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.


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  1. Mrs D says:

    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

    1. 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. Dede says:

    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!

    1. runningonsober says:

      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!

      1. 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 πŸ™‚

        You rock…you have really made the interweb a more interesting and fun place πŸ™‚


    2. 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!!

  3. jrj1701 says:

    Of course it would be an easy guess what video I liked best, could the 1701 in my handle give it away? Very good selection.

    1. 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 πŸ™‚

  4. 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!

    1. runningonsober says:

      ^ yeah, what she said! πŸ˜‰

      1. What I wrote to Michelle applies to you too, ya crazy wonderful lady! lol πŸ™‚

    2. Stop being so fabulous, Michelle…lol. I know, you can’t help it. That’s your light πŸ™‚ But thank you and Christy (and Jennie!) for curating the site and taking such care of everyone and respecting their works. It’s a blessing to have you guys in my life. For real life, as my son would say πŸ™‚

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