Category Archives: Music

SONG OF THE DAY – SONG CHALLENGE DAY 1

It’s day 1 of the Song Challenge. A big thank you to Erika Kind who nominated me for this challenge. It’s been a while since I’ve posted much music to my blog so this makes a nice change and it’s making me think about some different and interesting tunes.


 

Here are the rules:

HERE ARE THE RULES:
POST A SONG A DAY FOR FIVE CONSECUTIVE DAYS.
POST WHAT THE LYRICS MEAN TO YOU.  (OPTIONAL)
POST THE NAME OF THE SONG AND VIDEO.
NOMINATE 1 OR 2 BLOGGERS EACH DAY OF THE CHALLENGE.

Today’s nominees:

Holly

Ocean

 


 

The song I’ve chosen today is one I heard a few days ago and it brings me out i goosebumps every time I hear it  – it has so much feeling in it.

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Sound of Silence – Simon & Garfunkel


“The Sound Of Silence”

Hello darkness, my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silenceIn restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
‘Neath the halo of a streetlamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silenceAnd in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never share
No one dare
Disturb the sound of silence“Fools” said I, “You do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you”
But my words like silent raindrops fell
And echoed in the wells of silence

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the sign said “The words of the prophets
Are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls
And whispered in the sounds of silence”

Writers: Paul Simon

Sources. YouTube / A-Z Lyrics

Simon 🙂

Vanquish – The silver lining in my cloud

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I’ve spent the last few days not feeling great at all, the stress off everything has been getting to me. For the last couple of days I struggled into work not really 100%. The Spotify decides to not play ball grrr… so I go searching, click on the Two Steps from Hell logo and bugger me sideways! They’ve only just released a new album – Vanquish.

I’ve been searching, looking and keeping an eye out all year to find out what they’ve been up to and now it’s here! Finally and the name sounds amazing. It gets better when I listen to each of the tracks, inspired music to pick me up Fall of the Fountain world, Pegasus, Vanquish and New world Order are the first four tracks, totally inspirational listening with magical vocals where needed – I already feel better.

I’ve even been kind enough to post the link to the album for you Spotify listeners:

Vanquish – Two Steps from Hell

I’ve been waiting all year for this and they deliver when I need it most – thanks for screwing up Spotify or I might not have found it – every cloud has a silver lining. I realise that now!

Great work Thomas and Nick!

Simon 🙂

Monday’s Music & Words Award #Music #MWA

Hey, this is very cool! I just received this absolutely cool award from Eric of Stomperdad. As he sais, on his blog he shares his “joys and frustrations of being a dad to two wild, fun, and wildly fun boys Crash and Bang” and short stories! Please, check his blog out! Thank you very much for this nomination, Eric!

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This award is completely new to me and that is why I do a full award post, instead of simply reblogging. Here are the rules

1. Link back to the person who nominated you

2. Answer these questions with words AND music

3. Pass the award to 5 bloggers who inspire you with posts about music

4. Tag your post with #MWA, for Music&Words Award so that we can all find you down the line. 

5. Quote these 5 steps and the award icon in your post. You can display the icon on your sidebar as well. 

WHAT DOES MUSIC MEAN TO YOU?
Music was very much witheld from me when I was young. But I soon found that music is everywhere and you can’t escape it. I found it could make and break my mood.. I love music and I don’t know what I would do without it now as It can shut out the world and take me places I could never get to without it.

WHAT IS YOUR FIRST MUSIC RELATED MEMORY?
I have no idea. Apparently when I was young I liked the Carpenters.

 

WHAT’S THE FIRST ALBUM YOU’VE PURCHASED YOURSELF?

Kate Bush – The rubber band girl

 

WHAT’S THE LATEST MUSIC YOU’VE PURCHASED? (NO ONLINE STREAMING OR FREE DOWNLOADS, I’M TALKING ABOUT CASH HERE!)

 

I’m not sure as it’s been a while – probably Two Steps from Hell’s Battle cry.

 

WHAT SONG DID YOU LISTEN TO LAST? (NO CHEATING, COME OUT WITH THE DIRTY PLEASURES!

ACDC – Thunderstruck

Now to my nominees:

 

Lushivity

littlebrantleyabroad

Carisa

House of Heart

theanalyzedlife

 

Thanks  again Eric!

Simon 🙂