In March of last year, I published a post entitled ‘Is Country music dying out?‘. Surprisingly this has very quickly become my most popular post to date.
In a follow up to that, I’m going to tell you why Country music is definitely NOT dying out, in fact it’s just seen its biggest rise to date.
And it’s all thanks to a piece of history created by a surprise source…
And will you take a life with me? Blood must have blood. My body bleeds.
Grounder Anthem – Tree Adams and Julia Dominczak
I have been deliberating writing this for a while, and I thought what better time than post-finale? When hearts are still pounding, minds are still buzzing and tears are (more than likely) still shedding.
Over the past few weeks I have been listening to The 100 Season 3 soundtrack, composed by the ever-so talented Tree Adams, during my working day. Now I know what you’re thinking, “Listening to music while at work? Are you allowed to do that?”
Yes. Yes I am. In fact we are encouraged to plug our headphones in, block the outside world out and get our creativity on. The 100 soundtrack is the perfect motivational soundtrack to get through an arduous day.
I am all for supporting independent talent. I have major respect for artists and bands that build themselves from the ground up, rather than subject themselves to one of the countless talent shows that grace our screens each year.
Just before Christmas I was wandering through Liverpool city centre on my lunch break and came across a rather unusual crowd. I was simply going to walk straight past until I realised that they were crowded around a band. Now if you know me at all, you’ll know that aside from books, music is one of my greatest loves. Everywhere I go music plays. So I removed my headphones (see, music is everywhere) and stood just to the side to listen.
So for the past week I have had a teeny-weeny, ‘teeny-weeny’ equating to the size of the universe, obsession with the cast recording of the Broadway show ‘Finding Neverland’.
Peter Pan has always been a love of mine. The story of a boy who never wants to grow up – you mean the story of my life? (Minus the boy part.) But Finding Neverland tells the story behind Peter Pan. The story of J.M Barrie, the Llewelyn Davies family and how the story of the boy wonder came to fruition.
This is quite a random topic for a Sunday evening I know. But it’s one that has been on my mind for quite a few weeks now.
The Top 40 chart in the UK is made up of pop these days, with a bit of Indie and R&B mixed in to the loop. The last time we heard anything ‘country’ would have to be back in the early Taylor Swift days of ‘Love Story’ and ‘Mine’. But even those have to be labelled as glorified ‘Country Pop’.
…are a million to one he said.
So last night I went to watch Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds (the musical adaptation of H.G Wells novel) at the cinema with one of my friends. We wanted to go and see it live, but didn’t manage to get tickets. Might as well go for the next best thing!
So last week kicked off the start of my summer holidays. 4 glorious months off! Of course in that time I will need to find a job to fund next years University fees but other than that I have had quite a busy first week.
Hey everyone! Long time no speak 🙂 from what I can see it has been….a month since my last post. Not bad considering previous records! So first off I would like to say a big thank you to ANYONE who reads this, you guys are why I keep going!
There have been a few updates to my life at the moment that I’m really excited about that I would love to share with you all….
It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.”
Such a wise man Billy Joel is. The same man who brought us the insanely catchy ‘Piano Man’. Which I now have stuck in my head. So I have realised that I tend to wait a few months after albums have been released before I listen to them. I don’t fully understand why my brain tends to work this way….maybe I should run some tests.
I haven’t posted my monthly listens in a while so tet’s take a peek at what I submersed myself in throughout April:
I decided long ago never to walk in anyone’s shadow; if I fail, or if I succeed at least I did as I believe.
Whitney Houston – ‘Greatest Love Of All’
11th February 2012. The date that brought the tragic loss of another great icon in our life. Singer, actress and all round legend Whitney Houston passed away in her hotel room on Saturday afternoon. The news brought shock and devastation all around the World, with celebrities taking to Twitter to pay their respects. She will be greatly missed by everyone and will forever live on in our hearts.
August 9, 1963 – February, 11 2012