This week’s Contrast Podcast is such a lovely topic, combining two of my favorite things in this life: music and books. The topic for the podcast this time around was to pick a favorite book and a song to soundtrack that book. I know, cool, right?
Once you start thinking about this topic, you realize that there are endless options if you love to read as much as I do (you know, growing up, if you ever read The Babysitters’ Club? I was Mary Ann – total bookworm. Yet somehow also effortlessly cool — or so my mom told me as she trimmed my hair into a modified feathered mullet).
Anyways, the book & song I finally ended up with is Nick Hornby’s Songbook (also called 31 Songs in the UK edition), which you eagle-eyes will recognize from the quote over there —> on stage right. The song is The Beach Boys’ “Add Some Music To Your Day” from their Sunflower album — an absolutely wonderful gem of a song celebrating all the music in the world and how once you start listening, you hear it everywhere.
There’s no way that I could call Songbook my favorite book, but it is one that I greatly enjoy and it lent itself so well to the song choice. If I were to sit myself down by my tall shelves there in the living room and go through all my books, I would surely find about 20 more favorites and with enough thought would greatly enjoy soundtracking them as well.
LISTEN: The easiest way to listen to it is to head over to Tim’s Contrast Podcast page and click the little play button to stream it in a seamless burst of loveliness.
You can also download the podcast as one big ole mp3 here, so you can listen to it later on your iPod or whatever.
And if you are in a commenting mood today, I’d love to talk more about what songs complement your favorite book. Comment link at the very bottom of this post.
Tim from The Face of Today
FiL from Pogoagogo
Heather from I AM FUEL, YOU ARE FRIENDS
Chris from Culturebully
Mike from Nothing But Green Lights
Colin from Let’s Kiss and Make Up
Simon from You Can Call Me Betty
Natalie from Mini-Obs
Bethanne from CTASLS
Jamie from Squirrelfood.net
Jamie from The Run Out Groove
Brian from The Rant
Charlie from Nerdlitter
Don’t it make you wanna head to the library?