I wonder what songs or pieces of music you would choose to represent the soundtrack to your life? When I wrote my blog on “If music be the food of love …” I was thinking of the music and musicians in my books. I confess I have a ‘thing’ about men’s hands playing the piano, and that comes into Drumbeats, Walking in the Rain, Finding Jess and the new novel A Shape on the Air. In fact, Walking has a song title for each chapter which fits the plot but is also a kind of soundtrack to my own life. It was fun to look back at decades which were significant to me – my teenage years, my student years, first boyfriend and first serious relationship, getting married, having children. etc, etc. OK, what would my ultimate list be?
First boyfriend: I Wanna Hold Your Hand
Teenage years: Cryin’ (over you)
First serious relationship:: Dedicated (to the One I Love)
Student years: A Whiter Shade of Pale
Getting Married: The Things we do for Love
Breaking up: Everything I Own
Getting over it: I can see clearly now
Second family life: You lift me up
What are yours?
My friend Elaina James has a lovely blog in Mslexia about which she, in her own words, says:
“My blog series has focused on chasing your writing dreams, told from the perspective of a lyricist with stage fright. The final blog focuses on the unexpected chance to turn my words into an actual song with music.”
It’s a great blog series and I do recommend it for a good read. It’s at
and Elaina’s website is
Do check them out.