monthly music

September 6, 2012


This month it's about finding a way to be daring. Since I'm not exactly wearing my confident "daring" pants at the moment I'm seeking calm-laden, soul-filling, peace-charged moments where I can seek out that person inside me. The one that just grabs hold of my life and drives me forward...dares me to be more...pushes me to the next level.

Music is a big part of what inspires me. All phases of my life have soundtracks that match my mood. Every once in a while I hear a song from my past and I am taken back to whatever feeling I was processing at the time, project I was working on, or place I was experiencing. Not necessarily through the lyrics, but the mood and emotion I feel through the music. When I find the right songs to listen to, I find my creativity elevates, my attention focused, and I dance through projects without effort. I love and crave that about music.

This month here are a few songs that I am feeling the mood of today. I think these few songs will get me to that "daring" place. The playlist starts out a little bit meditative, bleeds into powerhouse voices that feed my inner fire, shakes it up with bits of toe tapping, and then backs off into the basic melodies that relax my soul. The lyrical highlights are...

"Tomorrow mountains we will climb. tonight the stars and fire shines in our eyes. In the woods we're alive."
"...Darling if you answer, oh we'll wander, down the garden where it's cool." 
"...Don't let your soul lose control, let you roll down the mountain you climbed."

So, I hope you enjoy this month's 10 tracks. Have a listen and see if any of them resonate with you.


Daring September 2012
1. Fire By Night - Josh Garrels
2. Early in the Morning, I'll Come Calling - James Vincent McMorrow
3. Head or Your Heart - Mat Kearnty
4. Hey Lover - Keri Noble
5. Criminal - ZZ Ward
6. Stay - Sarah Bareilles
7. Oasis - Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
8. Home - Phillip Phillips (had to do it)
9. The Ladder - Andrew Belle
10. Oceans - Death and a Cure