I love music, it definitely can change my mood. Halloween music can definitely get me in the mood of Halloween, and Samhain type Celtic music, makes me feel humbled, and that I should do more to honour those who have passed. Now I was thinking of doing my 5 favourite Halloween and 5 favourite Samhain…But I think I might stick with Samhain, for the moment. Everyone else will probably do a Halloween one anyway, lol
This probably my most favorite one…I even have it on my ipod…The Spiral Dance
If you haven’t heard this one, this one makes me feel wicked, but in a good way.
Lisa Thiel is a well known Celtic and Pagan genre type singer
I want to change this post a little this week. Over this week, I was listening to some songs that make me nostalgic for how I think my country used to be, and how it should be.
Music is a different form of communication, it can make us feel so many different ways. It can invoke emotions that we sometimes forget are there. What I am going to do this week, is post five songs that make me “sappy” for my country, Australia. When I hear these songs, it reminds me that there is something beautiful still in my country.
I would LOVE for you all to either pingback five songs of your own, that represent your country to you. Doesn’t matter why. If you don’t want to do a whole post, then please post in the comments, the songs you think represent your country to you. If it’s your country’s anthem, go for it!
When I was in America, I sometimes would listen to this one song on repeat:
Christine Anu My Island Home – Uploaded by: muzicanoz
I mean, everyone and anyone whose anyone, thinks this should be Australia’s National Anthem:
I still call Australia home- Peter Allen – Uploaded by: Tassie TV
You are very much missed Peter Allen ❤ ❤ ❤
This one, speaks a lot about what’s wrong with Australia. Especially with the treatment of Australian Aboriginal People. You can’t have the good without the bad. On a funnier side, this is the video that made a lot of men scared of Peter Garrett, because of his dancing, haha.
Midnight Oil – Beds Are Burning Uploaded by: Midnight Oil
Seriously, is there anything better than indigenous (of any culture) music?
Do you have any IDEA how hard it is, to pick just 5 songs? lol … I do HAVE to include “the voice” though, lol
John Farnham – You’re the Voice (Official Video) Uploaded by:
Extremely honorable mentions:
Not expected mentions:
Look … I know AC/DC, Kylie Minogue, INXS, etc. Are Australian bands/singers, do they have songs that make me think “Australia”. That’s fine. This isn’t a list of what Australian bands and singers are my favourite. These are a list of songs, that make me think Australia and make me love Australia. Not sorry, but Kylie Minogue doesn’t have one, lol.
I was listening to ANOTHER cover song/remix of a song I love, but did not enjoy it again. I was with my mum at the time. We started talking about how few songs there are, that we enjoy, that are covers or remixes. So I thought that I would post my Top 5 of what I consider to be the “best”. Mainly because I don’t have many, lol.
In no particular order…
Couldn’t have a list about covers and remixes without this one, I like it more than the original:
“Got My Mind Set on You” was the last song by a Beatle to top the Billboard Hot 100, but the song itself wasn’t actually written by a Beatle. It was written by Rudy Clark in 1962, and it was James Ray’s jazzy version that Harrison encountered during a (pre-Beatlemania) visit to the US in 1963. More than two decades later, an off-the-cuff remark from “Dream Weaver” singer Gary Wright about “Got My Mind Set on You” recalled the older song to Harrison.
I was just thinking over the last couple of days, I don’t think that many from my generation 40 and below, have ever really had to protest before. I think of the protests that we’ve had over the years, I wonder if part of the reason why they don’t seem so effective is because we just don’t know how to.
Then again, I also think we live in a different state of the world. The last “great” protest I’m thinking of, are those against the Vietnam War, but then again, a lot of them protested against the soldiers, just doing their jobs and not necessarily the war themselves.
Before that was maybe Martin Luther King Jr and that Civil Rights March. Which is probably the most “famous” of them all. However, I am sure for different people, there are “great” protests that I am not even aware of.
I can’t help but think, we protest these days, because stupid people and “deaf” politicians, just are not listening to the Science, the Health or Medical professionals. We’re not protesting, because of the Government being wrong. We protest because they wont listen. Protests are done to make people feel uncomfortable, which some do. At the vigil for Sarah Everard, there were quiet a few signs that said “TERFs’ not welcomed here”. The TERFs were not happy, lol.
There must be a in-between that my generation is just missing out on?
Like, if the stupid politicians, and the bigots have social media to echo themselves. They’re not going to listen to a protest. Even though most, if not all, the time. The “lefties” and the “liberal bleeding hearts” always out-number the bigots.
We are the generation that need to come up with a new way to protest. Show the numbers, march, but show them on social media too. Start “hitting” those bigots mid way through their echo. Sometimes protesting on social media does actually work. As an example, a lot of businesses these days will listen to the people saying they wont buy from their business, as their advertisements come up on, say, Fox News. There a few twitter accounts, dedicated to letting the general public know which advertisers are advertising where.
I have no idea where you’d start with that though!lol
… Being a white European in a country, that has been colonised and saying to other people who want to live in your white European colonised country. That they have to abide by OUR culture. Completely and utterly forgetting that if they want to abide by the actual cultural of that country, that means abiding by the culture of the Indigenous cultures that are still (luckily) there.
Also, how are they not adhering to the “Australian” culture? They’ve come from a foreign land, according to WS, they’re taking over…So again, exactly what the white Europeans did to the Aboriginal people. Refuse to learn the language (according to them) How many Aboriginal languages do they know? (The answer is none) And the Chinese are throwing money where they see problems, just like the white Europeans did to the Aboriginal people’s when they created welfare. They also want to stick to their own Religion, just like the white Europeans did and did not conform to the Aboriginals Stories, at all. These foreigners are very much adhering to Australian “Culture” by all accounts really.
Now this is a map showing which Aboriginal Tribe were in which areas. I have been trying to find one that I can actually read, lol.
I am DETERMINED this Pride to write only positive posts when I write about the LGBTQIA. You all know how horrible it’s been lately. I don’t need to continually remind you, haha
I will be putting them under my Category of Blog Challenges. Because the world is being horrible to the LGBTQIA community. It feels like a challenge, to get through all the mud and the horribleness and find positive things. Because there really are!
What better way than to start with my favourite Drag Queen, who is my non-family favourite Drag Queen, haha
Alaska Thunderfuck – ROY G BIV BBT (Official Music Video)
I love a good musical! I love it even more when I see a good adaption of that musical. Like with books and movies, there’s nothing like a good adaptions of one!
Number one for me is “Phantom of the Opera“
It’s been a book, a musical and a movie … and I have loved them all! It actually has been the only silent film, I have ever watched and I can totally understand why ladies were fainting in the cinema’s. I swear I had my first nightmare after watching it. But what a amazing treat to be able to watch it!
I just felt really odd, posting a song the day after I posted 5 for one challenge, and then it didn’t feel right on ANZAC Day.
Day 24 – A song by a band that you wished were still together
I was oohhhing and arrring about this one. However, whenever there songs come on the radio, I know the words and all the dance moves. So…fight me! Also three of them are coming out here later in the year. I am SO getting tickets, even if my favourite isn’t coming, lol
Day 25 – A song you like by a artist no longer living
Isn’t the world a sadder place for having lost him. Also kind of ironic since it gets dark here now at 6pm. Yes, the Beatles sing it, but it’s George’s song!
George Harrison – Here comes the Sun
Day 26 – A song that makes you want to fall in love
So I am already in love, however! I want into my YouTube playlist of what I named “Someone or Something” It reminds me of someone … or … something … haha. What it also has though is a lot of lovey dovey songs, that I love listening to whenever I’m falling in love =D Also though I know what movie this belongs too…But try not to judge, I love the song, not the movie, lol
Love Me Like You Do – Song by Ellie Goulding, Video from the movie “50 Shades of Grey”.
A lot of the love songs I really love, are from movies I really dislike, haha.