Random Music Moment #154

This is positively awful!   I abhor this piece of music!  (Scuse my language, I’ve been reading a book set in the Victorian Era).

But jokes aside, I do dislike (not really, I love it too much to hate it, then again I love it so much I hate it?) this piece of fabulous music to a certain degree because I found it while I was looking for study music to study with!  Instead, I became captivated with this song, and wanted nothing more than to  share it!

There something very hauntingly epic about this, and while it did little to egg me on in concentration, it did steal my attention and hold me captive for the duration of the song.

Blood Red Roses by C21 FX 

 

Random Music Moment #153

This is well and truly a very random music moment. First off, MERRY CHRISTMAS (or HAPPY HOLIDAYS to those who don’t celebrate christmas–though I don’t really celebrate Christmas in the traditional sense, rather Christmas to me is about family getting together and having a good time (sorry big man, you weren’t in the forefront of my mind)).  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, and if not, were out enjoying the boxing day sales/sales after christmas the day/s after.  I celebrated christmas with the classic family bbq!

Second, I went and saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens last week and am now in SUCH a spin, I can’t even get it out of my head.  To be honest, I really want to go see it again, even though I felt like there were so many things shoved into it, and there were so many unanswered questions, and I LOVED IT.  I can’t wait until the next one comes out, and pray so hard that it’ll be soon! (Though I think it’s set for end of 2016, start of 2017 or something?)

Third, today’s random music moment.  I caught it while they were playing on the Morning Show (I think that’s right since it’s a little late in the day for it to be Sunrise lol).  I don’t know what it is about this song, but I loved it the instant I heard it.  So here, to you, I share with you this random music moment! Enjoy!

Roads by Lawson

Random Music Moment #152

Whoa….They changed the style of wordpress again since the last time I was on here.  Ugh.  Again, I am so sorry for disappearing.  I have been at uni, working on my thesis (WHICH btw is going at a snail’s pace, I’m working on my intro–not the best place to start, but a place–and I’m only up 500 words of well, I won’t lie, but rubbish.  I’m not happy with it, but at least I’m trying.  If I can write something than the second draft will be clearer), working on my writing project for the Nanowrimo (really wanted to write this, but also involves so much research), and trying my best to keep up reading (I really want to read right now, and I’m making the best use of this desire as much as possible!)

However, I am here, for now!  You know, I hope, that I would never abandon my readers. I’ve never liked the idea of starting something and then not finishing.  My blog is here to stay and unless I plan to close up shop, I’ll be here.

And now down to business!

Today’s random music moment is actually a song I’d heard a while back.  I meant to blog about it earlier but of course, since I had no time, I didn’t.  However, I do really like this artist. Not only is she Australian, she’s really young, and I think, if she works really hard, she can be the next Jessica Mauboy.  I hope so, she has a nice quality to her voice!  Plus I like her newest single.  I think this kind of style really suits her.  (But really, my favourite performance from her was last year when she performed Titanium.)

Forever Young by Marlisa.

 

And her performance of Titanium last year:

 

Random Music Moment #151

I think it’s obvious why I chose this song today—it’s been stuck in my head!  It’s only stuck there because it’s on a cancer council ad calling for a girls night out to help raise money for the cause; a very admirable cause indeed.  I love the light feeling of the lyrics–I like the happy images that come into my head.  I’ve always been one to believe in being friends forever regardless of the highs or lows, or when we see each other.

And as we all know I know nothing about the technicalities of music, but, well, I just really love how the tone (?) seems to rise as the song goes on, so becomes more and more powerful, and well, for me, the feelings just really swell up and I kind of wish I played this song on my graduation day a few months back!

Today’s random music moment is:  Graduation Song by Vitamin C

Random Music Moment #150

Today’s random music moment is from one of my favourite Australian Artists!  Even though I don’t regularly listen to her, I remember the year she came runner up in Australian Idol, and over the years, I can’t help but say ‘she’s doing astonishingly well for herself’.  In many ways she inspires me, not to be a singer of course (because who  knows how terrible my singing has gotten since I stopped doing school choir back in primary school), but to build my own career and to chase my dreams.  The hardest thing is chasing dreams, but watching her journey from that small Alice Springs girl auditioning for Australian Idol to seeing her at Eurovision and on X-Factor, just a super Australian Star, it’s VERY inspiring.  I love her just for that, and therefore, today’s random music moment is This Ain’t Love by Jessica Mauboy.  It’s a pretty catchy song, and I love how she sings the chorus.  I kept hearing it on tv for ages, but it wasn’t until she performed as a guest star on x-factor did I realise it was a Jessica Mauboy song!!! (It’s also the theme song for the Quantico drama promo down here.)

Random Music Moment #149

I’m so sorry for disappearing again!!  This week has been hectic, and until the Friday coming, I will be awol again!  That’s the first reason for my lack of post in the last few days.  My other reason is that I’ve been wanting so badly to blog about this particular song from a particular tv ad, which admittedly, when I first saw the ad, I did not make a note of what it was advertising, hence why I had to wait until I caught the ad again in order to know what to look up!  But lucky me!  Today I happen to catch it right on time.  And I never expected it to be a Subway ad…still, the song caught my attention, and I like the upbeat, proactive, sunny kind of feeling I get from the song!  (Unfortunately, it won’t be getting me to buy subway anytime soon, but I sure don’t mind listening to the song again.)

Today’s Random Music Moment is It’s a Beautiful Day by Tim Morrison–Enjoy!

Random Music Moment #148

Fem power!  Today’s Random Music Moment is all about the females!  Actually I had this song bookmarked and saved to my Youtube playlist–Things to Blog About–for a long time, and I’ve never really got around to blogging about it.  I remember the first time I encountered this song.  I was bored, sitting in front of the tv, pretty much just working on my laptop, while sort of paying attention to the tv.  And you know how you’re not really paying attention, yet because you’re the only one in the room, therefore you are the one in control of the tv so you have it on anyway because these days sitting in silence is like the most unforgivable thing to do in the world?  Well yeah, that was my night was like, and since I didn’t want to sit in silence with only the sound of keys tapping away breaking the silence every once in a while, I had the tv on.  The sound was on low, so as not to overwhelm me, and like most nights, there was nothing interesting on tv so I left it on Britain’s Got Talent (I do believe that’s what I had it on lol).  I figured, why not?  There’s probably an interesting act to distract me, maybe an act performing a favourite song of mine, or something to laugh at.

It was also the grand final episode too, and you know how they have those interval performances?  Well Little Mix happened to be one of those acts.  And they were performing Salute, which totally captivated me.  I mean I always love a good, strong song about girl power.  And this song is definitely one of those!  Granted, I’m not a huge Little Mix fan, not because I don’t think they’re great or anything, but I’m more of an alternative rock person (as well as someone who loves instrumental/soundtrack/composition music) so that’s why.  But then again, it’s not as though I don’t end up loving random songs that pop into my head/catch my attention for whatever reason!

Therefore, below is today’s random music moment:  Salute by Little Mix.

Random Music Moment #147

Today’s Random Music Moment is Fearless by Taylor Swift.  I chose song mainly for it’s title.  “Fearless”.  I’m not usually a listener of Taylor Swift’s music, though I have nothing against and she is one of the world’s biggest pop stars.  And truthfully, I like watching her in the media, and think she’s done are really good job, and really well for herself.  Why I chose her song Fearless today isn’t because it was stuck in my head.  It isn’t because I randomly heard it somewhere either.  Rather, I was looking for anthem that will help me defeat my fears right now.  Well, not really defeat my fears, since while I am afraid, so deathly afraid that I’ll fail miserably, I needed something to remind me.  In her song, Taylor Swift is singing about a guy who makes her feel ‘fearless’.

For me, it’s not about a guy.

For me, it’s about my career.  My future.  Tomorrow.

I see it all in front of me, and all these pathways from my past have converged at my current point, exceeded me and placed so many more options in front of me.  They are extending bright colourful, rainbow bridges, and bridges in front of me.

During my undergrad studies (I’m currently postgrad at the moment) I never really had a notion of the distant future.  Sure I knew what I wanted, sure I knew where I wanted to go and how I wanted to live the future.  I want what everyone wants:  To Be Happy.  Easy.  Not so easy.  What would make me happy?  I knew and I didn’t know.  I wanted to study linguistics–specifically cultural linguistics, so that’s what the area I studied in for my bachelors.  And then I knew what I wanted to do after.  And I knew where I wanted to go.  But now that I’m here, my breath is fogging up the glass that I’m looking out.  It’s like I’ve been locked in a little room with no windows, and plenty of wall space to scribble on for a long time and books on shelves to explore and formulate the theoretical world.  Yes, there was so much for me learn, yes I was using what I was learning, but at that point, within that little room, do you really actually see beyond that narrow space?  How I got into that room, hadn’t always been entirely my choice.  I had chosen it, picked what I wanted to do in uni, and went.  I also went there because it was expected of me.  I was determined to appease my parents, and also, appease myself.  Their dream for me, became mine.  Even if I have my own other dreams to fulfil.

And then suddenly my time in the box ended, the minute I passed that milestone in my life and I held a bachelors–a window appeared, giving a peek outside.  And I suddenly see everything.   I see the pathways my time in the box has afforded me, and I don’t regret anything.  Everything outside that little box is so much more vibrant, sparkling, and dazzling than I remembered it before I entered the box.  Before I was exposed to knowledge.  I am beginning a new stage in my journey, embarking on a new pathway, and it’s scary.  I’m standing at the window.  I’ve already pushed it open, and I’m looking out to the colourful bridges, and some are dull, pulling at me, telling me to take that path.  But it’s not the one I want, even though it’s a necessity to deal with.  The one I want is right in front of me, and it’s the most dazzling.  From it, there are so many other pathways that split from this one path, and I know this is the one I want.  But even though I know this is the one I want, I am afraid.

I am not in a box anymore with four bare walls to scribble on and a bookshelf of books to tell me things.  I am standing at the bridge that will take me to the other side.  I won’t be ‘just’ the reader anymore.  I’ll be the writer of those books of knowledge too, if I take the dazzling pathway.  And it’s terrifying.  Who knows what would happen out there on the pathway?  Maybe I’ll be eaten by mistakes, swallowed by my own quietness, chewed up and spat out for being too hasty and careless in what I do.  And yet, I want this so much, it’s slowly making me fearless.  Because you can’t be afraid if you want to achieve something meaningful; if you want to do the one thing you want.  You can’t let your fear take a hold of you and sweep you away on a harsh current.   You can’t let all those insignificant black box ideas tell you that you can’t step onto the dazzling pathway.

You have to be Fearless.  And as they say, take life by the balls.  Taylor Swift sure did in her song!–it was right, so why not?

Random Music Moment #145

I have been obsessed with epic music lately.  I’m not sure why, but I guess this one has been striking the heart profoundly lately!  Called Never Surrender by Phantom Power Music, for some things I just don’t want to give up.  And lately, that’s two things.  One is the direction of my career, and the other, well 😉 that remains to be seen.

Enjoy today’s Random Music Moment!  (I intend to not let the weather get to me either–with it being absolutely freezing and wet, completely dampening my days and making me want to stay in bed all day which I can’t because there’s just so much to do sometimes!)

Random Music Moment #143

This song is my random music moment because of its title.

I can always do with something about ‘Dreams’.  Plus, I like what I hear, and its Bastile featuring Gabrielle Aplin

Random Music Moment #142

I never knew this was a Simon & Garfunkel song, but when I found out I was shocked…turns out I’ve been in love with a few of their songs for as long as I can remember, but never knew who sung them!

 

Today’s Random Music Moment is Sound of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel:

Random Music Moment #141

Of late, I’ve been in the mood for something more instrumental.  And while I was looking around Goodreads, I noticed this song that had been posted as a theme song for an original character.  I clicked the link became absorbed, then went with the flow on youtube and started clicking all the suggested videos on the side, and boy was it like I hit the treasure spot!  Anyway, the one that has me hooked lately is Life goes on by Florian Blur and it sounds like the most accurate soundtrack for my life right at this moment.  Even if I’m stuck in the middle of one place and another, I can’t just stay still.  Life goes on no matter what, waiting can wait until my last days, until then, I want to be doing something, so I do.  In the midst of waiting to find out if I can indeed get an offer for postgrad, and putting in job applications, I am also filling up my time working on an academic journal article (my first! but also the thing that’s got me on my toes because I do and don’t know where to begin) AND enjoying my personal writing project and art/design/hobbyist project.  One of which is here (the Curse Mark) while the other is on my deviantART and is essentially my interpretation of the Tarot cards.  I’ve always wanted to do one of those!

Random Music Moment #139

I heard this song while I was shopping in Daiso (it’s this Japanese branded store where everything is AUD$2.80) and staring at all the cute stationary (really, they have such adorable stationary, I just droolllllllll) listening casually to the music overhead.  Sometimes it’s a whole playlist of songs sung in English, and in particular, songs one of my best friends know and love.  But that day, the music was pretty much all Asian related.  Since I was in one of my good moods, a few songs stuck in my head.  One of them was this one by Block B.  To be honest, it’s not my favourite song ever, but at that particular moment, I was caught up in the song….

Today’s Random Music Moment is Very Good by Block B.

Random Music Moment #138

This song has been stuck in my head for days.  Even though I love it, I actually don’t entirely love the stage performance.  Is it strange that I think this song sounds better in my head after I’ve heard it?  🙂 haha, well, today’s Random Music Moment is Miracle by Paula Seling & Ovi (Performed in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014).

Which reminds me, I’m really excited for this year’s Eurovision!

Random Music Moment #137

Today’s random music moment is Ticking Bomb by Aloe Blacc which I heard while watching The Expendables 3.  And yes, I’m kind of a sucker for old style action movies full of plenty of big explosive scenes and bullets being fired out of machine guns and wicked awesome looking guns that result in a thousand pointless deaths even if it kind of looks really cool.  I grew up watching Arnold Schwarzenegger after all, Terminator 2 and Kindergarten Cop are a few of my favourite movies (even if sometimes when I watch movies where he’s not an emotionless cyborg, I think he’s really…not that great an actor).  So I can’t really not watch a good action movie.  Anyway moving back to the point, I chose Ticking Bomb as today’s Random Music Moment, because it was a song that really got me into the movie (well kinda, since I think I was distracted by the fact that it reminded me of the song that they use on the tourist ad for Adelaide and the Barossa Valley — which honestly, was a really awesome ad, totally made me want to go there even though I don’t really like South Australia much).

Random Music Moment #136

Inspired by the most recent event in all our lives: the coming and passing of the New Year, I wanted to share a Random Music Moment that I think you should all be familiar with.  Auld Lang Syne performed by Lea Michele in the movie, New Year’s Eve. It’s a little bit late, but here it is!

Random Music Moment #135

Another Christmas song from a movie, this time, from Love Actually.  Billy Mack performing Christmas Is All Around.

Random Music Moment #134

For old times sake, and for those who were around when  Mean Girls was popular lol:  Jingle Bell Rock performed by Lindsey Lohan, Amanda Seyfried, Rachel McAdams, and Lacey Chabert.  In celebration for Christmas coming :).

Random Music Moment #133

So this is a very belated RMM, however, it was perhaps one of the most touching songs I’ve heard in a while.  I really love the lyrics, and the story that’s being told.  And well, it helps that the artist’s are such young people.  Still, one of my favourite songs and acts to ever come out of a talent show:  Bars and Melody performing Hopeful.

Random Music Moment #132

IT’s OUT.  Justice Crew’s new single, which I blogged a preview about perhaps a month ago, and now, I can blog about it properly!  Because I just really love the lyrics!

 

Today’s RMM as you can guess is Que Sera by Justice Crew!

 

 

The original blog post and the preview: {Here}