Good for the Soul Music

4 11 2008

This is my good for the soul song…it has meanings I cannot even begin to describe to you to me and I am not to sure I would want to describe it . Just know this is a song that means more to me then words could describe

 

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Musical Memories

3 11 2008

 I have this connection with music that deep down I think most have. I hear certain songs and I have a gut reaction to them. I hear songs that remind me of happy and incredible times like the ones I am about to share. I then hear songs that make me bitter and angry and simply cannot listen to any longer . Songs by Dido are hard ones for me as that was when I as going through a ever so slightly bitter break up and I now hear her sing and it is like being in the tardis from Dr Who and WOOOOSHHHHH ! I am right back in that moment in time. So rather then face the torment of her songs I will fully admit to just ignoring it and simply not listening to it for fear of what my reaction will be like.

One band stands out amongst so many as having that good happy gut reaction. They are the band that I can listen to quite happily over and over and no matter the mood the time of day or the state of mind it makes me smile and makes me happy.

That group is called Stereophonics and they are unreal. I have a deeper tie to them then most bands for one reason. I landed in the UK on November 12th 2001 and they released their album “Just Enough Education to Perform on November 26th 2001. The one song that stuck with me from my entire 6 year life int he UK was “Have a Nice Day”

This song means such vast amounts to me I cannot even begin to describe it. It was the song that played when I was in a new city leading a completely new and anonymous life with no ties. I was my own person doing my own thing and only having that one person to answer to ….me. I remember the first time I heard it sitting on the tram going past the quays and thinking ..must buy album…I did 20 minutes later and it is still one of the few CD’s I own rather then just having it on my ipod. I like the the tactile feeling of putting that cd into the player it gives me a odd pleasure

The other song has a completely different reaction from me. “Maybe tomorrow was released 21 of July 2003. It came out when I was at my peak of homesickness. It came out when I was so completely sure I had made the wrong move being away from my family wrong decision career wise and basically second guessing my life. I felt as though I was letting thing slip through my fingers because I was afraid to take that leap of faith and just play the odds see how it turns out. This song played at just the right time and it struck a cord within me and see that I was doing the old ” maybe tomorrow” and pushing issue to the back rather then the front. I can now listen to that song and smile knowing that I will never ever push things to the back I will never hold back on my feelings. If I want something I will go for it I will strike out and I will be damned to the outcome whether good or bad. I will take that leap of faith and trust that it all happens for a reason. I listen to this song and these are all the things it reminds me to do. It reminds me to not be down not to have those little black clouds wandering round with me. It reminds me if I like someone just go for it stop thinking of how it will appear or what the outcome will be because at least I will have tried





Obsessively Listening over and over an over ……..

20 09 2007

Ok those who know me know I love my music and could never ever live without it. I am also known to fixate on certian bands or songs at certian times.

Currently it has been The Fray and and the Canadian icon that is Sam Roberts. I mean seriously listening over and over

However …. I have a new fixation right now and it is one song in particular. I have no idea why but damn I play it over and over ( the boys in the shop office are about ready to kill me lol ! )

Its David Grey ( yes yes yet more melencholy shit however it is good shit ha ! ) It is from the Life in Slow Motion Album

It is the 3rd track on the Album. There is something about the song but I have no idea what it is but I do love it like you would not believe. He has a voice that pierces your heart and sticks in your mind for a lifetime. He is yet another song writer that makes you “think” he makes your brain tick as you listen to him. This is music I like music that forces me to listen as it has a story or a purpose behind it.

Don not get me wrong I LOVE fluff music. Throw some rap or rnb on and I will shake my money maker but you know sometimes you just want something to make you tick musically

This song makes me tick musically

“Lately”

That the sky would lift That I’d find my place That I’d see your face in the door And the sun would glint An a time well spent An a time that ain’t no more

Taste the broken hearts In the vacant lots See the fruit that rots on the trees Try to turn my head Leave it all for dead But it’s in my mind always

Honey lately I’ve been way down A load on my mind Honey lately I’ve been way down Load on my mind

Someone tell me where did it go Darling I’m damned if i know I seen that look in your eye No-one ever gave it a chance I could have said in advance You saw it all at a glance And goodbye

Drag a salted kiss From this cup of bliss Watch a new lie twist on the breeze

You can paint it red Leave it all for dead But it’s in my head always

Honey lately I’ve been way down A load on my mind Honey lately I’ve been way down Load on my mind

Someone tell me where did it go Darling I’m damned if i know Iseen that look in your eye No-one ever gave it a chance I could have said in advance You saw it all at a glance And goodbye

Goodbye Goodbye Goodbye Goodbye

Honey lately i’ve been way down Honey lately i’ve been way down Honey lately i’ve been way down Honey lately i’ve been way down

Lately Lately