Jim and I saw Pete and Maura Kennedy play in a tiny localish venue in Bordentown on Saturday. It's been ages since we saw them live (the music series we were involved in producing was only one of many small venues that went under in the last few years, so there aren't as many chances to get out to live music as there once was.
They were wonderful, and we picked up some of their recent music that we were still missing.
Their new cd, Better Dreams, is based on just that- stories inspired by dreams. The album opens with a song called BREATHE.
As most of you know, Breathe was the title of the first fic I wrote.
I lifted the title of River of Fallen Stars from one of their songs (they reference a meteor shower and my story the ruins of a planetarium) So, after all this time I now have 2 stories that share their titles with Kennedys songs.
In addition to how wonderful they are, there are also a number of Dave Carter songs on the new cds. And Jim is currently completely obsessed with one of their side projects - The Strangelings - which is Neo-psychedelic Celtic folk/rock in three part harmony.