30 day song challenge 21-30

day 21 – a song you listen to when you’re happy – Bubble toes by Jack Johnson / This whole album has full of happy memories as we bought it when on the road working in North Queensland packing mangoes. I also love listening to this album when I paint, it’s just so happy 🙂
day 22- a song you listen to when you’re sad – Why does my soul feel so bad by Moby / I discovered the power of this lamenting song when I had some inconsolable heart ache quite a few years ago. The song seems to sooth the pain in a way I just can’t explain.
day 23 – a song that you want to play at your wedding – Get up offa  that thing by James Brown / well, I am already married and I can proudly announce that this James Brown classic was our bridal waltz!!
day 24 – a song that you want to play at your funeral – Amazing Grace bag pipes / oh so stirring and powerful and hopefully will put a chill up everyone’s spine and make everyone bawl their eyes out!!!!! Yes, I want people to feel strong emotions at my funeral and then afterwards play a happy song , love each other and remember what was important to me!!
day 25 – a song that makes you laugh – Anything from Bob Downe!! Yeh yeh!!! / Bob just makes me laugh every time!!!!
day 26 – a song that you can play on an instrument Jesus never threw the first stone by Tamar Stanford/ Yes I chose my own song. I really don’t play the guitar all that well even my own song, my husband made it sound better!!!
day 27 – a song that you wish you could play –  After all these years by Silver chair/ I really love the complicated sound of this song. It’s not to easy to sing and I’m sure it would be a bit tricky to play. I love the result!!!
day 28 – a song that makes you feel guilty – Maxine by Sharon O’Neill / this may seem like a strange choice but there is a reason. This song came out when I was a kid, back then I was very selective about who I spoke to. I came across as a very ignorant child but most of the time it was just good discernment. On one occasion when I refused to speak to (in my mind at the time) a scary adult the person said to me “what’s wrong with you?? Cat got your tongue??” So after that every time I heard this song which has the line “cat got your tongue” I would feel incredibly guilty about being an ignorant child!!!!….gosh, that was long-winded!!!
day 29- a song from your childhood –  Butterfly ball by Roger Glover / Now this one takes me back, it was one of many songs that were used as a fill in between shows on the ABC. I fondly recall The Goodies  as a part of this nice memory…..I miss those days!!!
day 30- your favorite song at this time last year – Winter winds by Mumford & Sons / Did this song come out last year???? I’m getting older (notice how I didn’t say “I’m getting old”) it would seem time goes so fast as when I was younger I could tell you exactly what my favorite song was this time last year!!!

30 day song challenge 11-20

I’m still enjoying the 30 day song challenge, here is the next 10!

  • day 11 – a song from your favorite band – My Happiness by Powderfinger / I’ve liked this band for some years now and have gladly enjoyed listening to them over the years. I think in a lot of their songs they were speaking my language and I always enjoy the poetic words coupled with emotive melodies!!
  • day 12 – a song from a band you hate –  Gold digger by Kanye West ft. Jamie Foxx / I think hate is too strong, I don’t Hate Kanye West, he can’t help it if he acts like a knob!!!….any way I actually loooove this song so funky, come on lets dance!!!!
  • day 13 – a song that is a guilty pleasure – Mind your own Business by Willie Nelson / some things should just remain private and only shared to someone trustworthy…lol
  • day 14 – a song that no one would expect you to love-  I can be your hero by Enrique Iglesias / Please don’t judge me but I can’t help singing  along to this whenever I hear it…. especially when there are people around…and especially in a dramatic hammed up way!!!!!!!
  • day 15 – a song that describes you – Oh happy Day by Elvis Presley / When I gave my heart to the Lord He gave me a gift of Joy. No matter what happens in my life it’s still a happy day…….even after 22yrs of knowing Jesus!!!
  • day 16 – a song you used to love but now hate – Electric blue by Icehouse / I can’t say that I hate this song but it doesn’t have the same enjoyment factor as it had while I was a teenager back in the 80’s!
  • day 17 – a song you hear often on the radio – There’s something in the water by Brooke Fraser / I love this song, however when I do hear this song it seems to stay in my head for the whole day.
  • day 18 – a song you wish you heard on the radio – Girl you’ll be a women soon by Urge Overkill / An old Neil Diamond classic that I like to listen to while painting. This version is brilliant and is featured in one of my favorite films!
  • day 19 – a song from your favorite album – Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen from A night at the Opera!! /How hard was it to choose!!! so many great albums that I love but I decided with “The night at the opera” as it was one of the first albums I truly loved and listened to every night on cassette when going to bed!!!….every night ppl!!!! every night!!
  • day 20 – a song you listen to when you’re angry – You got nothing I want by Cold Chisel / I really don’t listen to music when I’m angry so I chose a song full of aggression that I loved as a child!! I was such a quite and peaceful child but when I first heard this song it just blew me away I was about 10!!

30 day song challenge 1-10

I’ve decided to do the 30 day song challenge on facebook and I’m finding a very interesting exercise to do. here are challenges and my song choices. I’ve broken up the challenge by 10’s!!!

  • day 01 – your Favorite song – Pick you up by Powderfinger/ I’ve loved this song the moment I heard it and I never tire of it. It’s such a simple song yet it strikes me in the heart!!!!!
  • day 02- your least favorite song- The Helen Keller song / who cares who wrote it, I hate it and have a very powerful negative response to it. It’s such a pathetic message using disability to describe someone wanting to get their rocks off!!!!……..I hate it!!!!!…btw I’m not even bothering with a link for this song!!
  • day 03- a song that makes you happy- Feeling Groovy by Simon and Garfunkel / oh such a happy little ditty, I can remember a time of stress in my life where I really needed to slow down and this was the song that I kept singing to myself!!!! 🙂
  • day 04 -a song that makes you sad – Forever Autumn by Justin Hayward / a song from War of the Worlds a total classic!!!! Full of sad emotion, love it!!
  • day 05 -a song that reminds you of someone – The Queen and the Soldier by Suzanne Vaga / this amazing song reminds me of my bff Amanda. She used to always play this on her guitar for us and we’d all be in awe listening!!!!
  •  day 06 – a song that reminds you of  somewhere –  What the world needs now by Burt Bacharach / How can I not share this story? There is fancy toilet in Toowoomba that is electronic and speaks order’s to you like “now put your hands under the water faucet” and when you’re sitting on the toilet you are pleasured with the tunes of Burt Bacharach!!!!!…I can not listen to this song without thinking of that toilet in Toowoomba!!!!
  • day 07 – a song that reminds you of a certain event – Under pressure by David Bowie and Queen / When I gave birth to my Son the radio was playing, I remember a few of the songs that the playing but this one seemed the most apt to choose!!! It’s a lot of pressure to push a baby out!!!!!!
  • day 08 – a song that you know all the words to- Doctor who by Doctorin’ the Tardis / Well the reason this song got chosen is simply because I’m totally crap at remembering song lyrics!!!!…enough said!!!
  • day 09 – a song that you can dance to – Come on Children by the Small Faces / this one is a very hard one. Perhaps the rule should say a song I can’t dance too. So in keeping with the rule I have chosen this rockin song by the Small Faces!!!
  • day 10 -a song that makes you fall asleep to – The Lonely Shepard by Gheorghe Zamfir / Well I really can’t say this song makes me want to fall asleep but it’s very soothing, relaxing and quite haunting….oooohhh I love it it’s beautiful!!!

Blogging ideas

I’ve been having lots of fun with the 30 day song challenge and I’ve come to realise that it’s a great platform to lauch interesting writing idea’s. For instance, day 4 had me thinking of a sad song but I couldn’t choose just one so I wrote a blog about all the sad songs. I now  feel inspired to write more on the topic of a sad song and I can see how one idea spawns a whole bunch of other ideas.

Tomorrow I’m to share a song that reminds me of someone. The song I’ve chosen reminds me of my best friend which then leads me to write about  all of our fun laughing adventures we had together (usually sipping tea at 4am in the morning).

If you have a writer’s block then I suggest giving the 30 song challenge ago, even if it’s to just to inspire idea’s. It has certainly got me thinking and on a  roll. I wrote in a previous blog about when writer’s block strikes what can be done to overcome it. I hope somehow this helps spark some ideas for anyone who is struggling to write their next post?

Happy blogging!!!

A Fest of sad songs!!!

I’ve decided to do the 30 day song challenge on Facebook and I’ve been going through the rules having a big think about which songs to choose on a particular day. On the 4th day the rule is a song that makes you sad. I didn’t realise this but there are a lot of songs out there that make me sad and I really like them all.

It was really hard to choose so I thought I’d write a blog to mention just a few of the songs that reach deep down and make me have sad feelings.

Angie by the Rolling Stones

Lightning Crashes by Live

Burn Anastasia ft Ben Moony

Behind blue eyes Limp Bizkit

Vincent (starry starry night) Don McLean

Mr Bojangles Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Cats in the Cradle  Harry Chapin

Time in a bottle Jim Croce

Forever Autumn Justin Hayward

I hope I never Split Enz