Day 3 [Writing 101]

If we could touch music, it would feel like water. Music is fluid. Circumstances. Influences. Emotions. Everything is flowing and changing. I can pick three songs that means something to me today. I can’t tell whether or not they will be figuring in the Top 3 of Eva’s music chart tomorrow.

 

Kosheen – Hungry

This is blast from the past. I had my music player on random and this song started playing. I immediately cancelled the shuffle and switched exclusively to the ‘Resist’ album. I haven’t listened to this for almost ten years. It feels good.

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Passenger – Let her go

I love this song. It’s subtle and powerful at the same time. The whole album ‘All the Little Lights’ is a revelation. Second favourite from the album is ‘I Hate’.

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Pearl Jam – Sirens

‘Lighting Bolt’ is not exactly ‘Ten’ or ‘Vs.” but Eddie Vedder and co are coming to the UK and I can’t wait!

The above list was composed while I was still at work, straight after I read today’s assignment. By the time I finished at the office, sweated in the gym, spent 30 minutes on the train, had dinner and started editing this post, the list looks like this:

 

Nickelback – Animals

This is one of my favourite running songs. I can have it on repeat for an hour and run and run and run. Another one is ‘Next Go Round’…I admit lyrically I have made some very interesting choices when it comes to running but they have a killer beat!

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OneRepublic – All We Are

I’m revisiting OneRepublic after hearing their new-ish song ‘Counting Stars’. I usually have this band in the background with several likeminded artists on shuffle play. It played when I was on the train reading and got stuck in my head.

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Kacey Musgraves – Follow Your Arrow

I don’t usually do country but this lady is spot on: ‘Say what you think, love who you love ’cause you just get so many trips ’round the sun.’

 

Writing 101 – Day 3

[N] is for Nickelback and/or Nuts

[Rant alert] Yes. Nickelback…and get over it. I am too old to be told what I should like and what I should hate and I am quite capable of forming my own opinion, thank you very much. [Rant over]

Don’t worry, I am not going to start a war with you. I will not try to persuade you about my musical tastes. I will not make you listen to music you are not fond of either. There are plenty of musicians I am not a fan of myself. But it doesn’t give me the right to spread hate.

Recently, I have read an article on internet (one that will seduce you with twenty fantastical titles at the end and you find yourself spending hours reading totally irrelevant mash of information you forget the second you move onto the next one) and it was called something similar to ’10 signs that your girlfriend is nuts’. One of those signs according to the article was listening to Nickelback. Which I guess makes me nuts. I am not arguing with the result. I think I am nuts. I am nuts because I walked 100km nonstop with a stress fracture of tibia. I am nuts because I will walk 100km nonstop this year again (hopefully without acquiring a broken leg). My mental state is something of a question, I am reading internet articles of dubious nature after all. HoweverI don’t consider myself crazy for listening to rock music.

Like what you like as long as it makes you happy and no one else miserable.

N in the A to Z challenge.

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