Gig Of The Year – 2014

So after a year of gigs and events what would I pick out as my highlight of the year…
I’m going to be cheeky and pick a few well it’s my blog I make the rules!
Firstly looking at the non music gigs I went to, I’m going to choose Froch vs Groves at Wembley. This was my first ever boxing event. It was so impressive I like to watch boxing at home but am usually asleep by the main event and have to be woken for the big fight so I was worried that I would get tired and restless. But it’s not possible, one the seats aren’t comfy enough for sleep but secondly and more importantly the atmosphere is electric. I didn’t expect that really and it made it all the more enjoyable. I was so pleased Carl Froch won, it was a great punch. Though at the time Peter didn’t agree with the stoppage once we rewatched it at home you could just see Froch knock the stuffing out of him. It was a brilliant event and I really hope I manage to see more boxing live.
Now my best music gig… This is going to be hard… So let’s do a top 3… Like I said before my blog… My rules 🙂
In third place Kacey Musgraves with John and Jacob supporting. I love Kacey and I love John and Jacob so this really is the perfect gig!! Plus we met John and Jacob after and then went to their first headline gig 2 weeks later!
In second place Taylor Swift, I liked Taylor before I saw her in concert. I LOVED her and wanted to be her by the time the concert finished!!
And in first place Ed Sheeran one guy, a guitar and a loop pedal is all you need to have one of the best gigs ever! Well maybe ticker tape was missing, but I won’t hold that against him!
Happy New Year – here’s to more music in 2015!

Guilty Pleasure – Suddenly, Angry Anderson

As soon as I went to open iTunes to decide on this weeks Guilty Pleasure, this song just came into my head! Suddenly by Angry Anderson.

I had this song on vinyl single – I loved it and I played it over and over again, I loved the B Side too ‘Falling’.

Any Neighbour’s fan from the 80’s knows this song from Scott and Charlene’s wedding.

Enjoy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iduvLzKvwko

Song Lyric Sunday – You’ll Never Walk Alone

The final Song Lyric Sunday of 2014 goes to a song that has always stirred emotions in me. The scenes that poured out of Liverpool after the Hillsborough disaster stay with me and I am always moved to tears by this song and what it means to Liverpool fans. More recently its become more important me as it’s a special song for my fiances family and we remember those we’ve lost in it’s lyrics.

Also personally having lost loved ones and struggled this year, this song is a reminder that you are never alone…

“When you walk through a storm
Hold your head up high
And don’t be afraid of the dark
At the end of the storm
There’s a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of a lark

Walk on through the wind
Walk on through the rain
Though your dreams be tossed and blown

Walk on walk on with hope in your heart
And you’ll never walk alone
You’ll never walk alone”

Just reading the lyrics to this song so I can write this blog has me in tears.  And when I visited Liverpool Stadium this year it was a true goosebump moment to hear this song sung from The Kop. Football fan or not, this is a song that is in their blood, that is part of their history. They feel the lyrics as they sing along and they mean every single word!

#YNWA

You'll Never Walk Alone

You’ll Never Walk Alone

Guilty Pleasure – Songs from Elf

So as it’s Christmas tomorrow this week’s guilty pleasure songs come from my favourite Christmas film Elf.

Now I love these two songs anyway but I LOVE even more the way they are featured in Elf. Just watching these clips makes me smile!  If you haven’t seen this movie, then you really must.

Baby It’s Cold Outside – as sung by Elf and Jovie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bp3UoqOkFJo

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Foeeq4Sfwrg

Enjoy! And remember, the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

Merry Christmas Everyone

Garth Brooks & Justin Timberlake

So my twitter feed is full of the news that Garth Brooks joined Justin Timberlake on stage to sing Friends in Low Places.

I watched this clip this morning, with a huge stupid grin on my face. Firstly, the crowd know the song Justin is about to sing just from the opening chords. I love this… they are happily singing along with no idea what is coming next… This is why I love a special guest at a concert and they don’t get more special than Garth Brooks. Once he’s on stage its just so lovely to see him and Justin dancing and singing together and to hear the crowd singing the song back. It gives me goosebumps just watching it, I can’t begin to imagine what it would’ve been like to be there.

Garth Brooks was one of my first introductions into Country music and remains one of my favourite musicians. I hope I get to see him live one day, that dream almost came true this year and then Croke Park was cancelled. I hope that his current tour swings by the UK at some point.

Until then I’ll just enjoy watching this…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_yCEVmepsQ

Song Lyric Sunday

I hadn’t heard this song in a while and it came on randomly on shuffle the other day and I remembered how very relevant the lyrics were to me. It’s just a reminder that you don’t have to have everything under control, you don’t have to pretend everything is ok when it isn’t.  And that it’s ok to be exactly who you are.

Who You Are – Jessie J

Who You Are - Jessie J