New soul

June 8, 2010 § 2 Comments

Thanks to Pandora, I’ve been listening to a lot of new (to me) music lately and am I loving it or what?!  I am a radio person.  It is only after I started to listen to stuff on Pandora did I realize how much I was missing the car radio!  To me, I see thrill every 5 minutes on the radio when a new song is about to play, to know whether I love/hate that song, to see if I can sing that song etc. (Always helps to have a friend with you to sing along :))

Talking about music, I realize how much I miss singing on stage.  Live shows every once in a while were my drugs.  The practices, cramming for lyrics, the timed sore throat, the harmonies, the mental image of jumping on stage while singing, the smiles in the audience, the one guy in the corner who keeps looking at you, the one crazy drunk girl who is singing even after you stop, matching your scale to the guitarist (or vice-versa :)), the rush in your blood in your first song, just being in “the zone” in the middle of a song and knowing it after, smiling at your singers when you get your harmonies perfect, searching near the drumkit for lyric sheets in the middle of the song, calling out to someone in the audience while you sing…. alright, alright I’ll stop!

Radio is to Live singing what CDs is to Recordings. Radio and Live shows are about off-the-cuff fun, thrill, excitement and that crazy feeling in the spine.  CDs and Recordings are about perfection, order and symmetry. Both involve a high level of skill and composure. And since I am missing the live shows and recordings right now, I am settling with the radio and CDs 🙂

But I will be back, somehow, somewhere 🙂

I’ll leave you with a song that I liked recently – and I can relate to the lyrics a bit!

New Soul – Yael Naim

I’m a new soul
I came to this strange world
Hoping I could learn a bit bout how to give and take.
But since I came here,
Felt the joy and the fear
Finding myself making every possible mistake

I’m a young soul
In this very strange world
Hoping I could learn a bit bout what is true and fake
But why all this hate?
Try to communicate
Finding trust and love is not always easy to make

This is a happy end
‘Cause you don’t understand
Everything you have done
Why’s everything so wrong?
This is a happy end
Come and give me your hand
I’ll take you far away

– Q


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