The Sound of Music | WEEKEND WIND UP#9

“MUSIC is my life” –  what a cliche.

But music is my life, really.

In the mornings, instead of a normal alarm, my stereo goes off playing (currently) Richie Sambora or The Feelers to wake me.

As soon as I’m awake, my mind plays non-stop a significant song. Sometimes it can be cool (when I think of someone and Bruce Springsteen gives a private concert in my mind and sings “Devils & Dust” unplugged in my mind), sometimes it is really annoying (when it’s a song I really don’t like at all that is being played repeatedly in my mind!).

While running down the little path next to the river to try out my new running shoes, I hear Robbie Williams, The Pretenders and the Spindoctors through my earphones.

Before hopping in the shower, I turn on the little radio in the bathroom to listen to my favourite radio station which plays The Rolling Stones or Queen.

When I drive, I plug my iPod into the stereo and listen to Razorlight (“Wire To Wire”), Pearl Jam (“Just Breathe”) or Oasis (“Wonderwall”).

At work in my brother’s restaurant, I slide an Amy MacDonald or the Crash Test Dummies disk into the stereo – and as soon as the last customer is out of the door, I turn the volume up and blast Metallica or Guns N’Roses.

While scribbling in my diary or writing my blog, I have Bon Jovi playing in the background.

And my three favourite movies are “Leading Man(because it’s Jon Bon Jovi’s best movie, the others pretty much sucked, I reckon), Walk The Line” (Reese Witherspoon is the born June Carter!) and “August Rush(because it is an amazing movie about love and music and the love of music).

My motto is: “I Love Rock’n’Roll” and it happened quite a few times that I could honestly say: “The Radio Saved My Life Tonight“.

I play the guitar and the keyboard and I used to have singing lessons (which I gave up when I went to New Zealand).

A visual encounter with parts of my iTunes library looks like that:

The lyrics to “Elgar/Something Inside” by Jonathan Rhys Meyers from the movie “August Rush” are the ones I can relate to most at the moment.

My all-time favourite: “Living On A Prayer” by Bon Jovi ♫

The song that reminds me of a special encounter: “You could be mine” by Guns N’Roses ♫

A song I discovered in New Zealand: “Cavalry” by Midnight Youth ♫

The song I learned at singing class: “Ironic” by Alanis Morisette ♫

My all-time favourite live song: “Keep The Faith” by Bon Jovi ♫

A song I used to play on the guitar fairly often: “Wake Me Up When September Ends” by GreenDay ♫

A song I listen to when angry: “Sad But True” by Metallica ♫

One of my favourite SingStar songs: “Papa Don’t Preach” by Madonna ♫

The most romantic song of all time: “If I Can’t Have Your Love” by Richie Sambora ♫

One song I can always listen to and never get sick of: “You Got It” by Roy Orbison ♫

My favourite song from Pretty Woman, the movie (except for “Pretty Woman”, the song): “Listen To Your Heart” by Roxette ♫

♫ And last but not least the song I always used to sing for my kitten (his name was Johnny): “Johnny B.” by The Hooters ♫

Do you like music or does it even play an important role in your life? What are your favourite songs?


6 thoughts on “The Sound of Music | WEEKEND WIND UP#9

  1. @Grace
    Okay, you’re right. I’ve seen him four times in concert (ha, beat ya!) and you are right. But, you know, it was really hard to make a decision anyway, because there are sooo many most romantic songs. “Only in my dreams” is pretty romantic, too. Sad, but romantic. “Thank you for loving me”. “In these arms”. “Open all night.”
    Yes, I have a thing for romantic self-destruction.

  2. I gotta disagree. I think the most romantic song of all time is Richie Sambora singing “I’ll Be There For You.” I’ve seen him sing it 3 times in concert. He’s freakin amazing.

  3. @Lauren
    Thanks Lauren, I’ll check these books out.
    Despite my love for music, I’m usually a quiet person – I rather turn the volume down than up. And sometimes, I do enjoy my silence, too.

  4. I used to listen to music a lot more than I do now. Anymore, I just really like my silence. I have to be in the mood for music now. I know a book that you might would like, though, about music. Actually, two books. One’s called Just Listen by Sarah Dessen and the other is The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway.

  5. @Vivienne
    Hello Vivienne, my fellow music-lover. Thanks for popping in and telling me about your fav music (most of which I honestly have never heard of, but I’ll check them out, surely!).

  6. Hey there 🙂 Found you via the Lady Bloggers Tea Party. Music is my life as well, if I have to chance of listening to music for a day I lose a lot of my concentration because of the music playing in my mind 😀
    These days I like acapella from Kelis, tweet ft. fabolous “oops oh my”, stone cold sober by paloma faith, hurricane drunk by florence and the machine, life design by the parlotones, just a ride by jem; just to name a few.

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