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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..

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

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

Tritonal feat. Christina Soto – Everafter (Original Mix)

The softest trance track I have experienced…

Tritonal, a trance duo from Austin, Texas, has caught my attention! :=) Looking forward to discovering their music…

I used to talk about waking up
Like somehow you still be here only better
The story is ending everafter
We have learned to see each other
To laught when we could cry
Just cry

I didn’t know there was a different kind of life

You are a hardest choice i have to make
Sometimes they wish that i was stronger
Is it can i do it
Will you be here when it’s over
Don’t know, but i will try
Just try

I didn’t know there was a different kind of life

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

Robbie Williams – Eternity

Just remembered this favorite song of mine by Robbie Williams..

When I listened it for the first time.. I listened ‘with my eyes’, as they say. All I could imagine while he was singing (without focusing on understanding it), is them as a passionate couple, that believes their love is eternal..

Robbie Williams – Eternity

Close your eyes so your don’t feel them
They don’t need to see you cry
I can’t promise I will heal you
But if you want to I will try

I’ll sing this somber serenade
The past is done
We’ve been betrayed
It’s true
Someone said the truth will out
I believe without a doubt, in you

You were there for summer dreaming
And you gave me what I need
And I hope you find your freedom
For eternity
For eternity

Yesterday when you were walking
We talked about your mum and dad
What they did that made you happy
What they did that made you sad
We sat and watched the sun go down
Picked a star before we lost the moon
Youth is wasted on the young
Before you know it’s come and gone to soon

You were there for summer dreaming
And you gave me what I need
And I hope you find your freedom
For eternity
For eternity

For eternity
I’ll sing this somber serenade
The past is done
We’ve been betrayed
It’s true
Youth is wasted on the young
Before you know it’s come and gone to soon

You were there for summer dreaming
And you are a friend indeed
And I hope you find your freedom
For eternity

You were there for summer dreaming
And you are a friend indeed
And I know you’ll find your freedom
Eventually
For eternity
For eternity

Hurts – Devotion (ft. Kylie Minogue)

Заявих го преди няколко месеца и още стоя зад думите си – Hurst звучат уникално и все още неуморно се наслаждавам на малкото парчета, които имат.

Тази вечер искам да споделя Devotion, мислейки си за любов, за постоянство, за кръстопът, за рискове, за страха от неизвестното и още повече за страха от неизживяното… Но желанието да разбера ‘какво може да бъде’ сякаш винаги надделява над страха от ‘как може да приключи’… И колкото и да се страхувам от бъдещето, от хилядите неща, които могат да се объркат, трябва да опитам!

Защото клишето ‘По-добре да съжалявам за нещо, което съм направила, отколкото за нещо, което не съм’ звучи толкова.. реално…

Hurts – Devotion

Inside the heart of every man
There is a lust you understand
And I’m just the same.

When all the love has gone away
And passion stares me in the face.
Could I walk away?

Here’s hoping
you’ll help me to be brave.

Devotion save me now
I don’t want to stray from the hallowed ground
I’ll turn temptation down.
I’m asking you to take me
to safety
this time.

Forgive my thoughts when I’m asleep
Forgive these words I’m yet to speak
I feel so ashamed.

Right now you seem so far away
So much confusion clouds my way
And I don’t know which path to take.

Here’s hoping
you’ll help me to resist.

Devotion save me now
I don’t wanna stray from the hallowed ground
I’ll turn temptation down.
I’m asking you to take me
to safety
this time.

Devotion, devotion..
I’m a slave unto the mercy of your love
For so long, I’ve been so wrong
I could never live without you.

Devotion, devotion..
Take me to safety

Между другото – Des’ ree – Kissing you

Брат ми се жени утре. Като примерна сестра, аз приех отговорната задача да подбера няколко специални парчета, освен музиката, която the DJ ще е подготвил.

Нека си признаем нещо – музиката по сватбите често не струва! Понякога настръхвам от пълната липса на подбор и оригиналност, поради което много се зарадвах на възложената задача!

Първоначално подходих малко тривиално с теглене на 100 Wedding songs, от които обаче подбрах не повече от 10.. След това ‘прелистих’ личната си колекция от любими парчета. Отделно взех в предвид стила музика, който брат ми и бъдещата му жена определено биха искали да чуят, както и стилове, които знам, че те в никакъв случай не биха искали да чуят 🙂

Така преоткрих много позабравени парчета, една от които между другото искам да споделя в този пост. Никога не съм знаела името на песента и изпълнителката.. но веднага си спомних за филма ‘Ромео и Жулиета’ и безбройните пъти, в които съм плакала на моментите, докато звучи точно тази песен.

Има толкова много други такива любими парчета, които чакат да бъдат преоткрити. Всичко, което ми трябва, е друг случаен повод като този, който да ме отведе до поредното съкровище. Обожавам тези моменти!

Des’ ree – Kissing you

Pride can stand a thousand trials
The strong will never fall
But watching stars without you my soul cried
Heaving heart is full of pain
Oh, oh, the aching
Cause, I’m kissing you oh
I’m kissing you oh
Touch me deep, pure and true gift to me forever
Cause, I’m kissing you
Oh, I’m kissing you, oh
Where are you now?
Where are you now?
Cause, I’m kissing you
I’m kissing you, oh

Lana Del Ray – Born to die

Lana is actually called Elizabeth. She stroked me with her stylish presence and unique sound, memorable videos and lyrics.

Lana is one of a kind and will certainly enter my ‘Favorites for Life’ folder.

This is the first song I ever heard of hers a few months back, which made me crave for more…

Feet don’t fail me now
Take me to the finish line
All my heart, it breaks every step that I take
But I’m hoping that the gates,
They’ll tell me that you’re mine
Walking through the city streets
Is it by mistake or design?
I feel so alone on a Friday night
Can you make it feel like home, if I tell you you’re mine
It’s like I told you honey

Don’t make me sad, don’t make me cry
Sometimes love is not enough and the road gets tough
I don’t know why
Keep making me laugh,
Let’s go get high
The road is long, we carry on
Try to have fun in the meantime

Come and take a walk on the wild side
Let me kiss you hard in the pouring rain
You like your girls insane
Choose your last words
This is the last time
Cause you and I, we were born to die

Lost but now I am found
I can see but once I was blind
I was so confused as a little child
Tried to take what I could get
Scared that I couldn’t find
All the answers, honey

Don’t make me sad, don’t make me cry
Sometimes love is not enough and the road gets tough
I don’t know why
Keep making me laugh,
Let’s go get high
The road is long, we carry on
Try to have fun in the meantime

Come and take a walk on the wild side
Let me kiss you hard in the pouring rain
You like your girls insane
Choose your last words,
This is the last time
Cause you and I
We were born to die
We were born to die
We were born to die

Come and take a walk on the wild side
Let me kiss you hard in the pouring rain
You like your girls insane

Don’t make me sad, don’t make me cry
Sometimes love is not enough and the road gets tough
I don’t know why
Keep making me laugh,
Let’s go get high
The road is long, we carry on
Try to have fun in the meantime

Come and take a walk on the wild side
Let me kiss you hard in the pouring rain
You like your girls insane
Choose your last words
This is the last time
Cause You and I
We were born to die
We were born to die

I am back

Постоянство. Винаги ми е липсвало.

Мисля, че с бързо ‘прелистване’ на блога, лесно може да се забележи.
Има известна периодичност. Преди се оправдавах с факта, че нямам муза в определени моменти. После дойде работата, учението, гаджето, забързания живот и с него хилядите оправдания, в които съм се усъвършенствала толкова много.

След месеци мълчание, днес отворих блога си. Първо бях изненадана от факта, че все още имам валидна регистрация. Не бях толкова изненадана, че за момент си забравих паролата. Минута по-късно бях почти шокирана от факта, че някои дни са доста силни откъм читателски интерес, при все че масата от статии нямат текст (ако не броим lyrics).

След това се зачетох. Усмихвах се на позапрашелите спомени, усещането за промяна в мен, коео вярвам, че е винаги за по-добро.

И си спомних защо толкова много обичам тази малка моя музикална кутийка.

Събрала е купища ценна музика и безброй емоции, спомени за това кога, как и поради каква причина съм писала. Кара ме да си спомням какво е било тогава и как съм стигнала до тук.

Това е не просто блог пълен с любимите ми парчета, това е кутия със спомени, които от малка винаги съм искала да имам.

Иска ми се да продължа да го правя. Да преотривам себе си, докато пиша, да събирам като стари марки в книга всички любими за момента артисти и албуми, да размишлявам, да дълбая, да бъда сама със себе си.

Липсва ми. Затова съм тук и пиша отново. За свое собствено удовослтвие. За да виждам промяната. За да запазя спомените. За да бъда себе си.

Разбира се, новото начало изисква свежа музика. Hurts… основана не много отдавна, тази английска група ме завладя толкова бързо, лесно и силно, че потрепервам всеки път, когато си пусна нещо тяхно.

Обичам да вярвам на усещанията си. Откакто чух Hurts за първи път, знам, че ще съм техен фен до живот. Твърде силно е, за да го пренебрегна и да го отдам на това, че са нови, свежи и каквото и да е. Просто го знам!

Реших да започна с Evelyn..

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

Sia – My Love

Early in the morning, late at night, everywhere, any time, this song is with me constantly..

If I don’t listen to it, I sing in my mind. When next track starts, I just press Previous..

Obsessed all over again. Can’t resist it.

I can only wish myself one such song every day and I will be a happy woman!

And when I ask myself if I feel happy now, I feel the urge to scream “YES!” (long-sigh-of-relief ;))

I feel good, insecure, somewhat unprepared, excited, impatient. With a hint for what is about to happen, a memory from what already did and with the desire for more , I wait to see what tomorrow will bring.

I’ve always liked the idea of the American proverb “Today is the first day of the rest of your life“. Starting – next Monday!

Am I ready for it?! Most probably not. Will I enjoy every second of it? You can bet I will!

Especially with such good music in the background.

My love, leave yourself behind
Beat inside me, leave you blind
My love, you have found peace
You were searching for release

You gave it all, into the call
You took a chance and
You took a fall for us

You came thoughtfully, loved me faithfully
You taught me honor, you did it for me

Tonight you will sleep for good
You will wait for me my love

Now I am strong (Now I am strong)
You gave me all
You gave all you had and now I am home

My love, leave yourself behind
Beat inside me, leave you blind
My love, look what you can do
I am mending, I’ll be with you

You took my hand added a plan
You gave me your heart
I asked you to dance with me

You loved honestly
Did what you could release
Aaaahhh oooh

I know you’re pleased to go
I won’t relieve this love

Now I am strong (Now I am strong)
You gave me all
You gave all you had and now I am home

My love, leave yourself behind
Beat inside me, I’ll be with you
oooooohh ooooh
Du du du ooooooh

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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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

Paul Van Dyk ft. Vega 4 – Time Of Our Lives (Pop Radio Mix)

I love this song… It’s inspiring!

Every time when I listen to it, I feel a little bit more prepared and almost able to do all the things I want to but don’t have the guts to do.

It reminds me of the lyrics from another favorite song: “Do the things that you always wanted to… Don’t think, Just Do...”. I heard it for the first time around 3 years ago but I still remember those words every time when I need the courage to act..and not just stand aside and let things slip away…

I sometimes need this push, this reminder of how I should just live, have the time of my life, do everything I wouldn’t usually dare, because the time of our lives is too great and too short to waist it…

This is why I love this song…

Oh, this is the time of our lives (4x)

There’s a time for us to let go
There’s a time for holding on
A time to speak, a time to listen
There’s a time for us to go

There’s a time for living low down
There’s a time for getting high
A time for peace, a time for violence
A time to live, a time to die

Oh, this is the time of our lives (4x)

A time to scream, a time for silence
A time for truth against the lies

There is a time for mixed-believing
There’s a time to understand

Oh, this is the time of our lives (8x)

Snow Patrol – Make This Go On Forever

I just randomly selected this song with the idea that I won’t possibly like it more than favorites for life like “Chasing Cars” or “You could be happy”..

But guess what .. I Did! 🙂

Snow Patrol.. has this unique own style of making music, which totally “fits me” right now and I think I will fall in love with almost every single one of their songs…

What do we know about this band? It turns out they are Northern Irish alternative rock band, formed in 1994, but known worldwide since 2003 when they release their album “Final Straw“.

It turns out all of their songs which I am familiar and in love with, are from the same album – “Eyes Open” published in 2006.

Keep in touch if you want to hear more of this album and band,which I believe just entered my ‘Most Favorite Albums for the year‘ folder :).

But now back to this amazing performance of theirs..


Please don’t let this turn into something it’s not
I can only give you everything I’ve got
I can’t be as sorry as you think I should
But I still love you more than anyone else could

All that I keep thinking throughout this whole flight
Is it could take my whole damn life to make this right

This splintered mast I’m holding on won’t save me long
Because I know fine well that what I did was wrong

The last girl and the last reason to make this last for as long as I could
First kiss and the first time that I felt connected to anything
The weight of water, the way you told me to look past everything I had ever learned
The final word in the final sentence you ever uttered to me was love

We have got through so much worse than this before
What’s so different this time that you can’t ignore
You say it is much more than just my last mistake
And we should spend some time apart for both our sakes

The last girl and the last reason to make this last for as long as I could
First kiss and the first time that I felt connected to anything
The weight of water, the way you told me to look past everything I had ever learned
The final word in the final sentence you ever uttered to me was love

The last girl and the last reason to make this last for as long as I could
First kiss and the first time that I felt connected to anything
The weight of water, the way you told me to look past everything I had ever learned
The final word in the final sentence you ever uttered to me was love

And I don’t know where to look
My words just break and melt
Please just save me from this darkness [x2]

And I don’t know where to look
My words just break and melt
Please just save me from this darkness [x2]

Snow Patrol – Open your eyes

I have fallen in love years ago with “You could be happy” by Snow Patrol, and then with “Chasing Cars” and now I think I am on the same way again…

I simply love those guys! Totally in a mood for them these days/weeks/years… 🙂

All this feels strange and untrue
And I won’t waste a minute without you
My bones ache, my skin feels cold
And I’m getting so tired and so old

The anger swells in my guts
And I won’t feel these slices and cuts
I want so much to open your eyes
‘Cause I need you to look into mine

Tell me that you’ll open your eyes [x4]

Get up, get out, get away from these liars
‘Cause they don’t get your soul or your fire
Take my hand, knot your fingers through mine
And we’ll walk from this dark room for the last time

Every minute from this minute now
We can do what we like anywhere
I want so much to open your eyes
‘Cause I need you to look into mine

Tell me that you’ll open your eyes [x8]

All this feels strange and untrue
And I won’t waste a minute without you

Sheryl Crow – I shall believe

Тази песен звуча в края на поредния епизод от един много любим сериал, който винаги ще свързвам с дългите безсънни дни и нощи по време на сесиите във Варна :D.

Филмът е One Tree Hill – като между другото една от причините толкова да го заобичам, бе точно музиката в него. До ден днешен се радвам на редица уникални парчета, изпълнители, които чух за първи път точно в различни епизоди на сериала.

Като погледна назад, осъзнавам, че всъщност от тези дни нататък започна да расте интереса ми към рока…и мъжки вокали 😉 (дълга шумна въздишка ).

Попаднах на един видеоклип, който показва избрани моменти от историята на Пейтън и Лукас, като в кратките откъси от различни епизоди разпознах няколко малки съкровища, които все още кътам и слушам от време на време като Michelle Featherstone – Coffee & Cigarettes и Jose Gonzalez – Heartbeats.

Шерил просто допълва колекцията…

Come to me now
And lay your hands over me
Even if it’s a lie
Say it will be alright
And I shall believe
I’m broken in two
And I know you’re on to me
That I only come home
When I’m so all alone
But I do believe

That not everything is gonna be the way
You think it ought to be
It seems like every time I try to make it right
It all comes down on me
Please say honestly you won’t give up on me
And I shall believe
And I shall believe

Open the door
And show me your face tonight
I know it’s true
No one heals me like you
And you hold the key

Never again
would I turn away from you
I’m so heavy tonight
But your love is alright
And I do believe

That not everything is gonna be the way
You think it ought to be
It seems like every time I try to make it right
It all comes down on me
Please say honestly
You won’t give up on me
And I shall believe
I shall believe
And I shall believe