Wordless Wednesday: 3rd May – Sentinel

4 05 2011





A Song A Day: May 3rd – Back to Skool…

3 05 2011

The reason why I’ve subtitled this post ‘back to skool’ is that today I begin the first day of my new job, back at the school I used to attend in the 90’s when I was only knee-high to a grasshopper! It’s a weird feeling. It adds to the theory that life goes in circles also. I suppose it’s like getting the book stamped. Studied there, check. Volunteered there, check. Working there, check!   *STAMP!* – I was having a little chuckle to myself getting my work clothes ready again, dubbing them ‘school trousers’ – I’m easily amused haha

But on a serious note, I don’t think I could be happier at the moment. I’m genuinely excited about the work and what I can do and acheive in the role for the school, parents, children and local council. I’m just super stoked. So this morning I’ll be leaving to walk to school once more. It’ll be one of the earliest starts for a while, not that I mind that, if anything. I’d rather be up early and working then sleeping in bed trying to find things to do. This could be the start of something pretty awesome.

So yes… how can I sum up my mood in music today… Simple…. See below :-P

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A Song A Day: May 2nd – Pizzicati Monday!

2 05 2011

Monday Morning Breakfast...

In something that has become an unplanned thing here on this blog, Monday seems to be a popular day for posting classical music. I’ve talked before here about how much I enjoy this genre of music, growing up with it somewhat. Whenever I post a classical piece on a Monday I aim to make it light hearted and happy. The kind of music which makes you feel good, makes you smile and puts you in a good mood.

I only learnt the name of today’s piece about 6 months ago, despite having heard it numerous times and always somehow managing to miss the name. I heard it on Classic FM and made sure I scribbled it down a post-it note; at last… I had it written down!! It’s called Pizzicati, composed by Delibes from the Sylvia Suite. Whilst that may not mean much to you… you will probably recognise it when you hear it.

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A Song A Day: May 1st – It’s Time To Agitate

1 05 2011

May? It’s May already? Blimmin’ heck time is moving fast. Seems like only yesterday I was setting up this blog and thinking about some of the music I’ll be able to post and the fun that I will no doubt be having… and still having! It’s nearly 6pm now as I’m sat here writing this, and earlier this year, and what feels like last week it’ll be pitch black outside and the night would of been settled in. I’m looking out my window and there is plenty of daylight, the trees are full of leaves and it’s summer is right around the corner. I’ve had a weird combination of cold and hayfever the past few days – it’s outstayed it’s welcome and I’m not a big fan of blocked noses, especially at night!!!

Anyway… I’m really looking forward to May because it’s when I start my new job! I’m going to be working at my local primary school one day a week – helping to keep their website ticking over. I’m super excited and greatful for the oppotunity.

I’m going to kick May off with some new music from a trio who go by the monkier ‘The Agitator’ – I’m not 100% sure what to class them as but alternative covers it some what. They’re very upfront and in your face… in a good way. It’s ‘no frills’ music. I’ve only heard a couple of tracks from them via spotify, but the one which has had me reaching for the replay button a-plenty is one track called ‘Give Me All That You Got!’

The song is an absolute stonker of a tune. Simple and minimalistic in design with just vocals and percussion. Rip-roaring it’s nature and instantly infectious. Derek, the singer has one meaty pair of lungs at his disposal and he chocks out his words with a stark and somewhat refreshing conviction. I really hope that this group takes off.

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A Song A Day: April 30th – Keep Your Hands To Yourself!

30 04 2011

Wow… It’s another month down already?! Blimmin’ heck, where is the time going! Month #5 already. I’m beginning to loose track on this year. I’m feelin’ pretty rough as I write this. I think I’m coming down with a cold. I seem to have a weird combination of being blocked and having a runny nose simulatainously coupled with the general aches and pains. My apetite seems to be up and down more then a fiddler’s elbow also.

I’m going to take tomorrow easy, hit the paracetomol, get a good nights rest and make sure i’m in tip top fighting shape for my new job start next week. 15 past midnight now so I think it’s late enough to be awake, especially working on my blog. I’m going to sign off now, and leave you with one song which feels so good to play on the guitar. It just fits nicely ‘under the fingers’ as we say in guitar-speak. Keep your hands to yourself by Georgia Satellites.

Tomorrows post should be more in depth!





A Song A Day: April 29th – It means nothing to me.

29 04 2011

As I reported yesterday, I’m currently looking forward with great anticipation to my new job next week. I’ve been doing some preparation tonight and I’m in a very good mood because of it.

Earlier today I took a look on the App Store and noticed that Virtual DJ 7 Home is free to download. This was a very nice find. A decent DJ programme for the mac (outside of Traktor) which I could play around with to do some DJing again. It was quite fun going back and beat matching again. It’s been too long. For some reason I always feel more inclined to do it in the summer. I think because the music is more commonly associated with warmer weather instead of winter chills. Even though I’m bizarre and prefer the latter. You don’t get dive bombed by flying insects in the winter for a start.

Working tonight though, I’ve had some nice background music on. It’s kinda got me in a retro mood. I’m in the mood for some 80’s today. Everytime I hear today’s song, I want to go back and watch ashes to ashes…which reminds me, I need to pick up the 3rd and final season on DVD already. I’ve got both Life on Mars and the 1st 2 series of Ashes to Ashes on DVD. I think it might just be one of the greatest TV show’s ever… certainly since the turn of the millennium for absolute sure. Gene Hunt is a legend. Now that I think of it, Hustle which is made by the same people is absolute top TV also.

Anyway, enough waffiling, it’s time to present to you today the song choice. Vienna, by Ultravox.

We walked in the cold air.
Freezing breath on a window pane,
Lying and waiting.
The man in the dark in a picture frame,
So mystic and soulful. 
A voice reaching out in a piercing cry,
It stays with you until

The feeling has gone only you and I.
It means nothing to me.
This means nothing to me.
Oh Vienna,.

The music is weaving
Haunting notes, pizzicato strings,
The rhythm is calling.
Alone in the night as the daylight brings,
A cool empty silence.
The warmth of your hand and a cold grey sky,
It fades to the distance.

The image has gone only you and I.
It means nothing to me.
This means nothing to me.
Oh, Vienna.

This means nothing to me.
This means nothing to me.
Oh, Vienna.

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A Song A Day: April 28th – The Workin’ Man

28 04 2011

I haven’t been so defined on the song choice decision making in a while. Whilst you could argue that Dolly Partons 9 to 5 is also a suitable fit, I think today’s choice is equal in terms of suitability.

So… why am I posting this? Well today was a superb day. I was getting the work training for the job I start next week! I’m super duper excited about it. I’m going to be manning the website for my local primary school. The potential for multimedia content I can and dare I say it will produce is staggering. I’m humongously excited about it. I was walking to the school this morning, and apart from a slight feeilng of being a kid again, I had this one song playing in my mind and I knew I had to throw it up here today.

The lyrics, and the music just seemed to fit my mood today, so without further ado… Today’s song choice is Working man by Rush. For the unitiated, Geddy Lee is a male vocalist… and a bloody good one at that.

I get up at seven, yeah,
And I go to work at nine.
I got no time for livin’,
Yes, I’m workin’ all the time.

Chorus
It seems to me
I could live my life
A lot better than I think I am.
I guess that’s why they call me,
They call me the working man.

They call me the working man.
I guess that’s what I am.

I get home at five o’clock,
And I take myself out a nice, cold beer.
Always seem to be wonderin’
Why there’s nothin’ goin’ down here.

Chorus

Well they call me the working man.
I guess that’s what I am.

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