Saturday, 15 June 2013

Stone Roses

Random street art (questionable) outside our flat!

T Shirt - Urban Outfitters, Jeans - Warehouse, Bag and Cardi - Vintage, Shoes - Topshop

I don't think I've ever really mentioned my love for music. 
Well, I'm obsessed with music. 
Have been for as long as I remember. 
In my opinion it shapes who we are (sometimes). Hearing a song can bring back a memory, whether it be sad, happy, emotional etc. For me, music creates associations with poignant moments in your life. I remember the first time I heard Michael Jackson, I would sit round my aunties house and beg for them to let me listen to the 'Bad' album, I could as long as I wore humungous earphones (this was back in the 80's don't forget, CD's were just getting popular and headphones were larger than life)I did, on repeat, with a smile on my face.
Discovering rock and roll music when my grandparents held monumental house parties back in the day. 
I remember dancing around in my parents living room to 80's pop music as my mom cleaned the house, bopping to Kylie & Jason, Alison Moyet, Paul McCartney, it was an eclectic mix. Every Christmas, my mom would dust off her Bing Crosby & Dean Martin records, yes records, and blast them for the month of December.
I pretty much remember episodes in life by music. I think it provides an anthem for life, you have your own personal sound track which evolves as you grow.
I got married to the beautiful song For Lovers by Peter Doherty, I'll always think of that when I hear the song. Music can be so beautiful. Musical Poetry.

Last weekend I got the chance to see one of my fave bands of all time, who until now, I have not had the chance to see live - the Stone Roses.
They were outstanding!
Nothing beats seeing your most loved musical hero's live and with other people who obsess over them as much as you do. Dancing with people you've never met, and will never see again, all singing every word to every song. Looking at each other when 'THE' song gets played, sheer elation passes through you all - it's the best feeling ever!

With Miles Kane (Arctic Monkey's) and Danny Murr (The Smiths) as the support acts, the day was filled with musical genius, I won't mention the catastrophe of Public Image with front man Johnny Rotten (shameful would be an understatement, stick to your butter adverts and leave the music to the experts Mr Rotten).

Fave Stone Roses song? Has to be I Wanna Be Adored.

Have you seen any bands recently, who floats your boat?

I'm getting excited about next week's music festival, Day & Night by the XX....stay tuned....

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