(actually, you can download it HERE)
I have to admit that there’s not too much I understand about the blogging world, especially what goes on behind the scenes and, more important, how it goes on. I’m guessing that I tap into maybe 10 percent of my blogging opportunities here at WordPress and through my ISP, BlueHost. No matter, though. What I do works for me, and that’s all I really care about.
When I logged on this morning to write my entry, though, I noticed that in my “Incoming Links” section of my WordPress Dashboard, somebody by the name of Christine Kane had stopped by, or had been linked to me, or had somehow mysteriously become an incoming link, whether she or I had any knowledge of it. Curious, I clicked on the link to her site, and I was taken aback by what I had found.
Forever and a day, I’ve been posting about searching for that voice, that singer/songwriter who fits in my world of writing and artwork. I’ve mentioned Sheryl Crow and Tristan Prettyman, who are staples to my writing playlists. There’s also Alison Krauss and Susan Ashton. These are all extremely talented performers who have found a way to bring their views of the world alive through their lyrics and their music.
Today, I add Christine Kane to that list.
I downloaded her free song, “The Real World” (the link is at the top of this post), and was immediately swept away by the simplicity and the beauty of her lyrics and her voice. To me (and maybe this is just because, at my age, It’s important that the songs mean something to the person who wrote them), Christine really believes in what she sings. On her website, she writes this about “The Real World”:
“What I love about traveling by train is the feeling of being nowhere in particular. That nowhere place is, ironically, the most wild and fertile place. It’s the birthplace of songs and drawings and ideas and acceptance. I tried to capture that in this song. It’s called ‘The Real World.'”
Christine Kane’s joined my real world now, and I look forward to hearing more of her work in the future. Check out her tour schedule. If she’s near where you live, you might want to join her for what I am sure will be a night of good music.