The Breakdown of Breakup

The Breakdown of a Breakup Songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Terry Radigan’s new album set for release on February 14, is being marketed as an “anti-Valentine’s Day” record because it chronicles the singer’s own journey after her twenty-year marriage came to an abrupt end. Radigan says that writing these songs was the way she got through her breakup.

The Breakdown of a Breakup is a roller-coaster of emotions; “The Truth” uncovers all the little lies you tell yourself when you don’t want to believe what is really happening; “Mistake” is the anger when the truth is finally uncovered and “Emily”  is dedicated to the other woman. Radigan does emerge through the pain to empowerment and moving on.

Offering a mix of musical styles … a Shawn Colvin/Aimee Mann/Pink Martini/Carole King-esque mixture … there were some tracks that appealed to me more than others. My favorite, “Not Giving Up on Love” appealed to my musical style as well as the optimist romantic. The lyrics too …

And I will fall again when I’m steady
Give it all again when I’m ready
And this wall I’ve built to keep me safe
Is coming down, I’m gonna tear it down

Curious? Well, great news … I have two albums to giveaway …

The Giveaway

I know entering blog giveaways can get complicated so I’m keeping this one real simple. To enter for a chance to win a copy of Radigan’s album (either as a CD or as a download), just leave a comment on this post about how you’re marking Valentine’s Day this year. Celebrating the day is fine. Ignoring it is fine, too – no judgments here. It’s about sharing what’s working for you because you might help someone else.

The Fine Print

Giveaway closes at midnight, Mountain Time on Friday February 17, 2012.

Two winners will be selected at random.

I have the right to delete comments I consider to be spam, abusive or off-topic.

Winners must respond within 24 hours of my notification email and must have a U.S. mailing address to receive a CD.


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  • April

    I celebrate Self-LoVe Day instead!

  • KimmerWI

    I’ll focus on my kids….the true loves of my life.

    • Mandy Walker

      And I’m sure they’ll love the attention. Enjoy!

  • Kdrush02

    Today I am of the mindset that Valentine’s Day is not just for couples!  I took a little extra time before work this morning to go the extra glam, and make myself feel beautiful.  One of my colleagues even asked who I had a hot date with.  My response?  Myself! :)

    • Mandy Walker

      Excellent! I know what you mean … taking a little more time so you like the way you look, makes a difference to your whole demeanor. Enjoy!

  • Marjorie

    My Deliberate Intention today (but should be everyday) is to do and speak from a place of love, even with my ex. :)

    • Mandy Walker

      Marjorie – given what you’ve been through, speaking from love to your ex is very admirable. I hope you get to wrap your arms around your daughter and feel the love.

  • Marci

    We went to dinner out and then watched a movie (The Help) at home

    • Mandy Walker

      @Marci – dinner and a movie always works … loved Viola Davis in The Help. I hope she wins an Oscar.