As hard as I’ve tried to get back into writing fiction – taking a class from the Las Vegas chapter of RWA and reading No Plot, No Problem – to motivate myself to join NaNoWriMo for the month of November, I just can’t do it. I’m too far gone when it comes to music these days and I’m dreaming of upgrading my studio.
One of my buddies, Kathy Holmes, shares my hunger for lush tunes. Her most recent book, The Tom Jones Club, features a cabaret singer which reminded me of Jeff Beck’s recent collaboration with Imelda May. To finish up our show, I have cued up a recent video of one of my very favorite guitar heroes and the delicious Imelda, with a song guaranteed to give you chills.
Imelda May – Walking in the Sand:
This definitely gives me the chills and speaks to my own blues singing soul, something I’d thought was my first love. But life has taught me that, instead of performing on a real live stage, I perform vicariously through the characters in my novels. No wonder so many of them are wannabe performers.
Here’s another one from Imelda May – Big Bad Handsome Man:
This led me to discovering The Mother Truckers – name alone cracks me up, and the title, oh yeah!
The Mother Truckers – Love Me Like a Man:
Here are some other fabulously lush women singers I discovered Saturday night:
Devil Doll – The One Who Got Away:
Eilen Jewel – Sea of Tears:
Missy Higgins – This is How it Goes:
Mink Stole – Sometimes I Wish I Had a Gun:
Ingrid Lucia – Sunny Afternoon:
Kim Lenz – He’s All Mine:
Gina Sicilia – Don’t Wanna be no Mother; Don’t Wanna Be no Wife:
And one more cuz I scared myself writing my suspense manuscript:
Katie Melua – Scary Films:
A huge thanks to Chiron for introducing me to this fabulous music and for the mention of Lucky and The Tom Jones Club. I hope you’ve all discovered something new, as well.