One of these days I’ll get back to composing these pieces on time. This week, I blame the cold/allergies combo that’s wreaking havoc on my body.
Kate says: opportunity.
Music makes me happy. I enjoy singing (though I don’t claim to be good at this), dancing (don’t claim to be good at that, either), and watching people who can rock out on instruments do their thing. I’d like to learn to play the violin, banjo, or drums; maybe all three, just for the fun of it.
The music we like reveals a lot about us. Melody and harmony help us to express emotions and thoughts we otherwise couldn’t. Or wouldn’t. So because I am severely lacking in wordsmithing ability today (too much Nyquil flowing in my system, I guess), I take the opportunity to share with you some of the songs I return to again and again.
I know. It’s a cliche. This genuinely my favorite hymn. And it doesn’t get better than this version.
Rock of Ages
Another hymn. Fantastic version.
Love Like This
My own singing voice is low and raspy, so I can’t not love Lauren Daigle. Plus this song…it puts words to an emotion I often feel, but cannot describe.
You’re the Only One
It’s Clapton shredding the guitar. I am never not here for that.
Please Mister Postman
Asking me to choose a favorite Beatles song is…it’s impossible. But I’ve been very into this early cover lately.
One after 909
A bluesy, honky-tonk song, written during the early Lennon-McCartney years but not recorded until the tempestuous Get Back sessions. They sound like they’re having a good time here.
McCartney, post-Beatles. Just a fun song.
What is This Category?
Recently I’ve gotten into some indie, folksy stuff. Spotify doesn’t know what to do with me. The algorithms ping around from Metallica playing with the San Francisco Symphony, to Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus to psychedelic rock and then to this. I don’t know what to say, other than that I just like it.
Finally, the Introvert’s Anthem
Tell me, what kind of music do you like?
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