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Thomas Newman

I like that I am able to see the good things about certain situations…

Recently, I have rediscovered how to enjoy my own company again, to have the time for all the neglected favorite activities and people, to be inspired through good music and express myself in lyrics.. To rediscover all those things I enjoyed while being on my own.

I like that I feel inspired to be present, to be active, to enjoy myself and share favorite music!

A random talk made me remember Thomas Newman and why I’ve had his amazing sounds as essential part of my favorite relaxing playlist.. Once, when I could fall asleep only with relaxing music in my ears, Thomas Newman was my sweet transition to Dreamland..

Thomas Newman was also a name I have searched for, after seeing movies like American Beauty, City of Angels and Meeting Joe Black.. In fact, sounds were a major reason for me to love the movies themselves..

Here is a favorite..

A sweet

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New Year, New Love

 

Слушам си така любимата Conjure One – Premonition, която все още ми напомня за периода, в който преживявах Адам.

Oнези пролетни месеци във Варна, когато търсех утеха и спасение в нарочно затрупаното ежедневие и вечните партита през нощта.. Сякаш депресията не се усещаше така силно.. А и идеята, че той продължава да ме обича и че има надежда също ме крепеше от изпадане в бездната, където те отвежда осъзнатата жестока истина. Не исках да я призная тогава и ме боля донякъде по-малко заради това.

Нова страница. Clean slate. Истински! Колко пъти съм си казвала, заявявала наляво и надясно и писала тук, че ‘най-после съм преживяла Адам…’. Безброй са. И всичките целяха да убедят преди всичко мен. Толкова неуспешно.

Колкото исках да го забравя и преживея, толкова надеждата ми за събирането ни не ми позволяваше да продължа напред. Толкова силно бе желанието ми и дори нуждата от комуникация с него. В онези моменти по-болезнено за мен беше да се опитам да прекъсна контакт с него, отколкото да се самозаблуждавам, че някой ден пак можем да бъдем заедно. А дълбоко в себе си аз бях наясно, че това никога няма да се случи, но не можех да го призная. Not yet.

Вместо това се успокоявах с приятели, нови запознанства, хубава музика, партита и разкази. Моите разкази на по кафе с приятел за това колко хубаво и перфектно беше. Перфектната връзка. The perfect match. Perfect couple.  Perfect everything.

Всичко е временно, всичко тече и все някога eventually изчезва дори от света на спомените. Колко съм благодарна понякога, че забравям бързо. Забравям, но не преживявам лесно. Повече от 2 години ми отне да се отърся изцяло от него и от идеята за Нас. Перфектните нас. Които никога не сме били.

In the end of the day се оказа, че едно единствено нещо, което можеше и успя да ме накара да забравя един, бе любовта ми към друг. Като the key word is LOVE. Не просто друг мъж, но истинско чувство към него.

Отне време, ужасно много време да си позволя да чувствам отново. Но с месеците малко по малко той превзе сърцето ми. Изчисти го и освободи място за една топлота, която струи толкова силно в момента. И докато пиша това, се страхувам от силата, с която мога да го обичам. Поради което все още леко се ограничавам.

Осъзнах, че го обичам преди два дни. В средата на една жестока кавга. В която не просто бях виновната, но и глупавата. И почти успях да разваля и приключа всичко между нас.

В момента, в който осъзнах, че съм на път да го загубя и то по мое желание, заплаках с все сила и му казах „Не, не искам да те зарежа, напротив, искам те повече от всякога…”.

Това бе моментът, в който най-после се освободих от миналото и заобичах отново. Доста по-плахо и бавно, но най-после отново го усещам. ..Това учестено сърцебиене за някой друг. Прекрасно и толкова плашещо. Но прелъстяващо. Въпрос на време е да надделее над страха и да ме превземе изцяло.

И тогава Бог да ми е на помощ. Защото в любовта си страдам най-силно. Дано само той ми покаже и/или докаже, че я заслужава.

 

My soul is a desert
When nothing is comfort
Sheltered from chaos
And sheltered from you

Can’t feel you anymore
Don’t need you anymore
Don’t believe you anymore
I don’t need you anymore

Enough with temptations
Illusions are evil
We exist in confusion
Soulless and vain

Can’t feel you anymore
Don’t need you anymore
Don’t believe you anymore
I don’t need you anymore

It’s broken me down now
This hurts and it’s hopeless
Can’t look to the future
The window is stained

Can’t feel you anymore
Don’t need you anymore
Don’t believe you anymore
I don’t need you anymore

I don’t need you
anymore, I don’t need
you anymore
I don’t need you
anymore, I don’t need
you anymore

My Lucky Number 7 [EN]

After being dared by my favorite Morko in a post of his, I decided to prove once again that I have an excellent music taste.

I will do that by creating a special list putting a lot of efforts and a spoon of good memories in its creation. An extraordinary and precious list containing the seven albums I would take on a desert island with me

it is important to keep in mind that you should not just include your favorites for the moment, but music that has passed the test of time and that you could listen to for at least another 10 years…

Now that is what I call a ‘tough job‘.. so many great artists, albums and song.. How the hell can I restrict myself to only 7 albums?! Only if they were albums which I created myself during the years, playlists from my MP3-Player or some total favorites for life… But No, rules are rules, have to be followed..

It was still a great pleasure and even an honor to select My Lucky Number 7.. I made that choice rather quickly, without having second thoughts or reconsidering my choice. Who knows, that may lead to some corrections in time..:)

(That was what I wrote more than 2 years ago, but now when I decided to translate the article, I still feel the same way, just can add some extra albums like most by Coldplay, Greg Laswell etc., but definitely cannot remove anyone of those stated beneath…;))

So here they are – My Top 7 Albums, which I would take with me on a desert island, my 7 little music treasures:

1) Madonna – Ray of light

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All the best by Madonna gathered in one – this is what this album represents for me.. I cannot chose one single song that I favorite the most.. Ray of Light, Nothing Really Matters, The Power of Good-bye, Drowned world (Substitute for love), Frozen, Candy Perfumed girl, Little star, Mer Girl…. simply Madonna ..

2) Ace of base – The Bridge

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Ever since I was a short, skinny, approximately 10-years-old girl, I was singing their song all the time in my room, knowing by heart every single one from this album. I had and played that tape millions of times, with and without any special reason. I was so obsessed, that I put a poster of the album cover on my door… I was so crazy about them.. 😉

  1. Beautiful Life
  2. Never Gonna Say I’m Sorry
  3. Lucky Love (Original Version)
  4. Edge of Heaven
  5. Strange Ways
  6. Ravine
  7. Perfect World
  8. Angel Eyes
  9. Whispers In Blindness
  10. My Déjà Vu
  11. You and I
  12. Wave Wet Sand
  13. Que Sera
  14. Just ‘N’ Image
  15. Lucky Love (Acoustic Version)”
  16. Experience Pearls
  17. Blooming 18

3) Chicane – Behind the Sun

When I was younger, back at the time when I still didn’t have my favorite MP3-Player (which I feel naked without right now), I was playing Chicane on my stereo and was falling asleep under the sounds of Offshore and Saltwater now those were some sweet dreams :))

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4) Madonna – Music

A little more different sound by Madonna. My favorites are What it feels like for a girl, Beautiful Stranger, American Pie, Music and Don’t tell Me.

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5) City of Angels OST

I downloaded the soundtrack of the ‘City of Angels’ movie after watching it for dozen times and they all immediately became unbreakable part of my MP3-Player and of my Total Favorites for Life Folder… Those are Alanis Morisette – Uninvited, Goo Goo Dolls – Iris, U2 – If God Will Send His Angels, Sarah McLachlan – Angel, Paula Cole – Feelin’ Love. I also have to mention Gabriel Yared, who has 4 unforgettable tracks in it…

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6) Cafe del Mar Vol.5 (1998)

I was hesitating between few volumes of Cafe del mar, but Vol.5 from ’98 is definitely outstanding among all with its obvious uniqueness and different sound. Attention deserve most tracks like Mumbai Theme Tune, More Than Ever People, Appreciation (Radio Mix), Tout Est Bleu (Original Ame Strong S.A. Remix), Talking With Myself ’98 (Canny Remix) !!! and most of all Close Cover by Wim Mertens!

Simply Inspiring!

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7) Enigma – Love Sensuality Devotion – Greatest Hits

Last but not least, this album by my favorite Enigma I will leave without a comment, because I had already said what it means to me in another article (only in BG unfortunately).

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Chicane – Come Tomorrow

Crazy video! Never seen it before, but… I love it! 🙂

The song… is amazing, different, a total favorite for life of mine, no surprises – Chicane after all..:)

If I talked to god he’d tell me why
There’s something going on
Dark people walking by
This morning is the day after the next
Escape my only dream
Cos I’m the only one again

But life is better spent inside your world
Butterfly that sings
Causes me to fall once more
Tomorrow you are only half a friend
Machines control your mind
And neon strips above my head

Come tomorrow, come tomorrow
There’s never been an answer
There’s always someone else to follow
And you are coming down, and you are coming down
Giving me the reasons for your lies

And when you turn me inside out
Don’t know what you feel or dream about
And then you take me upside down
Remember my face, my name, my town

When i think of god he knows my mind
I’m wondering what’s wrong
What will the devil find
Tomorrow you will find there’s no way out
With nowhere left to turn
There’s no place left to hide from him

In a city made of sand
We found our way out
But without a helping hand
We’re free

Turn me inside out
Don’t know what you dream about
Take me upside down
Take me, take me
And you turn me inside out
Don’t know what you dream about

My Top 10 Albums and Songs for 2009 [EN]

It is time to draw the line.

I was searching around my music archives and I was listening to old, new, total hits, favorite collections, unique singles and there it is – my rating for Top albums and songs for 2009 is ready.

2009 was the year of Rediscovering of genres. The first one was salsa as music and dance. Afterwords – Jazz and the unforgettable voice of Stacey Kent, as well as my favorite one – Girl from Ipanema which you can find performed by numerous artists.

2009 was the year of male vocals. The year I fall in love with alternative rock, with Cris Martin and Coldplay, with Greg Laswell, Depeche Mode, Snow Patrol, The Fray and so many others I’ve published during the year.

A lot of total hits I discovered among soundtracks of some American serial movies. Others – from randomly downloaded albums, thirds – from friends who were kind enough to give me folders with tons of stuff to listen to and select of…

2009 was the year of many unique tracks. It was as well the year of ‘junk’ music. I am soon planning to write a post about ‘The worst most hideous and commercial songs ever‘ ..

In 2009 I realized that my ears are like ‘perforated‘ and for some time I feel a terrible irritation and intolerance and I am simply unable to listen to some tracks, performers and music styles…

In 2009 I didn’t manage to listen to classical music, but my appetite for new musical experiences is infinite, so … 2010 is ahead of me :).

So there it is..
My Top 10 Albums and Songs for 2009 are:

ALBUMS:

1. Coldplay – Prospekt’s March (2008)

2. Coldplay – A Rush of Blood To The Head

3. Conjure one – Conjure One (2002)

4. Greg Laswell – Three Flights From Alto Nido

5. Angels Chill Trance Essentials – Vol.1, Vol.2 & Vol.3

6. Enigma – Love Sensuality Devotion: The Greatest Hits

7. Lady Gaga – The fame monster (2009)

8. Tiesto – Gold Remixes (2008)

9. Miro – Omirotvoren (2009)

10. Madonna – Ray Of Light (1998)


SINGLES/SONGS:

1. Depeche Mode – Freelove

2. Seal – Crazy

3. Roxette – I wish I could fly

4. The Fray – How to save a life

5. Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars

6. Various Artists – Perfect Day

7. Kings Of Leon – Use Somebody (Pete Tong & Roger Wonderland Mix)

8.  Jonny Blu – Girl from Ipanema

9. Stacey Kent – I’ve got a crush on you

10. Damien Rice – 9 Crimes

My Top 10 Albums and Songs for 2009

Време е за равносметка. Дълго тършувах из музикалните ‘архиви’ и преслушвах стари, нови, тотални хитове, любими колекцийки, уникални сингъли и ето на – класацията ми за най-добри албуми и песни за 2009г. е готова.

2009 бе годината на преотриване на жанрове. Първо това бе салсата като музика и танц. След това Jazz и незабравимия глас на Stacey Kent, както и така любимата ми Girl from Ipanema, която намерих в какви ли не кавъри.

2009 бе годината на мъжки вокали. Годината, в която се влюбих в alternative rock, в Крис Мартин и Coldplay, в Greg Laswell, Depeche Mode, Snow Patrol, The Fray и много други, публикувани през годината.

Много тотални хитове открих из саундтракове на разни американски сериали. Други пък от изтеглени случайно албуми, трети от приятели, дали ми цели папки с купища неща за преслушване.

Много уникални парчета чух през 2009. Както и много боклуци. В близкото бъдеще смятам да направя класация за ‘най-омразни и комерсиални песни’..

Тази година установих, че ушите ми са “перфорирани” и от известно време изпитвам ужасно раздразнение, нетърпимост и нетолерантност към някои парчета, изпълнители и цели стилове музика.

През 2009 не успях да опитам да слушам класическа музика, но ненаситността ми към нови изживявания в музикално отношение е безгранична, така че…2010 е пред мен  :).

Ето я и моята Top 10 Albums and Songs 2009 класация:

ALBUMS:

1. Coldplay – Prospekt’s March (2008)

2. Coldplay – A Rush of Blood To The Head

3. Conjure one – Conjure One (2002)

4. Greg Laswell – Three Flights From Alto Nido

5. Angels Chill Trance Essentials – Vol.1, Vol.2 & Vol.3

6. Enigma – Love Sensuality Devotion: The Greatest Hits

7. Lady Gaga – The fame monster (2009)

8. Tiesto – Gold Remixes (2008)

9. Miro – Omirotvoren (2009)

10. Madonna – Ray Of Light (1998)


SINGLES/SONGS:

1. Depeche Mode – Freelove

2. Seal – Crazy

3. Roxette – I wish I could fly

4. The Fray – How to save a life

5. Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars

6. Various Artists – Perfect Day

7. Kings Of Leon – Use Somebody (Pete Tong & Roger Wonderland Mix)

8.  Jonny Blu – Girl from Ipanema

9. Stacey Kent – I’ve got a crush on you

10. Damien Rice – 9 Crimes

ALBUMS:

1. Coldplay – Prospekt’s March (издаден през 2008)

2. Coldplay – A Rush of Blood To The Head

3. Conjure one – Conjure One (2002)

This is the self-titled debut album by Canadian electronic music project Conjure One, headed by Rhys Fulber.

Tracks:

1) Damascus

2) Center of the Sun

3) Tears from the Moon

4) Tidal Pool

5) Manic Star

6) Redemption

7) Years

8) Make a Wish

9) Pandora

10) Sleep

11) Premonition

4. Greg Laswell – Three Flights From Alto Nido

1. It’s Been a Year

2. That It Moves

3. The One I Love

4. Comes and Goes (In Waves)

5. How the Day Sounds

6. Sweet Dream

7. Days Go On

8. I’d Be Lying

9. Farewell

10. Not Out

11. And Then You

5. Angels Chill Trance Essentials – Vol.1, Vol.2 & Vol.3

6. Enigma – Love Sensuality Devotion: The Greatest Hits

7. Lady Gaga – The fame monster

8. Tiesto – Gold Remixes (2008)

9. Miro – Omirotvoren

10. Madonna – Ray Of Light (1998)

SINGLES/SONGS:

1. Depeche Mode – Freelove

2. Seal – Crazy

3. Roxette – I wish I could fly

4. The Fray – How to save a life

5. Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars

6. Various Artists – Perfect Day

7. Damien Rice – 9 Crimes

8.  Jonny Blu – Girl from Ipanema

9. Stacey Kent – I’ve got a crush on you

10. Rihanna feat. Justin Timberlake – Rehab

Peter Bjorn & John – Young Folks (OrtzRoka Remix)

Много добър ремикс, част от Ministry of Sound 1991-2008.

….

and we don’t care about the young folks
talkin’ ’bout the young style
and we don’t care about the old folks
talkin’ ’bout the old style too
and we don’t care about their own faults
talkin’ ’bout our own style
all we care ’bout is talking

talking only me and you

talking only me and you…