I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music
That was what Einstein thought about music – I like his ideas about music. I tend to always think in music, have a song in my head. But I would go a stage further:-
Without Music life would be a mistake.
Ever since I was a toddler I have sung (badly I hasten to add!) indoors, outdoors, in the car (as a passenger and a driver), wherever and whenever I can. I was brought up in a household that loved music. My mum and my dad always had music on which then became something I did – it started with children’s songs like Ernie, the fastest milkman in the west
to my love for A-HA (especially Morten Harket *swoon*)
to everybody’s favourite soap star couple – Kylie and Jason
The hours that I spent in my bedroom with my best friend at the time learning the parts to this duet!
As a teenager I started to like other music which was a bit more ‘hip’ and cool – I was an indie kid at heart
This was great to exercise to – every time Tim Booth sang ‘sit down’ you sat down
to going to Knebworth to see Oasis – one of my first concerts I will admit to going to
and eventually this man (just a God!) at Brixton Academy – one of the best gigs I have been to
Whilst at the same time I was playing the clarinet which, I started at the age of 10. I loved the clarinet. The buzz you get from playing an instrument is like nothing else. To me it was like a form of meditation – a bit like mindfulness. I used to get so lost in the music that I was playing that my mood would lift, I would feel less stressed (whilst I was doing all my public exams at school) and just generally made me feel happy.
Alongside this, was my mum and I’s love of musicals. Started at a young age for me but still continues today with our all time favourite being Les Miserables. We have been to see everything from Taboo (google it!), Mamma Mia to Les Mis (about ten times incl on Broadway).
As I grew older my tastes changed (my husband would say some for better and some for worse!) But there isn’t a day goes by that we don’t have music on in the house, or I am not singing along to something out loud and also in my head.
Blogging has seemed to make me listen to more and more music, classical including opera (although I have always listened to classical) especially as there has been a lot of scientific research that suggests that it is great for concentration and to study to.
I stumbled across postmodern jukebox. I’m slightly addicted! The way they describe themselves hits the nail right on the head so I won’t try and change it – An alternate universe of pop music. Watch us put today’s hit songs into a time machine. So give them a go!
I just love, love, love this – as one of my favourite songs anyway but this is AWESOME!