A Song and a Story: “Unworthy” #AtoZChallenge


I’d like to introduce you to today’s song by Cheryl Wheeler, but I feel that I am

Unworthy

I’ve struggled with depression and anxiety my entire life. My mid-twenties were a particularly difficult time. I graduated college, left an unsatisfying job, and moved to another city but didn’t know what to do next.  The pressure to “grow up,” get a good job, fall in love, and settle down was real.  Yet, I also hadn’t confronted the struggles of my childhood or come to terms with who I really was.  I felt like I needed to get myself “out there” professionally and socially, when all I really wanted to do was be alone.

Around this time, I attended a lot of folk festivals.  The bill almost always included singer-songwriter Cheryl Wheeler.  Wheeler can be fantastically cranky while performing and clarifyingly direct in her lyrics (listen to “If It Were Up to Me” for a great example). When I heard the song “Unworthy,” although it is comical, it really spoke to my anguish. The lyric “no matter what I’m doing, I should certainly be doing something else” spoke to me. I can’t say that this song saved my life, but it did give me a laugh, and nudge me in the right direction.


2019 Blogging A to Z Challenge – A Song and a Story

A: Always on My Mind
B: Baby Come Back and Baker Street
C: Cheek to Cheek
D: Don’t Worry, Be Happy and Doctor Jones
E: Everyday Sunshine
F: Fly Me to the Moon
G: Ghost Town
H: Hobo Humpin’ Slobo Babe
I: If I Were John Carpenter
J: Jungle Strut and Justified & Ancient
K: Kiss
L: Loaded
M: Marble Halls and My Moon, My Man
N: New York, New York
O: Oliver’s Army
P: The Parting Glass
Q: Qué Onda Guero
R: Rave On
S: The Servant Song
T: Thing of Beauty

If you want to read more, check out my previous Blogging A to Z Challenges:

And dig deep into Panorama of the Mountains, by checking out my:

And, if you like Doctor Who, I have a whole ‘nother blog where I review Doctor Who stories across media: Epic Mandates.


 

Ten Favorite Songs of 1999


The decade ends.  The century ends.  The lists go on.

The project continues with my favorite songs of 1999.  Read the first post for the detail on this project.

C’Est Un Rital – Michèle Bernard

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Fast As I Can – Erin McKeown

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K-Mart Shopping (Hi-Fi Mix) – Nerio’s Dubwork Meets Kathy Lee – Josh Wink

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Praise You – Fatboy Slim

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Starálfur – Sigur Rós

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Steal My Sunshine – Len

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Tuva Groove – Onda-R

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Unworthy – Cheryl Wheeler

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Woman Of Faith –  Eddie From Ohio

[Have faith that it’s good, even if you can’t stream it]

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You Are Invited – Dismemberment Plan

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And my song of shame for 1999: Kiss Me – Sixpence None The Richer

So, what did you party to in 1999?  Let me know in the comments.