Wednesday, May 24

The Music of Life ~@AuthorKristina Knight

Y'all know by now that music plays a big part in my life. We turn on a playlist or the radio in the morning and the music goes on all day. Some of that music makes it into playlists for my characters and books...some of it makes it on life's playlist and is turned to when setbacks occur, when amazingness happens, when we just need to cry or when no one is around to offer a hug...but there is a song that is as powerful as a hug.

Here are a few favorites:

FUN. carry on: There is something very uplifting about this song, and for me its all about one line: "when you're lost and alone or sinking like a stone...carry on". It is so hard, sometimes, to see the silver lining of whatever rain cloud we're under...but I have yet to walk under a rain cloud that didn't, at some point, have a silver lining. Give it a listen:



P!nk, just give me a reason: I adore duets - everything from Kenny & Dolly singing about islands to this one. I like the juxtaposition of one lover thinking it's over to the other trying to show how what they have isn't over at all. Here it is:



Brothers Osborne, stay a little longer: I've been on a serious Brothers Osborne kick lately. They are all over the playlists for my Slippery Rock books, and this particular song - no matter how often I hear it - I stop what I'm doing and sing along...



Do you have a favorite song lately? Share in the comments!

10 comments:

  1. I "accidentally" listened to an old Bette Midler / Wynonna Judd duet yesterday and ended up You-tubing it for close to an hour. I can't work with music on, but I sure can daydream with it!

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    1. yeah, music definitely feeds the daydream muse, doesn't it?

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  2. We just downloaded the Moana soundtrack, so we're back to being enchanted by that music!

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    1. bebe has that one - it gets played a LOT!

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  3. There is a torch singer in Indy named Shannon Forsell--her standards CD and the one she did with the Cool City band are so much fun and they'll brighten up any day. We listen to them all the time when we're out on the deck in the evening with a glass of wine. Just happy music.

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    1. thanks for the recommendation, Nan, I will see if I can YouTube her!

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  4. Lately, my ear worm has been Juice Newton's The Sweetest Thing.

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    1. I don't know that one, will have to check it out! But every now and then Angel in the Morning gets stuck in my head - and it just won't leave!

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  5. I'm so disappointed that Fun. has taken a very long break and not making new music. Their Some Nights CD which includes Carry On is one of my all-time favorites. I love the energy of lead singer Nate Ruess and there's just something about his voice. Kind of like how I felt about Rod Stewart back in the day :)

    Right now, I'm loving Train's Play That Song. Love, love it when it comes on the radio or you know, I turn my CD on.

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  6. I love this song, and many others from Pink. (Have you heard her duet with Kenny Chesney?) The Brothers Osborne are one of my favorites, too. But you've introduced me to Fun. Somehow I've missed them before. Thanks for bringing them to my attention!

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