Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sitting at the sidebar

It's been a long time since I've posted something at the sidebar, a long time since I even listened to the music I love. It's been a long time since I've done a lot of things that please me, or inspire me, or ignite a fire or even a flame. But regardless of the wrong choices I've made, being so far from my own joy was something too unfamiliar, so I spent time tracking it down, finding, then reclaiming it.

Today, someone who knows me well said, "Katie, you're back." And he's right.

Lately I've been thinking about how we all have songs or albums that remind us of specific times in our lives, and since this time has been so filled with change, not just in regards to where I live or who I love, but deep down-to-the-bone change, I thought it a good idea to find new music to play in my new background. Music I've never heard before, music that reminds me of nothing else and of no one. Something clean like freshly printed paper, just itching for a pen and a new story.

So here it is, Chanda Mama, the first song on my new soundtrack, from an album fittingly titled, Playing For Change.

Click the music player up top and to the right of this post. I can only hope you'll be as joyful listening to it as I am, and if you also feel something that resembles a return to yourself, well then, even better.


padiwack said...


e.gajd said...

Katie, this is simply quite amazing! Indian music with an accordian?!
Loved it! Thanks,

itzktb said...

e--actually, it's not Indian music OR accordion music... it's both, and also Israeli, Spanish and more. Click here and scroll down to "Origin" for a description. Glad you like it.