Yes, I’m planning to start a new book and that means time to cause my charge card to smoke in my wallet as I head out to amazon to download about 20 songs.
It would be more but I just bought an album by new country artist Maggie Rose titled Cut to Impress. I found her while watching the Country Network with her hit song, I ain’t your Mama. When I searched in youtube, I found other songs (and another name) and to my surprise I liked some of them better. My favorite is the gospel-esque Preacher’s Daughter (it’s been slowed down on the CD) and Wiskey and a Gun (renamed Looking Back Now on the CD–see authors aren’t the only one to change names). While I enjoy the entire album, I’ve also found myself drawn to Better and I Know Better Now.
Listening to her album, I realize that there are songs that never get airtime but appeal to me in some way or another. From Taylor Swift’s Red album, I love the duet, The Last Time. Hunter Hayes’s More Than I Should, and Green Day’s American Girl.
So am I know I’m missing potential favorites by just downloading a few songs but I have to start somewhere.
These are will soon be switched to my MP3 player:
Only the Good Die Young by Billy Joel
It’s Only a Paper Moon by Ella Fitzgerald
I Drive Your Truck by Lee Brice
Wake Me Up Before you Go-Go by Wham (I blame Glee for this)
Highway Don’t Care by Tim McGraw
Mama’s Broken Heart by Miranda Lambert
Only Prettier by Miranda Lambert
Downtown by Lady Antebellum (I will buy this album)
I Can Take It From There by Chris Young
Rebel Beat by Goo Goo Dolls
You Don’t Know Her Like I Do by Brantley Gilbert
I Will Wait by Mumford and Sons
God Love Her by Toby Keith
If You’re Going Through Hell by Rodney Atkins
Shuttin’ Detroit down by John Rich
Rich Girl by Hall and Oates
If You’re Never Gonna Move by Jessie Ware
River Deep, Mountain High by Ike and Tina Turner
As usual, it’s an eclectic mix of music. The truly weird thing is I don’t really hear the songs when I’m writing at least not consciously, but I do come out of my fugue state to realize I’m signing along. That’s multi-tasking, not crazy:-)