Published July 7, 2011
Published July 2, 2011
I have a lot of favourite songs. Picking one should be hard, but I kept coming back to this, and really… there can be only one. It reminds me of lots of things. The many times I’ve seen We Will Rock You. The first time I saw and loved Highlander. (Not so much now.) My brothers. The awesomeness of Queen. The awesomeness of life, however fleeting it may be.
Published June 26, 2011
Just two more to go, and the challenge is at an end. It’s been an interesting run through the highs and lows of my musical taste. I’ve discovered songs I thought I’d forgotten and I’ve managed to expand my knowledge at the same time. Good stuff. My least favourite song could be one of a few, but there’s only one that springs to mind at the moment. I had this one worked out when I first read the challenge through, but it’s made worse by the fact I just heard the song yesterday as well.
Published June 24, 2011
Unlike the last subject, where there are few songs that really make me sad, there are plenty of songs that make me happy. Narrowing it down to one is kinda hard, but I’ll go with this one for now. They’re specifically generating the music to make you feel better. I hadn’t seen the video before today. Not so keen on the clown thing.
Published June 23, 2011
There aren’t a lot of songs that make me sad, although I did already mention that if I’m in a particularly melancholy mood, the song that reminds me of a certain event might do it. The only songs that are particularly emotional for me are all of those on the first Coldplay album. Those teenage years were tricky, and unfortunately for Coldplay, they were the ones who helped me wallow in my angst.
Published June 22, 2011
This song reminds me of my mum, because we used to have this exact concert on, well, VHS probably, and we’d watch it over and over. The mullets, the high pitched voices, and the guy’s weird eye movements. What’s not to like? I don’t know if it’s just me, but the video goes out of sync halfway through which is a shame, but you get the general idea. Every part of this brings back memories.
Published June 21, 2011
This song reminds me so much of my ill-fated attempts to go to the gym. I stuck at it for a while, but the gym was never a particularly comfortable place for me. Just hearing the beginning of this, and particularly seeing the video - which was often played on those weirdly silent TV screens - puts me right back to that place. I can even smell the odd gym smell, a mixture of exercising bodies, air conditioning and ineffectual cleaning products.
Published June 20, 2011
Does an entire year count as an event? When I saw this was one of the criteria for the thirty days, I immediately thought of Welcome to the Black Parade. F1 fans will know that it was used in the ITV video montage they played on their final race before coverage moved to the Beeb. It was the last race of 2008 and it was brilliant. The months leading up to it had been just epic for me for many reasons.
Published June 18, 2011
Published June 17, 2011