Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Tunesday Tuesday Week 7: Pity Party Song

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We all need a little music in our lives. A good song can answer a question, soothe the soul and provide an escape. It can recall a memory in the most vivid detail and evoke the most intense feelings.

 “Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common.” -Sarah Dessen

We created Tunesday Tuesday to do just that, bring people together through music.

Every Monday night at 9pm the link up will go live at The Patchwork Paisley, Drinking the Whole Bottle, Momma Candy, and MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter. We will designate a theme, and hope that you will share a song that embodies said theme for you. Post the video for the song, an audio clip, the lyrics- however you want to do it. Then, write a little something about why this song captures the week's theme and link up your post here with us! 

Visit your hosts after 9pm (EST) on Monday nights
 to find out what the theme is for the week!

Rules?
It would be awesome if you would follow your lovely hostesses (links below,) but other than that- let's have fun with this! Know a fellow music lover who should get in on the party? Let them know about it! Want to share your groove with the world? Tweet it should you feel so inclined. Want to grab a button? Go for it. It's really pretty and you'll find it down below.
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This Week's

In the words of Elton John, "a sad song says so much."

What song do you play when you want to wallow in your sadness?

Is there a song that can bring you to tears?


**Don't forget to link up your post below & visit some participants to see what they're jamming out to!**


Can't stick around for this week's party?? 
Next week's theme will be...
Your Wedding Song
Not married?  No special someone?
 Make it a song for your hunny or share the song you'd love to play at your wedding one day!


In May of 2004 I found myself at a turning point. I had just reluctantly graduated from college but found myself feeling unfinished. I desperately wanted 2 more years at Mason Gross (School of the Arts @ Rutgers.) A lack of confidence kept me from applying straight out of high school and the experience I gained after finally transferring and being accepted junior year, was just enough to wet my appetite. College was over, it was time to move on and I wanted to do something different.

 I didn't want to spend the summer, a summer that somehow felt the need to be pivotal, in the same place with the same people. This year would be different.

I came across this opportunity in the form of Hidden Valley Camp in a town called Freedom, Maine. It was as perfect as it sounds. 

Sight unseen, I applied and got a job as a counselor. I spent a beautiful summer in a state that absolutely stole my heart, with some of the most creative and talented people from all . over the world. My days were full of arts and craft, fort building, glass beads and woodshop while nights were lit by fireflies and campfires- a cold beer in hand and the accompaniment of  acoustic guitars, fiddles and flutes. I laugh out loud at the stereotype, but it's dead on and a pretty awesome experience.  

Photo taken by my amazingly talented friend, Leda Mast.
Check out her Facebook page here: Leda Mast Photography

Anyway, the soundtrack of this summer was Nickel Creek and I vividly remember nights in the bottom bunk, maybe a little bit home sick despite the splendor of summer camp, falling asleep to the sounds of their strings and sweet voices. One song in particular always stood out to me. It brings me to tears every time I hear it after time has passed and is the perfect song to play when I'm wallowing a bit. 

Sometimes you just need a song to commiserate...





Hope you'll stop by some of the links below to check out what some other awesome bloggers are listening to this week!


4 comments:

  1. summer camp is awesome. we didn't work at a sleep away camp but mike introduced me to Willow Lake Day Camp in NJ and I loved it.

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  2. And this is why I love this link up! I can almost feel your story after reading it and listening to the song.

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  3. I had never heard this song, but can completely see why you picked it! I loved it, and could just picture your story as I listened!

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