Music Monday: Songs You Might Want to Hear

NaNoWriMo Totals to Date: 10 653 words, 13 cups of coffee, one cup of Earl Grey, one cup of tea (unknown), two glasses of Rum &Coke, one glass of cabernet, and a half-pint of a Session IPA.

There is a radio show on CBC here in Canada that occasionally does a feature called SYNTH: Songs You Need To Hear.

Now, I can’t say to someone, “You’ll like this song” (or book for that matter) because I can’t presume that others will share my taste in music (or books), so it is safer to say, “You might like this” and if they don’t like it, so be it.

Maybe you will find a new favorite.

Many may not know of Hawksley Workman. Now you do.

For the longest time I always thought this song was by Rufus Wainwright Jr. (something from him later, perhaps). Why do I like it? It sounds sad, yet it has an affirmation that everything is going to be all right. The guitar and drums are simple and the synthesizer adds a little uplift.

I try to avoid posting videos of songs. I don’t tend to watch them, and most times I hear the audio first—and prefer it that way. Some songs are best when you sit back and close your eyes—unless you are driving of course.


Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.

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3 thoughts on “Music Monday: Songs You Might Want to Hear

  1. Pingback: Weekend Wrap-up / Nov 20 | Lines by Leon

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