Friday, November 16, 2007

I'm Feeling Touchy-Feely Today

I know we try to focus on cutting-edge topics and I think we do a fabulous job. I thought today I would get in touch with my feminine side. Apropos, no?

While I have no musical talent myself, I *love* music. It moves me. It makes me wish my mom had forced me to learn piano or guitar or even drums. Alas. However, I make up for this lack of talent with a relentless search for excellent musicians. I have a list of some of my favorite female artists. Today, I am giving a shout out to one of my favorite little known artists. If you are not familiar with Christine Kane, you must look her up.

Beyond her music, Christine Kane does her absolute best to lift up women. She hosts retreats designed to empower women and to encourage them to let out the inner creative beast in all of us. In addition, she has an excellent blog. Now, before you run right out and look her up, know that it is a touchy-feely blog, hence my blog title. Honestly, I don't care. I love what she is about. She goes beyond her celebrity. She goes to a humble place where she shares what she has learned. Maybe it is corny. I don't know. All I know is that when I read her blog I somehow feel as if I am failing. And that is not a bad feeling. It gives me some focus that I am sometimes lacking.

Do I have you all sufficiently intrigued? Perhaps I open myself up to ridicule here. I'm okay with that. I find my new blogging life as an experiment in progress. Regardless, I stand firm by this: Christine Kane is an amazing musician and she makes me take a step back and reassess.

P.S. If Christine Kane *ever* comes to your town, go see her show!


La Pobre Habladora said...

Cutting edge now, are we? Sweet!

I have never heard of Christine Kane, but I love folk singer/songwriters, so chances are I'll love her.

Here is a short list of musicians I love in similar genres:
Jenny Lewis with The Watson Twins

Neko Case

3. THIS jan smith (NOT the other one)

Gillian Welch

La Pobre Habladora said...

Blogger so crazy!

Anyway, go and listen to Neko.

Mächtige Maus said...

If we're not cutting edge yet, we will be. Baby, you've got to *believe* before you can achieve.

There ends my touchy-feely for the month.

La Pobre Habladora said...

Ha! And I thought that I was the sentimental one!

If anyone wants to hear Christine Kane's music, her site has a couple of videos of her preforming live. I liked the song about real women not being like the women on the videos - very funny.