But that's ok. Thea, the sweetheart, told me I could. She's got her Sunday Sessions focused on dance tracks, get up and move songs.
I've still got this freaking headaches (I think we're at 8 weeks with no respite?) and I can't face even thinking about bouncy songs.
I need cool, calm and soothing. And someone on Twitter earlier this week was talking about my favourite album of all time, and I just knew that that's where my Sunday Sessions was going to be this week.
My favourite album of all time is Carole King's Tapestry. I know I'm not alone - Rolling Stone ranked this album #36 Best albums of all time. I'd have liked to see it a little higher up, but still.
I love it. I love it a thousand ways. I adore it. It is my childhood, my motherhood, my womanhood, my teenage years...there are so many memories and feelings attatched to this album, I barely know where to begin.
This image is one of the defining images of my childhood and my love of music, passed down to my sisters and I by my equally passionate mother.
Here is one of my favourite songs from it - the title track -Tapestry.
Accompanying Carole on this track is a man who encouraged her to write and perform her own music, one of my other favourite musicians ever - James Taylor. Here's my favourite James Taylor song.
I'm not even sure about finding a new song. I'm just rebelling, and going all James and Carole today. :D
I can't tell you how I love this song. I can feel my mother and my sisters when I hear this. Back when things were good. When I loved them all more than I could imagine loving anything or anyone else. The four of us (my Dad and brother weren't quite as into music as the 4 of us were), singing away in the car, in the kitchen, anywhere. Some of my most treasured memories.
So. Why don't you go over to Thea's blog and link up your Sunday favourites?