The Playlist Shuffle

I am passionate about music!  I as mentioned in yesterday’s post, I have a playlist for everything.  Rarely do I just hit “shuffle”.  The thought almost makes me panic!  What if I am listening to my “Angry Music” one minute and then something from my “Be Still” playlist comes on next…followed by Showtunes?  Help!!!  Too much!  My emotions can’t handle this musical rollercoaster!  But, when Nel from posted this, I knew I wanted to participate!   I thought it would be good for me to take a risk and “shuffle” my music…  Here goes nothing!


The Rules

  • Put your music on shuffle and list the first 15 songs to play (no cheating).

Let’s Do The Roda Shuffle!



Chris Pureka – Afterall


Joshua Radin – Still Spinning


Matt Nathanson – Come on Get Higher


Brandi Carlile – The Things I Regret


Indigo Girls – Ozilline


Dar Williams – The Christians and the Pagans


Melissa Ferrick – Home


Serena Ryder – Stompa


Wicked – Defying Gravity


Patty Griffin – When It Don’t Come Easy


Rachel Platten – Better Place


Chastity Brown – Drive Slow


Culture Club – Karma Chameleon


Coldplay – Yellow


There you have it!  A little Roda Shuffle!  These 15 songs say so much about my life… Funny how one song can bring so many memories and emotions flooding back.  Thanks Nel!  This was so much fun!

If you love music, feel free to enjoy this “Shuffle” Tag!

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You




Music is such an important part of my life.    I am unable to think of the last time I turned on the T.V. or even watched a movie, but the last song I listened to was “Sanctuary” by Carrie Newcomer, just moments ago…if I am awake, music is floating in the air.

I am the type of person that has playlists for everything: playlists for painting, gardening playlists, workout playlists…even playlists based on my moods. You name the event, and I probably have a playlist for it!   As I sit here, writing my blog posts, the lyrics from the song “Sanctuary” make me pause…  I have listened to this song 100 times and can sing every word, but today, it resonates with my heart and soul.

Granted, I am a bit of a mushy sap these last few days. Wifey and I celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary this Friday.  I feel blessed beyond words to celebrate this magical day with my best friend, my soulmate…my wife.

We all have a “Sanctuary” inside of us that is our “safe place”.  Many of us also have a special “Sanctuary” in nature, such as the forest or seashore, that bring us peace and grounding.  These places become temples for our heart and soul.  People can be a “Sanctuary” as well.  I know I feel most at peace when I have Wifey by my side.  She grounds me…

During life’s busy times, it is most important to find your “Sanctuary“.  Enjoy this precious time and the gift of renewal it will bestow…

I hope you enjoy “Sanctuary” by Carrie Newcomer.  She has an amazing, rich alto voice which is completely mesmerizing!

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…


4 Voices

I have had a passion for folk music, as long as I can remember.  Although I was born in the early 70s, I feel like my soul belongs to the 60s. Growing up, I was the kid listening to Joni Mitchell, Peter, Paul and Mary, Gordon Lightfoot (love you, Linda!) and Don McLean, to name a few.  Although, I love almost all types of music, folk music resonates with me, most of all.  They say, you are what you listen to! Continue reading “4 Voices”