Bagpipes – “Auld Lang Syne”

Not bad considering I haven’t picked up the pipes in 12 months…

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A Groovy Kind of Love – Phil Collins

Phil Collins, born 31 January, 1951 in London, England.  He started as a drummer for Genesis, and when Peter Gabriel left the band, he took lead vocals.

Let’s face it.  He can’t sing.  Well, he can, but he’s certainly not got the best voice.  However, ever since before I came in to this world, I was addicted to the sounds and voice of Genesis, and later, Phil Collins.

Their music was constantly playing whilst I was in my mothers’ womb, and right up until now, my dad still plays their music loudly.

If I had to pick just one song, that ever has existed, to be my favourite, it would have to be Phil Collins’ version of “Groovy Kind of Love”.  It literally gives me goosebumps, and more often than not, a tear to my eye, and I don’t even know why.

Here’s the lyrics – the video is below.

When I’m feeling blue, all I have to do
Is take a look at you, then I’m not so blue
When you’re close to me, I can feel your heart beat
I can hear you breathing near my ear
Wouldn’t you agree, baby you and me got a groovy kind of love

Anytime you want to you can turn me onto
Anything you want to, anytime at all
When I kiss your lips, ooh I start to shiver
Can’t control the quivering inside
Wouldn’t you agree, baby you and me got a groovy kind of love, oh

When I’m feeling blue, all I have to do
Is take a look at you, then I’m not so blue
When I’m in your arms, nothing seems to matter
My whole world could shatter, I don’t care
Wouldn’t you agree, baby you and me got a groovy kind of love
We got a groovy kind of love
We got a groovy kind of love, oh
We got a groovy kind of love

Day 5 – If music be the food of love…

For the past few days, I’ve been in a real ‘dancey’ mood.  I’ve had my music playing loudly from the car, and when I’m at home, it’s been playing through my laptop, or blaring out from the TV via xbox stream.  All I want to do is get up and dance, but I’ve not danced properly for many years.

I am a fan of many different types of music.

I enjoy listening to classical music, and not just for relaxation either.  I am a huge fan of Tchaikovskys’ 1812 Overture, and Offenbachs’ Orpheus in the Underworld suite.  There are so many lively pieces that I enjoy listening to, and a lot are film scores, such as the Lord of the Rings Suite, or the Harry Potter theme, ha ha.  Then we move in to my favourite…  ‘Clair de Lune’ by Debussy is such beautiful music.  This was the piece that my dad walked me down the aisle to.

I love classic rock, from the 70’s and 80’s.  The likes of ACDC, Genesis, Focus, Bon Jovi…

I love a lot of music from the 60’s, 70’s and 90’s…  I’m an 80’s child, so cheesy 80’s music is high on my list.  In fact, I have to say that in most cases, I would prefer to listen to 80’s pop than some of the ‘noise’ that is out today.  Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy some songs that are out today…

To give you a bit of an idea, I do like some of Lady Gagas’ more popular hits (Poker Face, Bad Romance, Telephone, Just Dance, Love Game); I like ‘Party Rock Anthem’ and ‘Sexy and I Know It’ by LMFAO;  I’m ashamed to say that I like ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ by One Direction (the only one I do like from them); I like a lot by Katy Perry…  At the moment I have two songs that I keep pressing the ‘repeat’ button on.  One is the new Lily Allen song, called ‘Air Balloon’, which I have been so kind to include here so you can listen away…  Please ignore the absolutely horrific video that goes with it!

And the other song that I am loving at the moment is called ‘Brave’ by Sara Bareilles.  I’ve also included the video here:

Let’s change direction again…  I also enjoy listening to Scottish folk music.  Listening to the Highland Bagpipes literally gives me goose bumps (in a good way), and I can actually play.  It’s a major passion of mine.  For the Scottish folk bands, I like Capercaillie, the Vatersay Boys, Runrig, Skerryvore and the Red Hot Chilli Pipers.  I’m also a huge fan of the Scots Dragoon Guards, and the Black Watch pipe band.

I have been to the Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo only twice, and I would practically kill to go again…  Ok, let’s not get carried away there, but I think the point is there.

I think that the only type of music that I can honestly put my hands up and say, “I don’t like it”, is those ‘screaming’ metal bands, if you know what I mean.

Music is very important.  There is too much TV, and gaming, going on at the moment, and I don’t think that it is right that music is being pushed to one side.

This post has been written, with love, whilst the TV has been on in the background…  With the music channel on ❤

Day 4 – This is crazy