A to Z Challenge

Great Music and Lyrics #AtoZChallenge

J is for James Blunt and Josh Groban

As I mentioned in my theme-reveal post, this month will be all about music and how it inspires my writing.

Ah, more music from my turbulent teenage years. Though the music transcended that and has stayed with me 😉

James Blunt came to my attention with songs like “You’re Beautiful” and “Goodbye My Lover”. I have many favourites from this artist. Though a lot of people say he can’t sing, boo-hoo, have you heard the lyrics? His songs make it onto all of my various playlists (drafting, rewriting, editing, non-fiction) and onto the playlists I create for my characters.

Favourite album: “Back to Bedlam” Favourite songs: “High” and “Same Mistake

Josh Groban. That voice! A lot of people got onto the “Grobanite wagon” (fans of Josh call themselves Grobanites) when “You Raise Me Up” came out and then forgot about him. He has a lot of great songs. The music… Just listen to the various instruments in “In Her Eyes” for a feel of drama and emotion (along with the lyrics and the voice). I have his music on my DPOV (deep point of view) writing playlists.

Favourite album: “Awake” Favourite song: “You Are Loved (Don’t Give Up)

Word of the day: jam session

According to Collins English dictionary: jam session n slang an unrehearsed or improvised jazz or rock performance

Mm… I’ve heard it used for all kinds of music, but whatever. Depending on my mood, I’ll jam with either of these two J’s.

Do you like James Blunt and Josh Groban? Do you have a favourite music group/artist that starts with a “J”?

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4 thoughts on “Great Music and Lyrics #AtoZChallenge”

  1. My friend Winter introduced me to Imagine Dragons last year and James Blunt too. Second Life is a virtual world where people can do whatever they want. One night Amber in Australia, Winter in Connecticut (eastern USA) and myself in Arizona (southwest USA) were swapping you-tube links. Those are their SL names. Even though we were spread across half the world, we were listening to the same music at the same time as we introduced each other to our favorite musicians. It was epic fun. Winter and I do an erratic music blog together now with my SL self Kayla.

  2. Ronel,

    I do a lot of jamming with Monday’s Mewsic Moves Me gang each week. I do enjoy Josh Groban and I appreciated the intro to James Blunt. I think I’ve heard of him before but I can’t swear that I’ve heard his mewsic before now, though. The first band that comes to mind is Jefferson Starship. Thanks for stopping by to visit my Little Mermaid art sketch series with Flotsom & JETSOM !

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