Aug 10, 2010

The Music In My Life

Does music affect you or influence you as much as it does in my life?  The BlogDumps Top Sites Tuesday theme this week is about music and the influence it has on us.

I love to write about the music in my life - as well as by other forms of art.  Art, in my opinion, is the universal language of mankind.  Through it we express our thoughts, ideas, feelings.  The musical art form is one of the most entertaining forms of expression but also one that captivates our emotions very easily. It also helps us express those feelings when we just can't find the right words to say.

I love music!!!  I think I have a theme song for practically every major event of my life - seriously!  There was "Everything I Do (I Do It For You)" from Bryan Adams when I realized the love of my life (now my husband) was the real thing; "Nothing Else Matters" by Metallica when I'm mad about the way I've been treated (face it, we've all been there); "Yellow Submarine" by the Beatles for those times I just want to feel imaginative; "Lean On Me" by Bill Withers for moments I just want to be there for a friend or family member.  I could go on and on...

Then again, specific songs remind me various points in my life.  For instance, when I hear Madonna's Like A Virgin album, my mind wanders back in time to my high school days.  I was in high school when Madonna released that album and became a major singing sensation.  (Madonna's a gutsy gal who worked hard to get where she is today and I really dig that!)

High school was also the time that my girl friends and I were so into Duran Duran.  I remember having great admiration for Nick Rhodes, the band's keyboardist.  I just thought he had the most amazing talent - plus he was one of a few males who I thought looked really attractive wearing eyeliner (lol!).

Nick Rhodes is the one second to the right.

After high school, I moved back to the US and started listening to more mainstream rock.  MTV was becoming hugely popular and so was Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar On Me"...whoot whoo, Joe Elliott!  I even got to see Def Leppard some years later (1992) in Champaign, Illinois.  I was also engrossed in Heart's 1985 album simply titled HEART.  I loved those videos they made for "Never" and "These Dreams".

And guess what?  I'm going to see HEART this Friday night.  I won two Gold Circle seat tickets to their concert courtesy of the Virginia Gazette.  How cool is that?!  Wow, I'm getting really excited now.  I don't think I can write anymore tonight... ;)

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AngelBaby said...

Liggy you are just adorable! So many wonderful songs that I remember so well. I hope you have a marvelous time at the concert!

Here's your click .........

Love and Blessings,

Liggy said...

Thanks, Angelbaby. I will definitely enjoy it...I hope I can get some decent pictures to remember the show by.

Claudya said...

I love Madonna music. For me, one of the best female singer at these days. Even she´s 50 years, who cares! Good music don´t have age. xoxo

Liggy said...

I agree, I think her music has improved over the years.

Wolfbernz said...

Hi Liggy,

Metallica's Nothing Else Matter is definitely one of my favorites (I've seen them three times in concert and would see them again!)

It is neat how we can relate music with times in our lives!

Clicks For You!

Trina said...

Lovin' your music choices! I tend to sing "Yellow Submarine" in my head when I'm talking to someone who irritates me - the song totally blocks out what they're saying! Sometimes though, the head bobbing give's it away that I'm not really listening!

Some guys do look awful in eyeliner...

Happy Tuesday!

Nancy Cleveland said...

Hi, Liggy...sorry I'm a bit late, been reorganizing the house and trying to come to terms with Love your post and, to be honest, I can't imagine life without music. I just saw your comment on my blog and about your Mum...I'd probably wonder same as you... :-) I think Neil should have named it the Immigrant's Song (even if he did do "Coming To America" Clicks for you, girl! Enjoy the they will be selling their newly released (or new to be released CD...been a LONG time!)

oldereyes said...

Liggy -

Heart was a big favorite of mine ... Crazy on You being a my number one. Let us know how they sound.

Bud aka Older Eyes

One of The Guys said...

I love Heart! I always remember that rumor that they were involved with Charles Manson. But I still liked them.

Have a good time. Fun post!

Liggy said...

Thanks, Wolf! I haven't seen Metallica yet. They were in my area last year but it was the same night KISS performed and obviously, I was at the KISS concert! Oh well, I had a great time anyway!

Liggy said...

Trina...that's so funny!

Liggy said...

Crazy on You was one of my favorites, too! Oh, my! I didn't hear about the Charles Manson connection. That's kinda shocking. Maybe it's just hearsay? I still like their music anyway. They're very talented sisters!