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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