If you've read Crystal of Tears and were PAYING ATTENTION, I incorporate a lot of elements of string theory into the book. Do I do it like a particle physicist? No. Unfortunately, we can't all be Isaac Asimov. I have a BA in International Relations.
However, if you toggle over to my reading list you will see Brian Greene's The Elegant Universe. What a fabulous book on string theory for the layman (or woman). Long story short—sound, resonance, vibration, the divine om—play a big role in my research interests and my writing. As such, I thought it would be fitting to provide a list of some of my favorite tunes.
Music brings me joy, fills me up and makes me whole. I hope you enjoy the recommendations below.
"In essence, string theory describes space and time, matter and energy, gravity and light, indeed all of God's creation . . . as music."
~Roy H. Williams
So, I get confused these days when trying to fit everything I like into socially approved labels, so I'm just call this my chill list. I like to chill. It's where I live most of the time.
Upbeat, happy, chill.
Oh, Beck! If you don't like at least a few of Beck's songs you're probably a MAGA enthusiast (sorry, not sorry). Thanks Frank for giving this album to me in high school on cassette. Yes, as the disclaimer reads on the communication array, I am an elder millennial. I still remember cassettes.
This little French fry makes you want to dance in your chair a little, and if you understand the words, has an environmentally progressive message. What's not to like?
Want sexy with a little 80's throwback? This song's got it. Plus a little French, which makes my heart flutter. Also, if I had to pick a song for my partner, Alain, and I, this would be it.
So, we're still on the afternoon delight train. Get somma dat peanut butter chocolate cake with kool aid.
Good guitar, great vocals, and slightly spiritual.
Zero 7 will always be one of my favorite bands. This song in particular, always makes my heart throb.
Pretty sure this was a one-hit wonder, but a wonder nonetheless.
Reggae, stoner beats.
A little older. Brings back some memories of my Portland, OR college days. Still one of my faves.
OK. I'm going to try not to make this a college throwback list, but this one gets on because it's on my dance/cleaning playlist (if you don't have one of these, I highly recommend making one), and never gets old.
I know this one is about getting high (and I'm not talking about weed y'all), but I will always love Elliot Smith. Between the Bars, Good Will Hunting—makes me want a lobster role and an Irish Catholic on the side ;).
This list will grow and change and more lists will be added. The whole website is a work in progress. Thanks for your patience.