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The cinematic orchestra – To build a home

I have heard this a while back, in a movie probably, but discovered it again today.. Therefore, I had to ‘save’ it in my music box.

It is simply amazing! Sad, but.. somehow comforting sound..

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Hurts – Somebody to Die for

A few years back, I declared that Hurts is a rare for me band.. I heard their ‘Wonderful life’, and that made me curious.. So I heard another song, and then another song… And it turned out that there was not a single song in their ‘Happiness’ album I didn’t love..
They quickly became part of my ‘FAVORITE FOR LIFE’ folder..

A few years back, there was no crazy chic in little town of Herning that would agree to join me in Copenhagen for their concert… No one really knew them that well, they were rather new, and not too popular..

Today, I still love them… Today, Theo and Adam are growing crazy popular, currently touring around the world..
And THIS TIME I am going to see them.

One of their next stops is no other but Hamburg.. 400m away from where I happen to live…

Is that luck or faith?! 🙂 …Doesn’t really matter really.

What matters is that I will finally hear and enjoy them live!
I am so looking forward to that Friday night…. and to Somebody to Die for…:)

I could drag you from the ocean,
I could pull you from the fire
And when you’re standing in the shadows
I could open up the sky
And I could give you my devotion
Until the end of time
And you will never be forgotten
With me by your side

And I don’t need this life
I just need

Somebody to die for
Somebody to cry for
When I’m lonely

I’ve got nothing left to live for
Got no reason yet to die
But when I’m standing in the gallows
I’ll be staring at the sky
Because no matter where they take me
Death I will survive
And I will never be forgotten
With you by my side

Cause I don’t need this life
I just need

Somebody to die for
Somebody to cry for
When I’m lonely

When I’m standing in the fire
I will look him in the eye
And I will let the devil know that
I was brave enough to die
And there’s no hell that he can show me
That’s deeper than my pride
Cause I will never be forgotten
Forever I’ll fight

And I don’t need this life
I just need

Somebody to die for
Somebody to cry for
When I’m lonely

And I don’t need this life
I just need

Somebody to die for
Somebody to cry for
When I’m lonely

Don’t go gentle into that good night
Rage on against the dying light

Florence + The Machine – You’ve got the Love

Lana Del Rey – Ride

Happy New Year! 🙂

Let’s have a fresh start with an inspiring artwork by Lana..

[Music video spoken introduction:]
I was in the winter of my life, and the men I met along the road were my only summer.
At night I fell asleep with visions of myself, dancing and laughing and crying with them.
Three years down the line of being on an endless world tour, and my memories of them were the only things that sustained me, and my only real happy times.
I was a singer – not a very popular one,
I once had a dreams of becoming a beautiful poet, but upon an unfortunate series of events some of those dreams dashed and divided like a million stars in the night sky that I wished on over and over again, sparkling and broken.
But I didn’t really mind because I knew that it takes getting everything you ever wanted, and then losing it to know what true freedom is.
When the people I used to know found out what I had been doing, how I’d been living, they asked me why – but there’s no use in talking to people who have home.
They have no idea what it’s like to seek safety in other people – for home to be wherever you lay your head.
I was always an unusual girl.
My mother told me I had a chameleon soul, no moral compass pointing due north, no fixed personality; just an inner indecisiveness that was as wide and as wavering as the ocean…
And if I said I didn’t plan for it to turn out this way I’d be lying…
Because I was born to be the other woman.
I belonged to no one, who belonged to everyone.
Who had nothing, who wanted everything, with a fire for every experience and an obsession for freedom that terrified me to the point that I couldn’t even talk about it, and pushed me to a nomadic point of madness that both dazzled and dizzied me.

I’ve been out on that open road
You can be my full time, daddy
White and gold
Singing blues has been getting old
You can be my full time, baby
Hot or cold

Don’t break me down
I’ve been travelin’ too long
I’ve been trying too hard
With one pretty song

I hear the birds on the summer breeze, I drive fast
I am alone in the night
Been tryin’ hard not to get into trouble, but I
I’ve got a war in my mind
So, I just ride
Just ride, I just ride, I just ride

Dying young and I’m playing hard
That’s the way my father made his life an art
Drink all day and we talk ’til dark
That’s the way the road dogs do it, ride ’til dark.

Don’t leave me now
Don’t say good bye
Don’t turn around
Leave me high and dry

I hear the birds on the summer breeze, I drive fast
I am alone in the night
Been tryin’ hard not to get into trouble, but I
I’ve got a war in my mind
I just ride
Just ride, I just ride, I just ride

I’m tired of feeling like I’m fucking crazy
I’m tired of driving ’til I see stars in my eyes
It’s all I’ve got to keep myself sane, baby
So I just ride, I just ride

I hear the birds on the summer breeze, I drive fast
I am alone in the night
Been tryin’ hard not to get into trouble, but I
I’ve got a war in my mind
I just ride
Just ride, I just ride, I just ride

[Music video spoken ending:]
Every night I used to pray that I’d find my people, and finally I did on the open road.
We had nothing to lose, nothing to gain, nothing we desired anymore, except to make our lives into a work of art.
Live fast. Die young. Be wild. And have fun.
I believe in the country America used to be.
I believe in the person I want to become.
I believe in the freedom of the open road.
And my motto is the same as ever:
“I believe in the kindness of strangers. And when I’m at war with myself I ride, I just ride.”
Who are you?
Are you in touch with all of your darkest fantasies?
Have you created a life for yourself where you can experience them?
I have. I am fucking crazy.
But I am free.

Twin Peaks Soundtrack: Julee Cruise – Falling

Don´t let yourself be
Hurt this time
Don´t let yourself be
Hurt this time

Then I saw your face
Then I saw your smile

The sky is still blue
The clouds come and go
Yet something is different
Are we falling in love?
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/j/julee+cruise/falling_20076432.html ]
Don´t let yourself be
Hurt this time
Don´t let yourself be
Hurt this time

Then your kiss so soft
Then your touch so warm

The stars still
Shine bright
The mountains still right
Yet something is different
Are we falling in love?

Falling
Falling
Are we falling in love?

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

Duran Duran – Ordinary World

Music on VH1 is often a background of my afternoons in Denmark.

It sometimes steals my attention from the numerous online updates with a familiar song or something new that by the very first moments, I know I will love..

Tonight it was Duran Duran and their unforgettable ‘Ordinary world’

Came in from a rainy Thursday
On the avenue
Thought I heard you talking softly

I turned on the lights, the TV
And the radio
Still I can’t escape the ghost of you

What has happened to it all?
Crazy, some are saying
Where is the life that I recognize?
Gone away

But I won’t cry for yesterday
There’s an ordinary world
Somehow I have to find
And as I try to make my way
To the ordinary world
I will learn to survive

Passion or coincidence
Once prompted you to say
“Pride will tear us both apart”
Well now pride’s gone out the window
Cross the rooftops
Run away
Left me in the vacuum of my heart

What is happening to me?
Crazy, some’d say
Where is my friend when I need you most?
Gone away

But I won’t cry for yesterday
There’s an ordinary world
Somehow I have to find
And as I try to make my way
To the ordinary world
I will learn to survive

Papers in the roadside
Tell of suffering and greed
Here today, forgot tomorrow
Ooh, here besides the news
Of holy war and holy need
Ours is just a little sorrowed talk

And I don’t cry for yesterday
There’s an ordinary world
Somehow I have to find
And as I try to make my way
To the ordinary world
I will learn to survive

Every one
Is my world, I will learn to survive
Any one
Is my world, I will learn to survive
Any one
Is my world
Every one
Is my world