The 30 Day Song Challenge – Day 7/30: One band/singer you’re ashamed to admit you like….FAIL!

7 03 2011

Allow me to be perfectly honest with you. This is hard for me. I’m not really ashamed to admit anything that I like. If I like it, I’ll listen too it, and if it’s good I’ll share it with friends and people. I’m not going to shy or hide away from admitting I like a song, artist, band, group etc just because it’s socially awkward or not the done thing. The way I approach things is pretty much I don’t care what they say, what they wear, what they play, or how they go about things, if the music they produce is good, then I couldn’t give a flying monkeys about image, or brand identity, or any of that nonsense.

I wouldn’t really say I have any guilty pleasures either. I was discussing this tonight with Delancey who is also undertaking this challenge. She said exactly the same as me. This leaves me in a tricky spot. I’m sat staring at this screen, trying to find the words to bring it all together. But for a good 15 minutes, not one word has been entered, nor has a decent train of thought come. So today, I’m going to take a mulligan as such and skip this one because I don’t think I can do it justice. Instead, I’m going to post up a song that I’ve really been enjoying as of late. This song reminds me of my school days and childhood times. This is called Toss The Feathers by The Corrs.

I’ll resume the challenge proper tomorrow


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A Song A Day: Feb 26th – Long Long Journey + Dedication

26 02 2011

I don’t quite know why, but today I feel sleepier then I’ve felt in a while, maybe being out and about the past few days has caught up with me. There is good news in that I can see a damn sight better today (see what I did there?) I can comfortably keep my left eye open now, which is always nice to be able to do!

The Journey Ahead...

Hopefully, I’ve been clever (or lucky, whichever you prefer) with delivery times and that with the post. Tomorrow is shaping up to be a nice family day with Mum and Dad. I’ve got Tim Burtons version of Alice in Wonderland coming in the mail as a film rental, plus hopefully a darts game for the Nintendo Wii. That, combined with some microwavable popcorn (I love that stuff… is it just me, or does it the bag have a habit of getting stuck in the microwave?) means it should be a good day. I’ve also got Skate 3 coming as my other rental (I got a rather nice deal with LoveFilm… returning customer, read a code online which gave me 3 months free as a returning customer, but it said it was expired… tried it anyway et voila, so i’m making the most of it before my payday!)

Anyway, I’m going to keep things shorter today, and get into bed and crash out in front of the TV.. I’ll try and stay awake for Family Guy (I tend to watch it every night, irregardless of how many times i’ve seen each episode!) but it’s starting at 12-25am – I’m tempted to miss it – I could do with a PVR in my room! Oh… the good ol’ days when VCR’s prevailed (there’s potential for a nostalgic posting there, everybody loves a bit of nostalgia…right…?!) It’s just dawned on me that I’ve had a McDonalds twice in 3 days… Not sure whether to feel proud of that, or to feel shameful of it!

Today’s song is a dedication to my partner in blogging crime, Aditi. She’s beginning to struggle with the postaday challenge, which is something I’ve felt and I’m sure others reading this may well of felt. As fun as it is to do, It’s not always the simplest/easiest thing to do. Earlier today, Aditi said she’d like some inspiration and such like to get into a blogging mond again….so, Aditi, this song is for you. Long Long Journey by Enya.

Aditi has 2 great blogs: Twilight Readings and Adobe Passions and Creations. The latter is self explanatory, but the former, in Aditi’s own words…’My random MUSINGS, tonnes of SMILES, brilliant THOUGHTS, vibrant COLORS and lots of STYLE’ –

City lights shine on the harbour,
night has fallen down,
through the darkness
and the shadow
I will still go on.

Long, long journey
through the darkness,
long, long way to go;
but what are miles
across the ocean
to the heart that’s coming home?

Where the road
runs through the valley,
where the river flows,
I will follow every highway
to the place I know.

Long, long journey
through the darkness,
long, long way to go;
but what are miles
across the ocean
to the heart that’s coming home?

Long, long journey
out of nowhere,
long, long way to go;
but what are sighs
and what is sadness
to the heart that’s coming home?

Whilst we are talking about shoutouts… I’d like to give a virtual shoutout and list a couple of blogs I’ve been enjoying recently and have discovered since going down the postaday road! All of these are well worth checking out!

So yes, I urge you to check out the above blogs – they’re all fantastic. I’m sure there are many more I’ve missed out – but that early night is becoming less and less likely as 1am fast approaches! Take care and see you again tomorrow….

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A Song A Day: Jan 31st – Victory Is Mine!

31 01 2011

When I first conceived the idea for this blog, I didn’t really know how I’d feel about it. Sure, it was something I had passion and dedication for, but since starting this blog, it’s excelled all expectations I had. I was thinking about the blog since around mid December, then I discovered the postaday2011 challenge and that really inspired me to make a dream become a reality. Today is the last day of the first month, and to be honest,

barely a moment has gone past this month where I’ve not been thinking about this blog. Songs, ideas, do I do this, do I do that etc etc. I really want to thank each and every person who has come to this blog and read the blog, left a comment, subscribed, bookmarked, tweeted and whatever else you’ve done. You’ve really made me smile and I value each and every single reader here.

V is for Victory!

So, onto todays post. Continuing with the theme of the victory, todays offering touches upon a very special part of my childhood which I still relive and enjoy to this day. I remember about 9 months ago now, I was about to turn my laptop off after noticing I’d strayed into the wee hours of the morning (you know it’s late when the hours are in single figures!) yet for some reason, I felt compelled to check my email inbox. BOY! I’m glad that I did. I’m subscribed to the ticketmaster newsletter thing, and the email was that Michael Flatley was reprising his role as Lord of the Dance for a string of special performances as a ‘victory lap’ for the fans.

This immediatley got me reaching for the wallet. I didn’t even care they cost £55 a ticket! To put it into context. I’ve now seen Michael live 4 times since the 1990s (this being the 4th, 3 times for Lord of The Dance (I was fortunate to be at the last ever uk performance on the original run when I was about 9) and once for Celtic Tiger) — to say I’m something off a diehard hardcore fan is true. After watching my recorded version from the TV for 96th time, the video broke. I now have all the shows and soundtracks across VHS, DVD and CD (sometimes multiples. Heck! I even have my 1997 tour t-shirt stashed away safely) I’ve probabaly watched the show in excess of 250 times (total guess, but could be a fair estimation!) So, I grew up watching the show and the chance to see it live with Michael performing one more time was an oppotunity to good to miss. I asked Milky if she wanted to go (we’d been together a few weeks by this point) showed her the website and she came along. She absolutely loved it from start to end. To try and convey how much it meant to take my girlfriend to see it would be impossible, but it almost felt like a baton passing. When I’m still in Primary School my parents took me to see it, and now 13/14 years later I’m taking my GF to see it. It almost felt like a combination of my life. It’s the childhood days fused together with my twenty-something years. The thing that really struck me is how universal the show is and how someone from the otherside of the world and a culture quite removed from the UK/west can sit there and keep a permanently fixed smile of breath-taken awe for 2 hours! Anyway. I’m beginning to ramble here so I’m going to go ahead on post the video. This section of the show is called ‘Victory’ and is the first of 3 finale pieces if you like. This paticular video is taken from the ‘Feet of Flames’ concert (which is essentially Lord of the Dance uncut!)

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