Line(s) of the Day #InYourRoom

Depeche Mode - In Your Room

In your room
Where time stands still
Or moves at your will
Will you let the morning come soon?

The opening lines of In Your Room by Essex band Depeche Mode from Songs of Faith and Devotion (1993), an album which among other notable successes topped the UK and US charts. I’m a huge fan of the band and saw them live at the 02 a few years ago. They’ve just released their 14th studio album, Spirit, which along with all their other ones has been a UK top ten smash. Other songs I’ve quoted here have been Precious and Walking in my Shoes.

Advertisements

Reviews and Other Features: Explosions in the Sky

selfie

sis and I

Last week I went with my sister to see a band I’d wanted to see for quite some time, Explosions in the Sky.  I’ve been a fan ever since I heard their third album The Earth is not a Cold Dead Place, which just blew my mind. It really was one of the best things I’ve ever heard. So when tickets became available in November last year I just had to go and see them. I’ve been fortunate to see great performances from artists such as Depeche Mode,  Coldplay, U2 and Duran Duran, and this was right up there. Like with Arcade Fire, I just had to write about the experience and share my photos.

Continue reading

Gr8at: Impressive Foreign Language Songs

After my recent Songs to Lighten your Mood and Make you Smile post, I thought I’d highlight my love of songs sung in a different language. My fluency in Spanish is clearly reflected, but there are others from different languages too and all have been carefully chosen. Even if you don’t translate the lyrics, you should definitely listen to them to appreciate their skills in rhythm, tone and melody. Is there one that stands out most for you? What artists do you like that sing in a non-English language?

Continue reading

Line(s) of the Day

Depeche Mode

Now I’m not looking for absolution
Forgiveness for the things I do.
But before you come to any conclusions
Try walking in my shoes.

Taken from the song’ Walking in my Shoes’ by Depeche Mode from the 1993 album Songs of Faith and Devotion.

Awards: Sunshine Award

Sunshine Award

Yay! Another award. I want to thank Little Write Lies for the nomination. It’s definitely worth checking out her blog. She has a love for writing which is infectious and shines throughout her whole site. Really glad I discovered her work.

To accept the award, I must list 10 things about myself and then nominate 10 other bloggers for the award.

Purple is my favourite colour.

Clerks is my favourite comedy. The Naked Gun Trilogy, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Withnail and I and Airplane are up there too.

Growing up Gladiators was my favourite TV Show. How can anyone not get pumped up by this theme tune? ­­KAPOW!

I have a fantasy football team which I’ve been doing for the past few years, mostly pretty successful. The one exception was Einstein FC.

The first book I remember leaving a strong impression was The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier. It’s a great war story, and I would recommend it even now.

I have several books personally signed by Nick Hornby, including High Fidelity.

My favourite dessert is chocolate éclairs.

I’ve never been to Ireland but am hoping to go next year. Croatia and Greece are on my list too.

My favourite painters are Cezanne and J M W Turner

The first band I saw live was Duran Duran. Since then I have seen groups including Depeche Mode, Godhead, U2, White Lies, Girls Aloud, Coldplay and Jay-Z. I’m seeing Godspeed this week too.

And for the second part I thought I’d be a bit different and limit each one to a five word summary/description. In NO particular order.

1. Verbal Spew – Always check out her site

2. Silver Screen Serenade – Knowledgeable, thoughtful, engaging film/TV fan.

3. Marina Kanavaki – Very talented and creative painter.

4. Happiness Secrets – Full of symbolic, meaningful poetry.

5. Michael Piggott – Filled with quality entertainment articles.

6. Leman Shots – Photographer with distinct, creative style.

7. Retiree Diary – A photographer who ‘gets’ nature.

8. Global Girl’s Blog – Food lover; her passion infectious.

9. I See Beauty All Around – Just discovered, big fan already.

10. Tails From Paris – Cartoons. Wonderfully different to others.