a quote from my favorite author

“The most solid advice, though, for a writer is this, I think: Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive, with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell, and when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.”

-William Saroyan, The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


New music.  I need new music.  I just don't have the time to invest in new music, like I used to.  I remember spending hours in my bedroom when I was younger, discovering, getting to know, falling in love with new music.  So often when I get the chance to listen to music, I just want to relive the old days as opposed to challenge my brain to learn new lyrics.  So, I sit at the kitchen counter, typing this slice, listening to the Bangles and the BoDeans instead of Bruno Mars.


  1. I loved the Bangles! It seemed like when my kids were small, I lost track of listening to my music. I try to listen to some of what my kids are listening to if for no other reason than to say stuff like, "Yunno, this song is a re-make. I remember when the original." And it's funny you bring up about the short slices. I was thinking the same thing myself.

  2. I also remember the Bangles - Walk Like an Egyptian is the song that pops into mind automatically. It is always fun to listen to music from before.

    I could also use some new music for my iPod.

  3. Do you check out the free downloads on itunes? I find lots of great new music that way--and also some I delete right way. I also "like" the page on facebook. Periodically, they will give you about 20 new songs.

    Authentic Records also does free downloads about once a week--my particular favorites there are the Nadas.

    Happy Listening!

  4. My favorite new music place lately has been Pandora. I have found so many new groups and songs...Unfortunately, I'm one of those people who are stuck in the '80s...

  5. I guess I'm in the dark ages, I don't know what to do with the ipod part of my phone. I tend to listen to the current hits. My husband is stuck on the oldies. Give the new stuff a try!

  6. Great slice - I've got to practice "less" too - especially if I'm going to participate in the March challenge. Thanks for the music in my head!

  7. I so know where you're coming from. I too would rather listen to the 80's than what's on the radio now. Nice slice.