Music that Moves my Feet

8 Sep
music that moves my feet

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this is a two-part blog post today- hope you all don’t mind! 

Today’s Blog-tember Challenge‘s prompt :

Music that moves you. Are you a Spotify addict or a Pandora guru? Tell us your favorite artists/stations!

this next bit is something i wrote last night… =) 

As I’m sitting here, I find my mind wandering to all the ‘could haves’, wishes and ‘if only’s ‘. Now I know as much as anyone that it’s no good going down that path. The best thing to do is get a hug. If you can’t get that, eat some ice cream. None in the house? Go to bed. 

hehe. But seriously, how often do our dreams change over the course of our lives? When I was younger, I wanted to be all sorts of things, a business woman (didn’t matter details…), a horse rider in the Olympics, work on a ranch and a writer. Interestingly enough, the one thing that has never changed has been writing. While I admit riding horses for a living would still be absolutely fantastic or being in the business world would do wonders for my wardrobe…. writing is what I’m actually decent at. Along the way I got distracted by early childhood education, culinary school and working to open my own bakery. But a few years later as I sit here alone with my sleeping dog at my feet, I realize writing is what I yearn to do.  So, all that to say that I can’t wait to get this blasted pain from shooting through my temples, into my eyes and down my neck so that I can start typing furiously away at the story that I am loving so far. I’ve found myself talking about my main character as if she were a real person and her story a real life journey. That’s a good thing, right? 

So, here’s to a rather large dose of tylenol, essenetial oils and remembering to put my glasses on. 


48 Responses to “Music that Moves my Feet”

  1. Rose L. at 8:47 pm #

    I am going to date myself an you probably have never heard of most of the singers/groups I listen to. My modern favorite is Josh Groban with his magical voice.
    I love to listen to John Denver, James Taylor, Chicago, Doobie Brothers; Crosby Still Nash & Young, Moody Blues, Carol King, Maria Muldaur, –just about all of the 60’s and 70’s.


    • booksnbakery at 8:59 pm #

      You will be surprised then, when i tell you i know -and listen to – almost all of who you mentioned!!! i’ll have to check out moody blues and maria muldair. although she does sound vaguely familiar. =)


  2. thebeautysection15 at 7:34 am #

    I love seeing what other peoples music types are! So fun! And believe me my dreams and goals for my life have definitely changed too. But that’s okay! 🙂
    Coming from The Peony Project!


  3. Lindsay at 8:02 pm #

    Fun post! I never see posts about music and I get excited when I come across them!


    • booksnbakery at 8:34 pm #

      i know, they are so rare!! when getting the links for the songs, i had to listen to the whole song every time because i just couldn’t skip them. heh. in other words, it took a really long time to finish….


  4. redheadloves at 8:12 pm #

    Ohh I haven’t heard of a lot of these! I’ll have to check them out! Thanks for sharing!


    • booksnbakery at 8:34 pm #

      absolutely!!! i’ve got the song from saawariya stuck in my head right now… =)


  5. Fiona Naughton at 12:05 am #

    Very eclectic music tastes! I have to admit that the only song/artist I’ve heard from your list is the Proclaimers, but then Scotland is right next to Ireland really 🙂

    Fiona @


  6. fridaywereinlove at 12:12 am #

    What a fun prompt! And seriously, I feel like my dreams are so different every couple months!


    • booksnbakery at 10:36 am #

      I know – i’m loving this challenge (even though i’m not doing it every day.)


  7. Jenna @ A Savory Feast at 5:58 am #

    I love the “I would walk 500 miles” song because of How I Met Your Mother! I recently saw it in a commercial and got all excited. It’s a catchy tune!


    • booksnbakery at 10:36 am #

      it is!!! i had never heard of it before my OH showed me the dr. who cast video of it. now it’s definitely one of my favorites!


  8. There are lots on here that I haven’t even checked out. Thanks for sharing. 🙂


  9. Amby Felix at 7:46 am #

    Awesome will check out! Thank you for sharing!!


  10. I love writing and would adore doing it for a living! One day maybe 🙂

    Katie ❤


    • booksnbakery at 10:37 am #

      I agree!!! I think that is where the ‘blocking of pinterest, fb and other such sites’ would be mandatory for certain times of the day though.. heh


  11. Rebekah Clarke at 7:57 am #

    Love Word Crimes! Good for you for coming back to your passion 🙂 I look forward to reading your book one day!


    • booksnbakery at 10:38 am #

      my other fave weird al song is white and nerdy. hehe. aw thanks!!! i can’t wait to either! =)


  12. Maryann Peik at 10:09 am #

    So fun! Great list. AGREE with the frozen song 😉


    • booksnbakery at 10:39 am #

      i think it’s funny that the most popular song is let it go when my favorites were Anna’s ‘do you wanna build a snowman’ and the ‘summer’ song… shrug. i go against the grain apparently..


  13. I looooovveee pandora! I can’t get enough! I love the “relaxation” station! 🙂


  14. JoAnn at 10:49 am #

    Word Crimes is pretty awesome! I will need to check out that Dr. Who remix of the Proclaimers song 🙂


  15. Alyssa at 10:59 am #

    I’ve never heard of the “coffee shop station” on pandora, I have to try it out… I’m a jack johnson girl too!!


  16. I am a fan of Spotify and even pay the extra premium charge each month. I love streaming music in my car and at work without commercials!


    • booksnbakery at 3:02 pm #

      i’ve never used spotify, pandora was ready on the tv so that ‘s what i used. heh. sigh – everything is better without commercials!


  17. teamwiking at 11:44 am #

    Great list, those songs totally get me moving too!


  18. L at 12:29 pm #

    Spotify preminum – love it have found so much music its crazy


  19. Camesha at 1:36 pm #

    Good for you. Writing is such a calling. You can’t run from it.

    You’re right what we want changes with each year on the calendar. I’ve found that who I wanted to be in my 20s is nothing like who I’m trying to become as a married mom of two. Dreams change. It’s good. 🙂


  20. Good luck on your writing. I love hearing how authors get themselves into their stories.


    • booksnbakery at 3:04 pm #

      thank you! I know, it’s always so interesting to hear the different things they do.. sometimes weird things though


  21. susiereece at 2:52 pm #

    Some people never find the thing that they are both good at and enjoy. You are more than “decent” at writing too by the way. You engaged your audience, connected, and made your point. Congrats on finding your joy I hope you can see wonderful things blossom from it.


    • booksnbakery at 3:05 pm #

      oh thank you so much. that’s so good to hear. =) i’m looking forward to going to Powell’s bookstore and getting the books i need in order to do the research for my story! let the fun begin!!


      • susiereece at 3:05 pm #

        Oh the joys of research!! Haha! Good luck and happy writing.


  22. mishka824m at 9:59 pm #

    I love any kind of music that makes me wanna dance! And I love that whole Weird Al album. 🙂


  23. Jordan at 10:32 am #

    Such a wide range of music! How fun!


  24. Raewyn at 3:46 pm #

    I love your variety of music!! The “I Would Walk 500 Miles” is one of my favorites!!


  25. Freely Fatima at 7:51 pm #

    I love jazz as well. I really appreciate your music style choice!


  26. Trish at 10:03 pm #

    I love that you like such a wide variety of music. I have really eclectic taste too 🙂


    • booksnbakery at 4:06 pm #

      listening to the same old thing gets boring! =) Right now i’m listening to The Tchaikovsky station on pandora. so soothing and beautiful


  27. Pandora is my jam! I’ve yet to try spotify!


    • booksnbakery at 2:16 pm #

      me too, i know so little about spotify…. and there’s always pinterest to keep me from learning something new…


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