I Use Music

In these times when the world is a mess, when I’m hardly able to write, when I can’t make daily trips to the ocean to get my world back in order and I’m not even painting much, the one thing I can still depend on is music.

Whether I need peace, need simple pleasure, need to wallow in self-pity, or need to boot my butt out of the chair and away from the computer, I can depend on music to do the job for me.

And I’m forever grateful to a wide range of artists–people, simple humans I have never met–who somehow manage to touch my soul.

Among a very long list of favorites are The Pentatonix, Il Divo, Streisand, Adele, Jennifer Nettles, Lady Gaga, Pink, Carole King, Bee Gees, Roberta Flack, Johnny Reid and many more.

Some of my favorite songs are: Hallelujah, Imagine, Believe, Stay, Hello, Shallow, Bohemian Rhapsody, Mary Did You Know, Stairway to Heaven, White Rabbit, Simply The Best, You’ve Got A Friend, I Can See Clearly Now, Say Something, We Are The World… I could go on and on

How about you? Is music something you use to change your mood, get you through hard times, or stimulate your creativity?

19 Comments Add yours

  1. jenanita01 says:

    Music has always been my friend, through good times and the bad. I swear it’s the reason I am still a little sane!

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  2. I grew up with seventies music and still love today. About twenty years ago, I discovered Spanish guitar and classical guitar. I like how words don’t get in my writing thoughts. I truly appreciate the intricacies of the music. It’s my go to.

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    1. Kathryn Jane says:

      I was a teenager in the early seventies, so it my favorite too!

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  3. Hey, Kathryn. Love this graphic. How creative. We have swallows lined up on our power lines. I’ll never look at them exactly the same. Love your music choices. Love, love, love Hallelujah! Stirs the soul for sure. I find it interesting how a particular song can whisk you back in time to a special feeling, location, people. It’s so powerful. I’ve shared. 🙂

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    1. Kathryn Jane says:

      I agree! I love the way songs can take my back to my youth especially 😉

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  4. Esther Chase says:

    Music is a wonderful way for me to hit the reset button on myself. I like Hallelujah, too!

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    1. Kathryn Jane says:

      Thanks, Marsha! The graphic is a free one from Canva 😀

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    2. Kathryn Jane says:

      It’s a fantastic song 🙂

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  5. Sharon Wray says:

    Music is always on in my house and my kids can tell my mood the moment they come home because they know which songs I listen to when I’m happy and the music I listen to when I’m not. But I found the fastest way to get out of a bad mood is through my favorite music!

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    1. Kathryn Jane says:

      Absolutely! I’ve even made a playlist that starts out with the dark and sad tunes but gradually moves to the lighter stuff for when I need to “gently” drag myself out of a mood. 😉

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  6. Reblogged this on Jacquie Biggar-USA Today Best-selling author and commented:

    Kathryn Jane​ shares her love of #music on the Word by Word​ #blog. Stop by and share your favorite songs/artists, we’d love to hear from you.

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  7. I love your choices, Kathryn. I would add storyteller singers such as Gordon Lightfoot and Tim McGraw.
    Here’s The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald- https://youtu.be/hgI8bta-7aw

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  8. I love classical music and enjoy singing Messiah every Christmas. I don’t know about this year though!

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    1. I’d love to hear you, Miriam. You should get someone to record it and then do a blog post 🙂

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      1. I have some recordings, Jacquie, but not videos though. I may do something when the pandemic is over. Thank you for your suggestion. 🙂

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  9. I like music for all things. I have it on when I write, when I work, when I cook. Whether I use it as background noise or for pleasure, my radio is almost always on.

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    1. DH is like that, too. Good thing I like his taste in music! lol

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