Hello folks...yes I am still alive. lol. Thank you for being patient. Today's post is based around a poster I found online at Pinterest and I found it inspired me to work a blog around it. It's a joint effort between myself and the lovely Trustworthy...so thank you fella. I hope you enjoy our selections and would be happy to hear what your choices would've been...so leave a message if you can or drop me an email...anytime. Enjoy! ~R~
Pearl Jam ~ Black (Trustworthy selection)
U2 ~ With or Without You
Thunder ~ Don't Wait for Me
Led Zeppelin ~ Tangerine (Trustworthy selection)
Chris Cornell ~ Arms Around Your Love
K.D Lang & Roy Orbison ~ Crying
Doris Day ~ Love Me or Leave Me
The Cure ~ Pictures of You (Trustworthy selection)
Pictures of You has touched my life at various stages...most notably when my mum and dad split up and in this last year when going through some personal stuff...
Gary Moore ~ Still Got The Blues
And last but by no means the least...the most excellent...
The Union ~ Cut The Line
Heartbreak/ache in every word sung by Shoulder and every melody played by Morley. The song is about being brave in the face of heartbreak. Getting to the point where you need to say goodbye to a toxic situation...and oh my goodness did I ever have to live through this moment. Perfectly written...just heartstoppingly beautifully tragic.
Well I think it's safe to say that both myself and Trustworthy have had our share of heartache as there were a whole heap of songs we could have added to this section of this blog. So now we move on to music salvation...Phew!! lol
Music is Salvation
Evanescence ~ Bring Me To Life (Red & Trustworthy selection)
Cello ~ Chopin: Nocturne # No 2 In E Flat. Op 9/2
Depeche Mode ~ Judas (Trustworthy selection)
This song says to me...and highlights...the need to do the easiest thing is not always the right way...that to achieve what we want...especially in love...we need to walk through treacherous times together, be there for one another, ACTUALLY be there for one another rather than just SAY you will be. A condition of my love is...honesty. Take the risk, put yourself on the line...because I am...and together we will defeat all.
Thunder ~ My Darkest Hour
The Gossip ~ Standing In The Way of Control
Brandi Carlile ~ The Story
Clint Mansell ~ Death Is The Road To Awe (Trustworthy selection)
This piece for me sums up Tom/Tommy/Tomas's journey-achieving immortality. The explosive climax as he literally becomes One with the universe gives me goosebumps and shivers.
Music is Love
Harry Connick Jr ~ It Had To Be You
Faith No More ~ The Real Thing (Trustworthy selection)
Paul Weller ~ You Do Something To Me
Ella Fitzgerald ~ Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
Alan Bennett's History Boys, when made into a movie, used this song perfectly when being sung by a very much in love with his friend school boy. The vulnerability that the actor oozed was emotive and I will never forget that moment...ever. I couldn't find a good quality clip of that exact scene but here is a link to the recording of the actor Samuel Barnett doing his thing...click here .
David Bowie ~ Absolute Beginners
Beth Hart ~ Am I The One?
Eric Clapton ~ Wonderful Tonight
OK hush! Totally sapping out with this one but it is a beautiful song...a classic. It will always be a favourite because it reminds me of an old friend who loved the song so much..he drove me mad with it. But now I can appreciate it's beauty.
10CC ~ I'm Not In Love
So that was the section dealing with Music is Love and all that yucky stuff. lol.
Get Your Music On
Now this section I have taken the interpretation as...what music makes you get up and dance. So with that spirit in mind..we chose these...
Body Rockers ~ I Like The Way You Move
Jr Sr ~ Move Your Feet (Trustworthy selection)
Guns N' Roses ~ Paradise City
No Doubt ~ Hella Good
The Levellers ~ Just The One
Truth Hurts ~ Addictive
The Union ~ Obsession
Wow..that turned into an epic blog and has nearly taken me a full day to chose, link and love every second of putting it together for you. Now I have to say...the selections for both of us would change on a daily basis...and it was so hard to keep it down to the numbers above. As I moved on to each section I would get 100 other great tunes bombard my mind. Ah well...next time. lol. If I am mad enough to do this again...lol.
Thanks to Trustworthy for his selections and for the laughs. And as I said at the beginning..feel free to share your selections...look forward to it.
Hope your week has been good so far and you all have a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by and I hope I've entertained you well.