Friday, February 17, 2012

The Doors – The Crystal Ship (album: The Doors 1967)

This is another song by The Doors. I just finished watching an incredible documentary movie about The Doors called “when you’re strange” that tells the true story of The Doors and presents a rare footage from a short film that was filmed by Morrison himself. It really explains all his erratic behavior and all the events that led to his death. It also presents the rest of the band members and their role in the band and in Morrison’s life. It is very interesting movie and it shows a lot of footage from their concerts including the nude incident. It covers the entire active period of the band. I really recommend watching this great movie. It was great fun to listen to all of their greatest hits again. It’s been awhile since I’ve last listened to The Doors. I was a huge fan of the band back when I was a teenager, I even made a shrine for Morrison and I was quite lucky to visit his grave in Paris 12 years ago. Anyway , this is the last song that was played in the movie and one of my favourites.

Link to my previous post on The Doors: Peace Frog

Lyrics: The Crystal Ship

What’s this song about?

It has been suggested that the inspiration for the "crystal ship" image may refer to Platform Holly, an oil rig off the coast of Santa Barbara, California, which glitters like a crystal ship when lit up at night and Jim Morrison was inspired by it one night on the beach. (Wikipedia – The Crystal Ship)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Staind - Tangled Up In You (album: The Illusion of Progress 2008)

This is another great song by Staind! The perfect Valentine’s Day song! This is for my Hubby. I hope he likes it. It might be too mushy for him to handle…it’s the only song that really describes how I feel about him.

It’s about time I’ll tell you about my surprise wedding. Yep I didn’t know I was getting married! My hubby and I have been together for many years and one day he has decided that it’s time to do the right thing by our parents and get married. So instead of proposing in the normal cheesy way he told me in front of a few friends that he will never marry me! of course I got offended a little bit but I thought it through and I’ve decided this piece of paper doesn’t mean anything anyway and as long as we are happy and wake up every day next to each other then It’s really fine. I was pretty sure our parents will be disappointed but you can’t keep everyone happy all the time.

 Anyway Behind the scenes he was planning a surprise wedding for me! First he was planning to get married overseas with our family and friends. But things didn’t work out the way he planned and he had some difficulties. Basically no one agreed to marry us before I complete a woman seminar with a rabbi, some ridicules religion thing. So he had to change his plans. He decided that first we are going to get married with a celebrant in Australia and then he can surprise me with a big wedding overseas. So he told me that he wants to surprise the parents and get married in Australia and then visit everyone overseas. I was very shocked that he changed his mind and he wanted to get married. Then we arranged a quick nice ceremony in Sydney. A month after we were heading overseas.  when we were on the plane he mentioned to me that today he wants to see all our friends and family. I got really upset because I couldn’t understand how we going to see so many people in one day. I was also really concerned about our parents’ reaction to our wedding without them in Australia. I was also struggling to decide which of the parents we should surprise first. As we walked towards the arrivals section at the airport all our family and our friend from Australia was waiting for us. they were all wearing T-Shirts with our names and photo which said that we are getting married father handed me our wedding invitation which was designed by my Hubby and it said that it’s a surprise wedding and the bride doesn’t know. I was told that today I was getting married! We had two wedding photographers that were waiting for us and took a video of my reaction! I was so confused I was ready to go back to the plane! It was the most amazing feeling I have ever felt. Pure adrenalin, I was stocked! Every time I think about it I can still feel the excitement that I had on that day. Anyway, I was sent to a beauty salon and picked up a beautiful dress that was chosen by my Mum. My Hubby went to buy himself a suit and from there we got to the venue which was absolutely stunning! If I had to plan my own wedding I could never even dream about a venue as beautiful as this. as we were walking down the aisle our song "so far away" by Staind was playing in the background.that was probably one of my favourite moments on that day. Everything was perfect. We had around 200 or even more people at our wedding. It was like a fairy tale, I could never even dare dreaming about a wedding like this. It was absolutely perfect! I wish we can do it all over again. I cannot believe how he managed to trick me and keep everything a secret for such a long period and arrange all of this. He had the help of our parents and both of our sisters.  everything was just amazing and I feel like I can never thank him enough for the most amazing day of my life. I always knew that he is not the typical guy and he is very creative and everything about him is quite different and he doesn’t like the boring routine stuff but you have to be completely mad in your head to come up with such a crazy unheard of idea! back to the song...My love, this song is for you. I hope you enjoy it and I hope we will continue to celebrate our love every single day…

Link to my previous post on Staind: Reply , Outside , So Far away

Monday, January 23, 2012

Fire – Kasabian (album: West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum 2009)

This song is by the English group Kasabian.We have rocked to this song last night at the Big Day Out in the Gold Coast while waiting for Soundgarden to go on stage. It’s quite an awesome song!

So anyway, back to the Big Day out event. The main reason I wanted to go to this Festival is to see Soundgarden. I have never seen them perform live and I got really excited about their recent reunion and the fact that they are working on a new album. I was a big fan back when I was 16 and I was looking forward to have another one of my teenager dreams come true, I’ve got quite a long list of bands and Soundgarden was sure one of them. But as usual Great expectations lead to a big disappointment. Quite ironically, Soungarden had major sound issues; all we could hear is a lot of bass noises, no sounds of guitars and really high pitch sounds from Chris Cornell’s behalf. They sounded like a really bad death metal band or something like that. It was quite a disaster. I couldn’t even recognize the songs; I was trying to guess what they were playing. It was just horrible. I read in “” that Kenya West had something to do with this mess since he was testing his equipment in the next door stage. I’m pretty sure the main reason for this kerfuffle is a really bad soundman! He did such a lousy sound job it was just too painful, so we have decided to leave the premises just when they started playing “Fell on Black Days”. We sure fell on a black Soundgarden day!  Both my Hubby and I learned a very important lesson from this experience. It is a waste of time to see a band you really like in a Festival. If you want to see your band playing, go to their concert!

My Hubby did mention the great time we had recently on the Chris Cornell "Songbook" acoustic concert which instantly made me feel much better!

Overall, I had such a good time in the Festival. We all rocked to “Hilltop Hoods” and “Drapht” which is not my type of music but both bands gave quite a show and it was fun dancing to their songs. We all rested when “The Living End” was playing in the background and their performance was very impressive as well. Such smooth guitar riffs, how wonderful it was to listen to them. Rock music in its purest form! We continued resting while “My Chemical Romance” was on, they also had some sounds issues but it was nothing in compression to the “Soundgarden” disaster. My Hubby made a good point when he said that all Aussie bands sounded really good and the foreign bands had sounds issues. God of music must be Aussie!

I’ve learned another lesson from this festival, I’ve learned that the most important thing about Music Festival is the people that you are with, and I definitely had the best company last night. A big thank to my Hubby for arranging everything and spoiling us with another great festival .Thank you Cand for coming with ,even though it’s not your kind of scene and it was very “uncomfortable”, you are a good friend!  I think you’ll make a great soldier one day!  Thank you UV for being fun to be around and putting up with Cand’s constant complaining! Seeing you two dancing in the rain was quite a memorable sight! Oh and thank you guys for leaving “Drapht” concert early to make it on time for “Soundgarden”. I hope I didn’t ruin your night with my nagging! Back to the song, hope you enjoy it !

Lyrics: Fire

Info about the band: Kasabian

Monday, January 9, 2012

Country Song – Seether (album: Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray 2011)

This song is from Seether’s latest album. I wasn’t really impressed with this song when it was first released but my Hubby liked it and I might say it grew on me. Also the video clip is hilarious. The new album “Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray” is quite different from all of their previous albums. There are a few really good songs and there are some really bad ones. Overall it sounds more like Nickelback and not at all like Seether. The song “Tonight” is the perfect example for it.  What a horrible song, such a disappointment. In some of the songs Shaun Morgan sounds exactly like Chad Kroeger which is not a bad thing at all, it’s just really confusing. Anyway, I’ve decided to support them and purchase the album and enjoy a few of the songs in it. Hopefully their future albums will sound more like the good old Seether days back in “Disclaimer” and “Karma and Effect”.
My Hubby and I have been following the Sci-Fi TV show Eureka. It is quite an interesting show about a town that is full with mad scientists that invent really advanced technologies and about a normal ordinary sheriff that has to deal with all these science experiments that had gone wrong. It’s quite entertaining. The first two seasons were great, the third season was OK and the forth went completely wrong. From some reason they got rid of too many important characters and it became more like a really bad soap opera then a Sci-Fi show. I definitely recommend watching the first three seasons. Even though I didn’t understand half of the stuff that they were saying in this show, I enjoyed the dynamic between all the characters and the chaotic situations that they are dealing with. It’s quite a fun show.  Back to the song, I hope you enjoy the best video clip I’ve seen in a long time. It’s really funny.

Link to my previous posts on Seether: Never Leave, Broken, Gift, Sympathetic

Lyrics: Country Song

What’s this song about?

According to frontman Shaun Morgan, the track's title "got its name from the swampy verse riff". On the band's official message board, Morgan explained the track's background, saying "in some ways I guess I was dealing with growing up and having to make better life choices. It's definitely not country, but we recorded the album in Nashville, and felt like it was a small homage to such a wonderful city."(Country Song – Wikipedia)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Irresistible Force – Jane’s Addiction (album: The Great Escape Artist 2011)

This next song is from Jane’s Addiction new album The Great Escape Artist which is really wonderful. My Hubby loves it as well. I recently purchased the album and I must say, it took them eight years to release it but it was absolutely worth waiting for. The album is a combination of the good old Jane’s Addiction sounds with some electronic music and it is simply excellent. They've made a good use of today’s technology and still remained true to their music genre.

According to Perry the song is about a combination of the big bang theory and the Old Testament and the male-female act of cosmic love. Interesting concept, I don’t really understand the big bang theory and I don’t really care how we got here. The most important thing is that we are here to stay, at least for now. Speaking of cosmic things, on the 31/12/11 my Hubby and I sat outside our balcony on the 27th floor and we had the most divine experience  with a pelican that flew right above our heads. He flew so close to us that we can almost touch his beautiful wings. It was so breathtaking. We both agreed that it’s a great start for a new year. I love birds, especially pelicans. They are my favourite bird. They are such noble creatures. Anyway, I hope you enjoy Jane’s Addiction's ode to nature.

Link to my previous post on Jane’s Addiction: Stop , Three Days

Lyrics: Irresistible Force

What’s this song about?

This is a comment by Perry Farrell from Jane’s Addiction website:

“Many of you love the song Irresistible Force. You've asked me what the lyrics were about. Usually I wouldn't discuss it- I'd prefer to leave it up to the interpretation of the listener. For who likes to be given answers to a puzzle? Right? The fun runs out. However, there have been several misinterpretations given out by the press, and as the author, I do wish to clarify. The song is really a love story, and a theory on creation. Combining the science of the big bang, and the theology of the Old Testament. Adding the notion that it was in fact a conscious male-to-female act of cosmic love. I know of no life that was ever created without male-female union. A sexual explosion caused the creation of our galaxy, and all earthly life. We- in both his and hers image- continue this process. The line "We've become a big business" has nothing to do with Jane's Addiction- but speaks about God and his bride. "A galaxy merger. Two of us a big bang!" A true romance in the cosmos...”