RM’s Books & Music – William Kimball, Adele, and Neal Stephenson

William Kimball by William Kimball

RebelMom Pick!

If you have the pleasure of meeting William Kimball, as I did, you’ll think that he picks musical notes and lyrics from the air. He can create music appropriate to a time, situation, or experience in a millisecond. The words come and the guitar plays along and you wonder how does one create music without thinking about it.  Is he a musical genius or is he connecting with a higher power? I’ll let you be the judge of that.

His current album William Kimball is free-spirited and at the same time soulful.  His lyrics are meaningful and make you appreciate that he’s not just writing verses but creating a story or sharing his philosophical views. I’m eager to see what his second album brings as Kimball is heading back into the studio next month. This time he’ll be working with producer John Alagia, who produced John Mayer and the Dave Matthews Band.

“I just navigate my way through my songs myself, but I hope you can relate to them in a way that draws emotion, whether it be laughter or tears, and through the times that will be. I am fortunate to be able to have my songs played — they are not really mine; they are floating out there and if the channel is open, I hope they find you.” – William Kimball

*You can sample this album via the iTunes button below.

William Kimball - William Kimball

What the Kids are Listening to…

21 by Adele

RebelMom Pick!

By now you’ve probably heard Adele on your radio countless times, but if you haven’t the 23-year-old is the new darling of Top 40 radio.  She shouldn’t be written off as a one-hit wonder as she is the “first living artist to achieve the feat of two top five hits in both the Official Singles Chart and the Official Albums Chart simultaneously since The Beatles in 1964. ” 21 is her second album after being discovered on MySpace.

21 - Adele

Zodiac by Neal Stephenson

Reader Pick!

“If you’re at all into steampunk or techno thrillers of any sort, Neal Stephenson is a fun author, always liked him. One of his easier books to slide into is Zodiac, and it’s smaller.” – Kathryn Anna Fortunato, Yonkers, New York

“The focus of Zodiac is on action and investigation, chases, fights, and the enjoyably obnoxious protagonist. That being said, Stephenson’s tone is the same here as it is in his better-known later work, and Zodiac displays a delight in knowing how things work, figuring science out, and using science to solve problems that will appeal to science fiction fans.” – Eyrie.org

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