I’ve no choice but to watch this show each year as my partner is in charge of the tv but its decent tele when you get into it. If you just ignore the over emotion and tears and focus on the songs and talent then you’ll get through it! My favorite is Sexy Ruth and Sexy Diana (please put your hand down or you’ll be mistaken for a puppeteer!) but I reckon Alexandra is the best singer.
Any chance of a Doors night!?
I used to spend most of every day writing Songs and Poetry back in the 90’s and sadly I’ve lost my touch a bit although it could be argued a fair bit of what I do now with Web & Graphic Design is creative too. I remember the great pride I had in myself for writing a piece of music or poetry and whether it was good or not didn’t matter! All that mattered was that I created something from scratch, from a blank canvas as such.
Being creative forces you to use a little more of your brain that you normally would and use a different part ot it too. Its nothing but a heatlhy excercise and it helped keep me sane in hard times. There are few nobler endeavours and I must get back to it soon.
Just seen the film “Across The Universe” about a young artist lad from Liverpool called Jude who goes to America in the 60’s and has adventures against the backdrop of political upheaval, student riots and the Vietnam war. The film’s soundtrack is all Beatles music perfomed by new artists and some of the script uses lyrics from the Beatles songs. All in all a cool, arty and moving film and I’ll be looking to see it again soon!
Check HERE to hear one of the songs from the movie.
Been checkin out Blip.fm the last week or so and its one of the cooler sites out there! Its basic a microblogging, twitter like site that lets you search for music and ‘Blip’ or play your favorite music as a new post. You can even embed your latest few chosen tracks in your site as I’ve done at the bottom of this page..
Sound quality is excellent and there seems to be a lot of music in the database. I’m not though!
“Strange Blues” was written and recorded around 2000 and its just a weird take on the traditional blues form with lyrics describing my ‘strange’ feelings at the time!
“Outlander” is a song about feeling outcast by society and was written about 1999. It features a strange mix of echoed harmonica and weird chord progressions to produce a chilling, ethereal & spacious soundscape.
“Take me Away” is just a short instrument only song which is kinda uplifting and took me away from problems I was having at the time I wrote it around 1998.
Just occurred to me recently that I know f*** all about the current music scene, I been livin’ in the 60’s for the last decade ever since I was in my Doors cover band “The End”. I don’t even have top of the pops any more to tell me what people like and the radio in my car usually spills out current affairs/talk programs or classical music to ease my mood! Continue reading “Any Good Music!?”