Storyland Song of the Week December 26, 2016

We all dream if taking the hand of that special someone and sneaking away for an afternoon that lasts a lifetime. This is the soundtrack for that.

As always the album cover takes you to iTunes for a sample or purchase.

  Steal You Away

Happy Listening!

Storyland Song of the Week December 19, 2016

If you could capture a dream in music it would sound like this week’s featured song.  To me, it is the dream that says love found can never be lost because, for better or worse, it lives on in every single heartbeat, and breath we take until we are no more.
That’s good and that’s bad, but that’s like most things isn’t?  It’s all in how you spin it.
This week’s Song of The Week is Here with Me, by Susie Suh and  Robot Koch, and as always a click on the album will take you to iTunes to listen or purchase.

Here with Me - Single, Susie SuhHere with Me

 

 

 

 

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Storyland Song of the Week December 12, 2016

There are some songs that always make you feel good.  It’s not the same song for everyone, no, but everyone has one just the same. This week’s song makes me want to dance, or spin in a circle as I laugh somewhat maniacally.  It makes me want to sit down and smoke and do shots.  It makes me want to get on a boat and drive fast, letting the wind blow through my hair.

To me, it perfectly sums up the 1980’s.  Feel good, party down, and remember something is actually happening around you, so when you sober up, pay attention, because  Everybody Wants to Rule the World.

As always the cover will link you to iTunes for a sample or a purchase.

Songs from the Big Chair, Tears for Fears Everybody Wants to Rule the World

Storyland Song of the Week December 6, 2016

Ever wake up with a song playing in your head already?  Or be driving along and flip the radio on only to find the song you were keeping time with in your head is playing?

It’s already been that kind of day for me.  This is what I can’t get out of my head.

25, Adele  Water Under The Bridge

Storyland Song Rec- Week of December 1, 2016

I am a huge fan of synchronicity, and the idea that everything is connected. I find it as unsettling as I do reassuring, and live somewhere in the gray where these two emotional states exist in the heart of me.

One step this way, and I could experience something completely new.

One step the other, way and I could experience comfort and warmth.

Stand with my feet far enough apart, and I could experience something completely new, while feeling safe and comfortable.

A warning for those of you at home: Of course, that is also how people break themselves, and I suspect that notion of perfection is one that cannot truly be attained on this plane of existence because it sounds like Heaven, and therefore, is likely found there, which is not here.

I have been struggling a bit this past week.  First, it was some kind of bug that sapped my energy while refusing to fully manifest as anything other than an annoying cough.  Then, it was holiday planning, all to be rounded out with a tiny bout of depression, which is something I deal with more often than I would like.  Of course, if depression were like a dental appointment you could just keep putting it off, which is probably why they don’t leave us in charge of those kinds of things.

I am in the midst of building something here.  To do that I must tend it regularly, and being down, and feeling less than creatively inspired makes it hard to do this, and if I stop and break my momentum, that can make it nearly impossible.

Variations of that flavor filled the windshield of my mind as I tried to think of a song to share with you for this week’s Storyland Song Rec.  I came up with nothing.  Nada.  Zip.  So, I closed my, eyes and randomly picked a song to share this week.

I laughed out loud when I saw it, and I remembered that all things are connected, and synchronicity is all around us, waiting to connect us to the things we need to experience.

It’s strange that this song is even in my iTunes.  It’s old, it’s from a genre I haven’t spent any serious time with in several decades, but it beat its way in partially based on proximity repetition, and because when I closed my eyes, and looked into the world where we left Mads and Malik, this is what wafted out to me on a sweet night breeze, from a world with a purple sun.

If you have read my Dreams Series, you know what I am talking about, and if you haven’t, yeah, that was kind of a spoiler.  Nothing too telling though, and it’s not too late! In fact, just cause I’m juiced on synchronicity, if you email me at jabrownstoryteller@gmail.com with the title SYNCHRONICITY within 24 hours of me publishing this piece, I will send you the first book of the series FREE.  (Please include desired file format in body of email.) I will time stamp the email at the bottom before I hit POST to make sure there is no confusion from delays in updates with social media or WP.

Additionally, I will say here that, at this time (subject to change as this is a WIP), Wasted Days and Wasted Nights is the name of Mosaic, Dreams Series Book 4’s first chapter, and it will bring us into Mads world full throttle(ing).  There will be more on that later, tidbits and exciting things to share as we move toward the launch of this exciting new story in the Dreams Series.

For now, when I closed my eyes, and randomly picked a song to break this silence, the universe took that chance to reminded me that I need to keep it together and keep writing, by choosing this one.  It was like I hug.

I looked up the story on Wikipedia before I wrote this, and found Freddy himself was on the verge of making his dreams come true when he first recorded this song in 1959, but his career had a setback, and it took him nearly fifteen years to circle back, and grab this chart topper one more time.

So, with no further ado, me, and synchronicity bring you this week’s Storyland Song Rec- Freddy Fender’s Wasted Days and Wasted Nights, a song we almost missed out on hearing, but that eventually paid off in certified gold for selling a million units.

As always, the cover takes you to iTunes for a sample or a purchase.

freddy  Wasted Days and Wasted Nights

 

Happy Listening! (12/1/16 @18:48)

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Storyland Song of the Week November 21, 2016

I heard this week’s artist for the first time when their hit song Sex is On Fire was hot on the radio.  It was a catchy tune, and I played it, and it played out rather quickly for me.  No disrespect intended, just that for me some music burns through quicker than others.

I did not truly appreciate this group until I caught them on SNL performing songs from Mechanical Bull, their LP release from 2014.  Watching them sing Beautiful War and Temple, mesmerized me.  It was the lyrics and it was the music, but mostly it was the passion.  Even through the TV I could feel them, so, because I like to support artists I immediately ordered their album, and put it on replay.

I wrote to Beautiful War, a story of a love that was destined to ultimately fail, but that reminded us that’s it the journey and not the destination.  I identified with Temple, and every crappy romantic decision I had ever made, but had never been able to express so articulately. However,  I finished falling in love when I heard Comeback Story.  “I walked a mile in your shoes, and now I’m a mile away, and I’ve got your shoes.”

It reminded me of sweet man I hardly knew who once upon a time took me to breakfast after working the night shift, and who charmingly told me he had stolen my shoes, and now he could do anything he wanted with them.  Maybe he shares a muse with the Kings. I hope my shoes took him someplace good.  Somewhere over the rainbow even.

The Kings of Leon released their latest album WALLS on October 13, and I have been listening to it pretty regularly since then. I like them all, but my favorite is the title track.  Check out WALLS, from the Kings of Leon. As always the cover will link to iTune for a sample or a purchase.

kings-if-leon-walls  WALLS

 

 

 

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