I’ve liked a few things from Marshmello but the Jonas Brothers have never really hit the mark for me…until now. Who knew I would like this collaboration so much? Certainly not me. This is the first track of my summer playlist. I’ve had this one on repeat for a while. It’s a fun bop with an 80’s beat. The beginning actually sounds a little like it samples Barry Manilow’s Smile.
A CO-AUTHORED BOOK I LiKED
The pairing could have gone a few ways but I wanted to highlight a co-authored book I liked. M.A. Carrick is the penname for Marie Brennan and Alyc Helms. Individuals who met on an archaeological dig and have remained friends for over two decades. The Mask of Mirrors is a tome at over 600 pages but it’s well worth the read if you’re a fan of fake identities and political intrigue. (Review)
I stumbled onto this meme through Mischenko @ReadRantRock&Roll. I love music and I love books, but I don’t always get a chance to make full playlists that pair music and books. Music Monday will let me do this whenever at all possible, one song at a time.
I am starting this meme on the blog with my absolute favorite Chris Stapleton song “Tennessee Whiskey.” It’s summer. Temperatures have already been in the three digits for the past few days and something as “smooth as Tennessee Whiskey”and “sweet as strawberry wine” is what I need during these warm summer evenings. I’d really like to see him live one day!
LOVE iS A DRUG
You’re as smooth as Tennessee whiskey / You’re as sweet as strawberry wine You’re as warm as a glass of brandy / And honey, I stay stoned on your love all the time
I know, I know. This book just keeps popping up everywhere on the blog but hear me out. It’s the perfect pairing for the song’s message that love is like a drug. Grace tries to make it clear how much she loathes Ewan, but he is completely in love with her, willing to do what he must to stay by her side despite his past decisions. He confesses he would burn down all of London searching for her. Grace is Ewan’s drug. It’s a friends-to-lovers-to-enemies-to-lovers second chance romance with extreme groveling. (Review)