Wednesday, August 8, 2012

songs + summer :: this week's rtw.

A little known fact: August is one of my favorite months. I didn't like it much as a kid (September, either. For shame), but now I do. It's peaceful. I associate it with vacation. I'm not *on* vacation, but I'm thinking of it, so that's... something.

In celebration of summer, I'm pulling myself out of Temporary Blog Obscurity to participate in this week's Road Trip Wednesday. If you want to join in, hop on over to YA Highway and check it out.

This week's topic: What music has been your summer soundtrack?

Well. Since June began with YET ANOTHER move (as you might recall), my first anthem of Summer 2012 was this:

why am i the one, by fun.


And then I went to camp where, as always, I fell in love with a handful of praise and worship songs that everybody and their mom already knew, but were mega-special and brand-new to me.

cannons, by phil wickham.

revelation song, by... whomever has the least-distracting video. phillips, craig & dean, it seems (baha. did not ever see myself listening to them, but, well, here i am).

Upon returning home, I dove back into the music I'd been getting into in the spring, and discovered that I'd been glossing over an incredible song for months without realizing it. Again, FOR SHAME.

soon or never, by punch brothers.

Which got me thinking about STORY again, and brought back to light all the music I've been using as inspiration for that for the past two years. One of the more recent highlights of which is:

the peace of wild things/dayblind, by crooked still.

Holy cow. I obviously have a thing for Aoife O'Donovan and Chris Thile.

You know how sometimes authors make playlists for their books that fans get all excited about? These last two songs. Yes. That. For me. If I ever have to make one. Someday.

Oh, and to tack on last week's topic, the best book I read in July was probably A MILLION SUNS, by Beth Revis. I enjoyed it a whole Goodreads star more than AtU. In case you were dying to know.

Happy August!