I am not exactly known for being a musical daredevil or trend-setter.
While I may have attended the occasional concert of some cool indie rock band, it was only because my cool indie rock friends dragged me along as their designated driver.
Left to my own devices, I prefer Journey and REO Speedwagon. I also love every single 80s hair band, Neil Diamond, and Donny Osmond.
I make no apologies. There are no reasonable explanations. I am a dork. Ask my husband. He'll tell you.
You can imagine my surprise when I discovered that my new favorite song was not only written AFTER 1992, but the band who sings it is actually nominated for a zillion Grammy Awards. I may be the last person to know about this band, but I am a fan.
I haven't watched the Grammys in years due to my inability to identify a single nominee or performer anymore. I am my parents. They adored Johnny Mathis and Barry Manilow. Are you seeing a theme yet?
The song, "Carry On" (click to hear) is performed by the band Fun. There is something marvelously new and old about the group. And for the first time in a long time, I will be watching the Grammys and cheering for a favorite.
During these long winter months, it becomes important for me to find my anthem. Carry On is the perfect choice. Instead of "sinking like a stone," the boys and I blasted every song from the album over the weekend. We were even inspired to whip out this 1,000 piece puzzle:
Because when you're falling apart, sometimes the right song can really put all the pieces back in place.