cocktail of life

right now, it’s amazing, how great life is. I don’t know why, but all the pieces are fitting. I’ve got so many pans in the fire, but things are working.

I spent a week in Manhattan, pretty much on times square. I was working 12-14 hours every day. Then I would stagger out to find something to eat and write a little bit.

Every day I felt grateful. I felt like I was blessed. I am in LOVE with the man I”m with, and he’s in love with me. I’m working hard at work, which is actually a good thing. I can’t stand not to have a challenge. I have some good friends who are great to me. My creativity is very high right now, my writing is pouring out. My home is so comfortable, but I’m working on a bunch of improvement projects there too.

How great is this? Why all of a sudden? Maybe it’s spring. I hope this feeling stays. It feels like a good balance…Like riding a bike fast on a flat stretch. Maybe it’s what it feels like to fly.

Happy Sunday, everyone!

Maroon 5

Songs About Jane-this album is kicking asses all over the planet. I guess the single “Harder to Breathe” was out a awhile before “This Love” hit. It was the second song, though, that grabbed me and would not let me go. What a great song!

The melody was catchy and did unexpected things. Once I stopped to listen, I was like…”Oh yeah! That’s Steve Wonder singing through the mouth of a 20-something white kid! Alright! We needed some new Stevie sound!”

The whole album really is worth listening too. It’s a rock/funk mix…Runk?

THe other thing that makes it stand out as something to pay attention to is that all the songs are about this guy’s relationship with this girl (Hey…What was the title again…”Songs about Jane”? OH!)

Giving the album one theme makes it exponentially more interesting. Especially since it’s such a soap opera relationship. The lyrics are crafty and subtle enough

“This is not goodbye she said
It is just time for me to rest my head
She does not walk she runs instead
Down these jagged streets and into my bed”

The majority of the album is not the powerhouse of the first two songs, but really, you couldn’t sustain that kind of energy. It relaxes into a more mellow soulful sound. That’s when the lyrics and the theme keep my interest high.

It’s their debut album (if you don’t count that one back in high school under a different name). I have hopes for the next one. This one is my new band to watch.