It’s the start of the A to Z Challenge – hurray!!! And that means that today, April 1, starts off with the letter A. My theme is Ladies I Love, which will feature individuals, or groups of women, a type of woman, non-human women, fictional women, and who knows what else (but still women)! Today’s featured Lady I Love is Anya Marina, a Portland-based singer-songwriter that I actually learned about when I was living in San Diego. She has such a sweet, smooth voice and her music is simple, which I appreciate in a world full of noise. My absolute favorite album of hers is called “Slow and Steady Seduction: Phase II”. It is my favorite because it reminds me so much of the time that me and my husband were dating back in 2010. In fact, Christopher played “Vertigo” from that album on his phone while he was waiting for me to get done prettying myself up in the bathroom so that he could propose to me! I took so long that I finally noticed that the song had played like three times in a row, so I came out to see what was going on, and there he was with the ring, with “Vertigo” still playing in the background. Here’s the song for you to listen to and enjoy!
Every time I hear Anya Marina’s “Vertigo”, I think of my Christopher and that perfect day. And just fyi, if you’ve made it this far, I’m proud of you. This is my mushiest, sappiest post in April, so thanks for reading and make sure to come back again! I’m excited about the other ladies that I’m featuring this month!
21 thoughts on “Ladies I Love: A is for Anya Marina”
I love your mushy post and I too love the song! Can’t wait to read more post!
Thanks so much, Misty! I appreciate you stopping by – happy A to Z Month! 😀
I like the music as well as your post. Hope to read more. Michelle
Thanks so much for stopping by! And I checked out your blog too – your theme is very creative, and I look forward to seeing what my favorite fictional characters have been up to! 😀
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love this topic, and I’m always delighted to discover new music, especially from Portland. Thanks, neighbor!
Thanks so much, Marie! Looking forward to learning more about Portland treasures! 😀
Well it was kinda about a lady, but it was more about your love for Christopher, and I love that kind of sappy love! True love – blogged about it myself today. Without the music 🙂 Good start. You can give me sap whenever you want.
Hee hee hee, Sammy! Well, I suppose you’re right – they are ladies I love for a reason…and in addition to describing the lady, I get to write about why I love them! Thanks for stopping by! 😀
It WAS a mushy post, and I loved it! I’d never heard of this singer before. You’re right, she’s really good. Thanks for introducing me to her. Can’t wait to see what other ladies you give a shout out to!! 🙂
Thanks, Ava! Yes, this should be a fun month 🙂 there are lots of ladies to love out there! I appreciate you stopping by 😀
I’ll look forward to listening to that when I have access to audio. Enjoyed reading your post. Hope you can stop by my blog on your way from A to Z!
Thanks for stopping by, Susan! Yes, Anya Marina has some great music – very soothing, yet interesting to the ear. I love her voice, too! And, I just stopped by your blog – Margaret Atwood is one of my favorite writers, so I guess I’ll try to listen to her and adjust my attitude when I’m not feeling quite so optimistic about my writing 😀
Thanks for the introduction to Anya! Great song–expanding my itunes library!
And thank YOU for stopping by! I love almost that entire album of hers – when you have time, definitely take a listen! See you around the blog block! 😀
I got my mushy, sappy post out of the way today too! It’s good to weed out the intolerant A to Z readers immediately, correct? *gulp* Love your theme and today’s lady and song.
Thank you so much! I’m usually not one for mushiness, but her music touches me and I have such fond memories of that particular song. Yeah, it’s hard knowing what draws readers in and turns them off…and we have only a couple of seconds of reading before they decide which direction to go! But I’m trying not to worry about it and just write what I want to write 🙂
I love this Marci – the theme the music and the sweet story. I love a good girly song as much as a good chick flick or lit 🙂 All the best for the #atozchallenge I’m off to search for a anya marina playlist….
Thank you! I hope that you like Anya Marina as much as I do. I appreciate you stopping by! 😀
Well, I had never heard of Anya Marina either but I listened to the song and LOVE HER! Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for taking a listen! I’m glad you enjoyed the song – it makes me smile every time I hear it! 😀
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