Thursday, April 19, 2012

A Brief History of Music

 I was recently perfoeming at an event with the choir that I'm a member of. While we were waiting to go on stage I was singing along to the music that they had playing throughout the venue.
A fellow member of the choir seemed amazed that I knew the lyrics to almost every song they played and stated that she didn't really listen to music.
Music is such a big part of my life that I always find it hard to believe that other people don't listen to music constantly like I do. I also just expect people to know the lyrics to the more famous songs from the past sixty or so years.
For that reason I asked her if she would like me to make her a cd, and she said yes. But then, the hard part came! How was I going to whittle down decades wort of music to an eighty minute cd?
After much consideration, revisal of the track list, and hair pulling, the final track list was:

A Brief History of Music
My Generation-The Who
Jackson-Johnny Cash
Light My Fire-The Doors
Life on Mars?-David Bowie
A Case of You-Joni Mitchell
Rhiannon-Fleetwood Mac
Bohemian Rhapsody-Queen
Heart of Glass-Blonide
Running Up That Hill-Kate Bush
Wish You Were Here-Pink Floyd
Precious Things-Tori Amos
Smells Like Teen Spirit-Nirvana
Hallelujah-Jeff Buckley
Ironic-Alanis Morissette
Rehab-Amy Winehouse
Rabbit Heart-Florence and the Machine
Rolling in the Deep-Adele

I had to omit so many songs to finalise this list.
So what do you think? Are you appauled with what I excluded (or what I included for that matter)?
I'd love to hear what you think

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

My favourite band of all time is Fleetwood Mac, with my favourite album being Rumours. I saw them live in 2009, and I can honestly say that it was the best concert that I've ever been to, even if Christine McVie wasn't there (sad face). I got to stand right in front of the stage, it was amazing! (I can post pics if anyone's interested)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Patti Smith's versin of Van Morrison's 'Gloria' has been stuck in my head for the past few days. I discoverd Patti Smith about six months ago using one of my favourite methods of finding new artists: I go to a place where music is available (a music shop/library music section/youtube) and buy/take out/listen to something by an artist that either I have never heard of or am only vaguely familiar with. I have discovered so much amazing music this way.