Lots of deadlines around here these days, not to mention day-job report-writing insanity (which means my actual day-job WORK has to be done on nights and weekends, which does not make me a happy author). Anyway, thought I’d share some of the stuff I’ve been listening to as I work on edits on PIRATESHIP DOWN at night and with earbuds in all day long at the day job.
Leave a comment and tell me your current must-listen or which of these you like best. Don’t like music? I’d hate to imagine life without it, but I have friends who could care less, so that’s okay. Just say so. I’ll try not to judge or convert you 🙂
I’ve had a couple of losses to deal with lately, and this song (the lyrics, not the video) makes me cry. (Sorry.)
To balance it out, this one makes me laugh:
I just like this one a lot. It’s about a man who has to go into the far-northern Canadian mining town of Fermont in order to find work, and he’s hoping he’ll make it back to be with the person he loves. I read that the town of Fermont was NOT happy about him calling it “ces ville fantômes/Abandonnées au nord à l’ombre/Comme tant de promesses oubliées”–basically, “a ghost town in the northern shadows abandoned like forgotten promises.” He had to explain he meant the person, not the town.
And I’ll leave you with the “Cajun National Anthem,” an old song called “Jolie Blond,” which is where I got Jean Lafitte’s pet name for DJ. This is my favorite version by (of course) Zachary Richard.
What’s your favorite, or what are you listening to these days?