- So. I don’t know if you heard…but Andi and I have brought Estella’s Revenge back from the dead and gave her a new name, and a new purpose. The Estella Society will launch in a few weeks and we need your help! Visit our first post for more info, put on your thinking caps, and help us make TES as amazing as it can be.
- Our (Andi and my) readalong of North and South has pretty much started. I know people who are already reading! Our first discussion isn’t until August 6th, so you have time to join in. In fact, here is the schedule again:
Go to the official sign up post to join in, if you haven’t already. There will be prizes! Pretty great ones too, so don’t miss out!
- You guys, I have been a music listening fiend lately! Let me apologize now; I tried, but I couldn’t leave one of these songs out! I discovered quite a few things I want to share with you! I really REALLY got around on Pandora last week. At one point I was even listening to bluegrass and blues. I don’t know what’s come over me! Well, yes I do. I have a co-worker who always has this 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s Top 40 station playing. If I hear Satisfaction by the Rolling Stones or I Wear My Sunglasses At Night by whoever that was, I may just scream. I listen to Pandora to keep my sanity.
Speaking of bluegrass/country-ish-ness, I discovered The Wailin’ Jennys and I’m really taken with their sound. Who’da thunk.
My weekly dose of The Civil Wars for you:
This is old. I know this. However, I JUST discovered it and I can’t get enough of it. I’m thinking I need to listen to more Sara Bareilles. Her voice is so beautiful.
I found this on my new blues channel. Lawd.
And this? This just blows my mind.
Returning to this Classical Crossover I’ve been listening to SO MUCH, here are a few more bands to peruse:
Oh my gosh, this is a lot of fun:
Unsurprisingly, I like Coldplay better when played by a string quartet…
This is for Jill: David Garrett, the beautiful German violinist.
At the suggestion from a commenter, I created my own Classical Crossover YouTube Playlist. Here it is if you want to check it out. I expect I’ll be adding lots of videos to it. I’m also seriously entertaining the idea of just making a music day here, maybe twice a month. With the addition of Estella to my to do list now, it would be nice to have a day to post about music adventures. Would you like to share in this journey with me?