“MUSIC is my life” – what a cliche.
But music is my life, really.
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!).
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).
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?