot, Carefree Highway https://youtu.be/ewhM7I9gD4U
I'm may not be as musically literate as the rest of the Avenue staff, or our listeners. I do find our playlist to be of great value in my life. I could go on and on about why I like listening to the Avenue. Who says there is no such thing as time travel?!
What are YOU listening to? We’d love to hear! All that’s required is your love for music! Send your current playlist and a few words about it to email@example.com – you could be featured in The Listening Room!