A lovely gift in the form of Music

I attended my first music concert of a popular musician, Imelda May, thanks to Mr M 😉 She is an Irish Musician and I absolutely adore and love her style of music. The performance was in London Palladium. It is a compact theatre. I loved the acoustics there.

The performance was opened by Jack Lukeman, who delivered a very powerful and entertaining performance from his latest album, Magic Days. The highlight was his King of Soho song. The audience got all warmed up by his songs and imagine the whole theatre singing the chorus for that song.

By the time Imelda May came to stage we were all revved up. She started her set with her song Call Me from here latest album and slowly and steadily the tempo started to rise. It was an absolute pleasure to listen to her perform live. I love her voice even more now that I know how she sounds on stage. There were quite a good variety, rock, pop, jazz, soul, etc…and she carried it all with elan. The whole band was a delight to watch. They had such a lovely synchronisation. There were also some titbits of information about the songs. And she was very cute and shy when audiences called out how much they love her. A true artist.

I wouldn’t mind going again to her performance. An absolute delight she was. And that this was my birthday gift makes it even more special. 😉 Thank you Mr M.

Glass Animals

Do you know that there is a band called ‘Glass Animals’? I chanced upon a song of theirs sometime back and since then I make sure to check out their list once in a while. They have an interesting set of songs. This is the latest song of theirs that captured my attention.

And they are from Oxford, go figure. After watching Inspector Lewis for a while I should say that Oxford is a place that is on my to-visit list 😉 One day!


Post for this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday and Just Jot It January is: “glass.” Use the word “glass,” or find something that’s made of it and use that in your post. Have fun!

SoCS Badge by John Holton@ The Sound of One Hand Typing

live it up for the weekend

 

And I’mma live it up for the weekend
Pour it up, have the time of your life
Take a shot for the regrets
Double up and it’s bound to get buck wild
….

Somebody said something ’bout church on Sunday, amen
Somebody said something ’bout work on Monday
Shhh, don’t say it again

Happy Weekend, y’all! See you back again on Monday!

Let’s clap

The theme for this week’s song lyric sunday is as follows “A song from the very first band you saw in concert. If you’ve never been to a concert, you can choose a song from a band you want to see in concert (and then I will highly suggest you make a plan to see them in concert as soon as possible). I’ve found that seeing a band in concert makes me love them even more”.

Since we don’t get that many bands coming to play here in Bangalore and even if they did, it wouldn’t be easy to get tickets in the first play. Also I am not sure if I like one band better than the other to actually go and see one. I am a fan of songs not of bands as such. So I will twist the prompt a little bit and will show you a song, which I found recently. which would be awesome to hear in a concert. I can bet you all will have fun if this was played in a concert. Hear it and then let me know, yeah?

Lyrics from A-Z Lyrics

(Turn it up)

Somebody save your soul cause you’ve been sinning in this city I know
Too many troubles, all these lovers got you losing control
You’re like a drug to me, a luxury, my sugar and gold
I want the good life
Every good night you’re a hard one to hold

Cause you don’t even know
I can make your hands clap
Said I can make your hands clap

Somebody save your soul cause you’ve been sinning in this city I know
Too many troubles, all these lovers got you losing control
You’re like a drug to me, a luxury, my sugar and gold
I want your sex and your affection when they’re holdin’ you close

Cause you don’t even know
I can make your hands clap
Said I can make your hands clap

Every night when the stars come out
Am I the only living soul around?
Need to believe you could hold me down
Cause I’m in need of somethin’ good right now
We could be screamin’ till the sun comes out
And when we wake we’d be the only sound
I get on my knees and say a prayer: James Brown

That I can make your hands clap
That I can make your hands clap
(Turn it up)
That I can make your hands clap

My flesh is searchin’ for your worst and best, don’t ever deny
I’m like a stranger, gimme me danger
All your wrongs and your rights
Secrets on Broadway to the freeway, you’re a keeper of crimes
Fear no conviction, grapes of wrath can only sweeten your wine

But you don’t even know
I can make your hands clap
Said I can make your hands clap

Every night when the stars come out
Am I the only living soul around?
Need to believe you could hold me down
Cause I’m in need of somethin’ good right now
We could be screamin’ till the sun comes out
And when we wake we’d be the only sound
I get on my knees and say a prayer: James Brown

That I can make your hands clap
That I can make your hands clap
That I can make your hands clap
That I can make your hands clap
So can I get a handclap?

Posting it for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday.

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In the end

For this week’s song lyric Sunday, I am going to go with a rock song of Linkin Park. I am not a huge fan of rock genre, but from time to time I do like a song or an album. And one of my favorite bands is Linkin Park. I love this song for its lyrics. I cannot sing the rap part of it but I appreciate the words.

Lyrics from A-Z Lyrics.

In The End

It starts with
One thing I don’t know why
It doesn’t even matter how hard you try
Keep that in mind, I designed this rhyme
To explain in due time
All I know
Time is a valuable thing
Watch it fly by as the pendulum swings
Watch it count down to the end of the day
The clock ticks life away
It’s so unreal
Didn’t look out below
Watch the time go right out the window
Trying to hold on but didn’t even know
I wasted it all just to watch you goI kept everything inside and even though I tried, it all fell apart
What it meant to me will eventually be a memory of a time when…

I tried so hard
And got so far
But in the end
It doesn’t even matter
I had to fall
To lose it all
But in the end
It doesn’t even matter

One thing, I don’t know why
It doesn’t even matter how hard you try
Keep that in mind, I designed this rhyme
To remind myself how
I tried so hard
In spite of the way you were mocking me
Acting like I was part of your property
Remembering all the times you fought with me
I’m surprised it got so (far)
Things aren’t the way they were before
You wouldn’t even recognize me anymore
Not that you knew me back then
But it all comes back to me
In the end

You kept everything inside and even though I tried, it all fell apart
What it meant to me will eventually be a memory of a time when…

I tried so hard
And got so far
But in the end
It doesn’t even matter
I had to fall
To lose it all
But in the end
It doesn’t even matter

I’ve put my trust in you
Pushed as far as I can go
For all this
There’s only one thing you should know
I’ve put my trust in you
Pushed as far as I can go
For all this
There’s only one thing you should know

I tried so hard
And got so far
But in the end
It doesn’t even matter
I had to fall
To lose it all
But in the end
It doesn’t even matter

Posting it for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday.

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Love Don’t Die

I dont remember when I came across this song. But the first time I heard it I loved it and once I saw the video, liked it more 🙂 It is a love song, but with a little rock feel to it. If you see the video and if you have ever watched Vampire Diaries, you will see Caroline in it. And the guy who comes to her rescue ? Looks like he is her husband in real life. How cute!
With the hope you are able to see the video, enjoy the song.

Lyrics from A-Z Lyrics

If I know one thing, that’s true
It ain’t what you say, it’s what you do
And you don’t say much, yeah, that’s true
But I listen when you do

A thousand years go by
But love don’t die

If I know one thing, that’s true
It’s that I’m never leaving you
And you don’t say much, yeah, that’s true
But I lose it when you do

Don’t let them tell no lie
Love don’t die

No matter where we go
Or even if we don’t
And even if they try
They’ll never take my body from your side
Love don’t die

If there is one thing, that’s true
It’s not what I say, it’s what I do
And I say too much, yeah, that’s true
So just listen to what I do

A thousand years go by
But love don’t die

No matter where we go
Or even if we don’t
And even if they try
They’ll never take my body from your side
Love don’t die

She can break it up
She can burn it down
You can box it in
Bury it in the ground
You can close it off
And turn it away
Try to keep it down,
Six feet in the ground

But love don’t die

No matter where we go
Or even if we don’t
And even if they try
They’ll never take my body from your side
Love don’t die

No matter where we go
Or even if we don’t
I’d like to watch them try
They’ll never take my body from your side
Love don’t die

Posted for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday