Life in 6 Songs: Vol. 21 (Maedez and Paul)

I’m thrilled to near-death (I can’t die yet because my will isn’t up to date) to be a part of the ever popular music party at Running On Sober’s “Life In Six Songs”. It’s a mosh pit of killer tracks and groovy stories by fantastic bloggers who share their life in six (okay, seven) tracks. I had major struggles in picking my songs. It was like Sophie’s Choice except it was nothing at all like Sophie’s Choice. Horrible analogy, granted. The point is that things stick with us, and certain music is the unwitting soundtrack to our lives. Pouring over the remains and sifting through the rubble bears finds that we sometimes forget. So this is my way of making sense of where I have come from, what has happened and where I hope to be. Hey, you an always skip my theatrics and just listen to some tunes. Nothing wrong with that.


Running on Sober

In six songs, tell us about your life. 

By now most of you know the drill, but if you are a new visitor, welcome! We challenged our guests to tell us their life stories: “The project is simple, though maybe not easy: Tell us a story–your story–in six songs. And then for fun, wrap up your life in a bonus seventh song.” The series runs every Monday through September. We are currently booked to capacity–thank you!–but before the series wraps-up, we will plan a special event where everyone will be welcome to join in. Until then feel free to check out our past volumes and enjoy this week’s stories.

Our special guests this week are:

Maedez from A Small Press Life and Paul from Message in a Bottle. I met both of these kind, intelligent and talented bloggers when I first came into the WP space. Be sure to stop…

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12 responses to “Life in 6 Songs: Vol. 21 (Maedez and Paul)

  1. Wow Paul what fabulous songs. I actually just cried (tears running down my cheeks) at that Linda song. I love it, so stirring and that video with the dudes rocking out on stage and the crowd singing along just loving it so much…. WOW.. and right now I’m listening to the beautiful Sigur Ros song.. wow owowowwowowowowowo.. what a great collection, thanks xxx

    • Thanks Mrs. D. Glad the Linda song resonated in some magical way…lol. It was something that I needed to keep there, even though it’s not in English. If I’m not mistaken, you’re up in September, no?

  2. You are a very gifted writer. You seem to be able to describe the thoughts and feelings that I struggle with as if you know me, know my life. Of course you don’t …..but it seems we are all alike in our brokenness. Thank you and ROS for this and all the amazing music!

    • I’m such a fan of the series Dede! It’s been an honor to host so many incredible guests and their stories (and music!)

      Paul truly is a gifted writer, isn’t he? And how does he know what we’re all thinking? It’s scary! Stop spying on us Paul. lol.


      Thank you Paul for joining us! Loved your stories and songs!

      • Thank you Christy again for allows us to come into your space (you always have lovely treats waiting and the place always smells of lavender). I remembered to wipe my feet at the front and take my dishes to the kitchen 🙂

        You rock…you have really made the interweb a more interesting and fun place 🙂


    • Aww thank you Dede. I do my best. The one great thing about meeting others out here in “real life” and here in the online “real life” is that we’re all different and yet we’re the same. We have the same thoughts, the same fears, the same issues…I always feel that I am understood and that I understand. We can speak a sort of shorthand and still be able to nod our heads in agreement. it’s what I love about all my recovery circles. Thank you for being a part of my recovery…and yes, thanks to Christy for opening up her space for this!!

    • Ha ha!! I didn’t even think of that until you mentioned it, JR! I didn’t put that together…I thought it was something more mystical, that number…lol.

      Thanks for checking out the tunes – it was hard to nail it down to those!!

      Hope you’re doing well, my friend 🙂

  3. Paul…your songs and stories were so fabulous. I’m so humbled and honored that you shared them with the gang, took such care in picking them out and trusting us with your stories. You’re a fabulous man and I count you as one of my many blessings. Thank you!

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