Monday Earworm: Dar Williams and Ani diFranco

Since I spent the weekend recovering from a little surgical procedure, this seemed like a good choice for today’s earworm.

To be fair, I eschewed the prescription painkillers for Tylenol (which was just fine for me in this case), and I’ve mostly just rested on the couch the last few days trying to get low-key stuff done, but I’ve wanted to throw this song up as an earworm for a while, so here we are.

I like Pink Floyd okay. I’m not a superfan as some are, but I respect and enjoy a lot of their music. I adore both Dar Williams and Ani diFranco, though, with the passion of a white-hot sun, and so when I ran across this rendition, it made this song so much more interesting for me.

Enjoy, from whatever restful perch you currently have. (And for what it’s worth, I’m still inhabiting mine, with mixed feelings.)

(Oh, and bear in mind that next month will be time for my annual 12 Days of Christmas Music series, so be sure to drop me a line if you have any suggestions. I mean, the Houston radio station that plays Christmas music started with it OVER A WEEK AGO SRSLY WTAF. But I digress.)

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Monday Earworm: Dar Williams (Again!)

Dar Williams is clawing me out of Hamilton‘s clutches, slowly. If you like this song, definitely seek out the studio version from the album The Green World, but please also do enjoy this high-energy performance of “Spring Street,” one of my favorite of her songs. You can hear the audience singing along. If I ever have the ability and nerve to sing onstage again, it might be this song.

Monday Earworm: Dar Williams (and February Events)

Hey, look! It’s an earworm for your Monday! Woot!

I’ve made a few forays outside of the Hamilton soundtrack lately, but my kids keep pulling me back to it. (I’m not complaining.) And lately I’ve been dipping a toe back into the music I listened to in my twenties. Dar Williams was — and remains — one of my favorite thoughtful singer/songwriters. Enjoy this sweet, intimate, informal rendition of her “When I Was A Boy.”

So what else is happening this fine February in Authorland? I have a couple of big and excellent events coming up and would love to see you there if you’re in the area.

Tuesday, February 19th, FIX Coffee Bar in Houston — I’ll be reading, along with Fady Joudah, at the Poetry FIX series hosted by Mike Alexander. Should be a super fun night!

Saturday, February 23rd, BrazCon in Manvel (very near Houston) — Imagine a cross between Comicpalooza and Teen Book Con, and you get BrazCon! Last year this was one of the best, most well organized events I attended, and I’m thrilled to have been asked back this year. Well worth the half-hour drive to get there! I’ll be on a panel about writing and ideas and such, as well as signing books most of the day.

More events are coming up in March in Houston and Austin; look for those details here soon, but you can always find them on my regular website which hosts my event calendar.

Want me to come visit your book club or writing group or Creative Writing class or favorite poetry and wine bar? Drop me a line and let’s work out the details!

12 Days of Christmas Music To Knock Your Socks Off (Day 9)

Happy Solstice, everyone! This entertaining song comes to us from Dar Williams, one of the best most-underrated singer/songwriters ever. Watch for more of her work in my earworm series in the new year.

And special thanks to my dear friend Amber who turned me onto her music in the first place.