Pauseandplay.com turns 21 years old today (yea, we’re legal!) … come celebrate with us.
Here are 21 reasons why we love what we do and what keeps us doing it.
♫ We have the best readers … they’re passionate about music and they’re incredibly respectful (I can’t remember any truly negative emails).
♫ We get to listen to music all day.
♫ Elton John, Elton John, Elton John! (Here’s why)
♫ We are big supporters of new artists.
♫ Getting to interview a big name is still a thrill.
♫ We’ve outlasted MySpace, AltaVista, GeoCities, HotWired, Gawker, Digg, Grooveshark, Suck.com, Friendster, Xanga, Diaspora, Eons, Del.icio.us, etc.
♫ Money’s too tight to mention, but I’m not giving up on P&P. We are going to stick around, through thick and thin.
♫ The friendships I’ve made within the music industry and with our loyal readers.
♫ Chart trivia and then some.
♫ Casey Kasem. He is and will always remain my inspiration.
♫ Buying music. Period.
♫ My children … I’m passing along my love of music to them.
♫ Incredibly grateful to Entertainment Weekly and any other publication that has written about P&P.
♫ Very thankful for my newspaper background, which taught me patience and tenacity. (A special thank you to my mentor, the late Dr. John Clarke, at THE Ohio State University.)
♫ Even more grateful to family friend Mary Lou, a very special woman in my youth who helped mold my love for music, especially ’60s and ’70s soul.
♫ Also very thankful to have an appreciation for each decade and every genre.
♫ The rush of hearing a great song for the first time and quickly sharing it with family and friends. (Like Childish Gambino’s “Feels Like Summer.”)
♫ Putting this website together every day is a gift.
♫ Music has kept me young – in my heart, mind and soul.
♫ I love lists.
♫ Dare to dream … and dream big.