The Road to There

Pretty much anyone who listens to me in any forum for more than 10 minutes know I’m a huge music fan.  Music inspires nearly everything I do, especially writing.  I pull images from the melodies other people craft.  Sometimes, I lie on the floor of my room, staring at the ceiling and listening to an entire album, chasing down the ghosts in their words and my own.

It’s been a long time since a band hit me like Mumford and Sons, and I’m really looking forward to their new album.  I think there’s an understanding in their music, that sometimes it doesn’t matter if you know where you’re going, as long as you keep moving. It’s certainly a theme I’ve carried over into my recent work, and something that’s run through the heart of several of my favourite characters.  Keep moving.  Keep going.  Keep trying.  And so we do.

Music has taken me down all kinds of roads I never would have found otherwise, and I’ve never been anything but grateful for the trip.  I’d love to hear about some of your favourites, the songs or people who keep you moving down the road to there.  In the meantime, you can hear one of mine.

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One Response to “The Road to There”

  • Shannon M.

    Ugh, I keep trying to come up with something to say and it just keeps turning into an essay. Basically, I <3 music! and wish I could write the stories that certain songs conjure up in my head. Planetary GO!, for example, or the story that's outlined by Jake Owen's Alone With You.

    And now I'll go flail around in my own space to figure out what it is I want to say about music.

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