New year, new songs

It’s that time again. Reality time. Sigh. Break is always so fast. But I am happy to see YOU, blog readers!

I did get to do a lot of research and writing while not bending my brain with teaching, so New Book is on its way! I also did some iMix-making for my novel BEAUTIFUL MUSIC FOR UGLY CHILDREN (basic plot: guy wants to be a radio dj. Paige and John are support system. Guy is complicated. Life is complicated. Both hilarity and horror ensue). The mixes are songs the characters like and songs Gabe would play for them on his show. The first mix is the show Gabe puts together for his big competition, when he tries to win a job.

My favorite new song this year (in the 5 days we’ve had a “this year”) is “Home,” Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, but it’s followed very closely by Brother Ali‘s “Fresh Air” and Cage the Elephant‘s “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked.” (And you can draw on their web site!) Though Brother Ali got left out somehow, the other 3 are in Paige and John’s iMixes.

2010 . . . here we go. Yay for all the new writerly things to learn, all the book friends to make, and all the words to rearrange. Bring it on!

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