Daily Archives: April 10, 2012
A disclaimer. Some of the songs posted will have naughty language. Some will be terrible in your opinion. Some will be terrible in my opinion. Watch the linked video(s) at your own risk.
That said, if you have ever wondered what sort of songs are punctuating scenes in my head, come back every Tuesday to find out.
A break from the typical blah blah blah of my writing blog, I am going to take a break every Tuesday to give you a peek at the eclectic (okay, WEIRD) soundtrack that fuels my novels. Hopefully, this sort of feature doesn’t detract from the focus of the blog – but I figure that since music is integral to my work, why not share it?
Enough of that. Moving on…
This week, the premiere post, features Beth Hart. She is definitely not for everyone, between the slightly ‘goat-like’ quality some people ascribe to her voice and the subject matter of her songs. Thankfully, she is absolutely for me. My best friend introduced me to her back in 2005 when her DVD “Live at the Paradiso!” came out (which I immediately ran out and bought) and she’s been in my playlist ever since.
There is a raw, passionate, intensity about her performances. She is the type of singer who truly deserves the title “artist”. She is not just making pretty sounds to some pre-recorded pop-cloned-tune. Beth is the music. When she is playing the piano, she and the instrument seem to become one undulating beast of emotion. Cannot help but write well with this degree of talent and energy behind you!