Thursday, November 20, 2008

Close to the edge

I terribly, terribly, terribly want to be the old me again.

Monday, November 10, 2008

VAC and his "Machine"

I can (and I do) listen to this song over and over and over...

Friday, November 07, 2008

Music matters

For all those who stood up and were counted
For all those for whom money was no motive
For all those for whom music was a message
I want to thank you

For making me
A little more sure
A little more wise
And courageous

You told me to look much further
You told me to walk much more
You told me that music matters
And to chase the dogs back from my door

I won’t stop here
I won’t be still until the sun sets
On us all..

Faithless, Music matters

I couldn’t have said it better myself :)

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

"I think I used to have a voice..."

Funny how little I need to be happy. Very little but we seem to pass each other. Very often it is a matter of circumstances. Or maybe the circumstances are right but I’m already tired to look.

A dear friend told me something a few days ago. “Be a bell”, he said, “don’t let your voice wither”. And I bit my tongue but it was senseless.

Monday, November 03, 2008

U2 3D: Mamma mia!

1987. Madonna is my role model and in my free time I try to copy the dance moves that I see in music videos. The TV shows a hideously looking ponytailed man singing “I still haven’t found what I’m looking for” which makes me furious because that video takes a TV time reserved for people more pleasing to the eye (like George Michael. Come on, I was 14!). I hated U2 at first. Or so I thought because a few months later a recording studio opened in town (back then it was impossible to find music) and the first album I ordered there was “The Joshua tree”. I was playing that album over and over and over again. I still think it’s one of the best albums ever. A few years later I developed a taste for “underground” music, I discovered NIИ and U2 became too big and powerful for my liking. I didn’t buy “How to dismantle an atomic bomb”-U2 were not anymore the band I fell in love with in ’87. Still I couldn’t miss the screening of “U2 3D”…and it was amazing! An hour and a half of total bliss! An almost authentic concert experience without the “pushy” side-effects. The sensation is sooooo real-I could almost taste the drops of sweat on Bono’s face :) The crowd was fantastic. I wanted to clap my hands after each song and when they waved goodbye there was that dreadful scream in my head “NOOOO! It can’t be over!”. The movie ended with probably the best love song ever written-“With or without you”. I cried. Edge’s guitar is heart-breaking. It was beautiful.