7 Day Song Challenge [Day 5,6,7]

Having been a bit busy these past few days I did neglect to keep up with the 7 day song challenge. However! This does not mean failure since I don’t remember specifying that the 7 days had to be consecutive, ha!

Anyway, rather than continue spamming my own blog with 3 more days of videos I thought I’d just go ahead and catch up on all 3 days in one nice big video-heavy post.

And so we begin/continue! Day 5 – a song that makes me laugh

Flight of the Conchords – Bret you’ve got it going on:

This is a favorite on my iPod (much to the bewilderment of non-fotc fans) and it deeply saddens me that the TV series has ended and I never had the opportunity to see them at a live gig. Bad times 😦

Day 6 – a song that I can play on an instrument

I can only play (badly) 2 songs, on 2 different instruments, so lets go with both.

Nirvana -About a girl:

Back in ’05 an awesome guy I knew offered to help me learn to play the guitar. I owned a beautiful purple acrylic string bass and up until that point had done nothing but throw it appreciative glances and stroke it lovingly. This was the first (and only) song I learnt before giving in to the realisation that I really wasn’t dedicated enough to continue and live with the ever present finger burns.

The Animals – House of the rising sun:

My mum was great on the keyboard, and she taught me how to play this when I was a child, using the handy addition of little lettered stickers on the keys. I don’t have a great musical talent (unless memorising song lyrics counts?) so this remains the only song I can play, and I certainly don’t do it any justice! A fantastic song by an equally fantastic band.

Day 7 – a song that reminds me of childhood

Without a doubt this has to be The Steve Miller Band – The Joker:

Invokes memories of sitting at the top of the hallway stairs (well past bedtime) listening to this playing on my dads stereo, whilst he strummed along on his guitar surrounded by a haze of cigarette smoke. Remains a favorite and is a regular on my iPod shuffle.

7 Day Song Challenge [Day 4]

Ah, a new day, a new song! 7 Day Song Challenge, Day 4 – a song I’d like played at my wedding. Today’s portion of audio-lyrical goodness will be brought to you courtesy of The Editors, with their fantastic song ‘The Weight of the World’.

Perhaps not the most conventional wedding song, what with the opening lyrics being about those you love being there when you pop your clogs, but it has a very personal meaning for myself and my other half and as such is one of ‘our songs’.
Really hope I’ll be able to make it to their special Royal Albert Hall show in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. Tickets are insanely expensive, but its a worthy cause and the acoustics at the Royal Albert are amazing, so who knows! (*hint hint Mr P*)

7 Day Song Challenge [Day 3]

Good Morning from Me, Myself, and my breakfast of home made brioche with morello cherry conserve. Dont be jealous.

Todays song in the 7 Day Song Challenge has to be a song that reminds me of someone, and there is no one on this earth that I love to think about more than my beautiful children.

Red Hot Chili Peppers: Snow (Hey Oh)

Back in summer of ’07 my eldest child Little X was just coming up to 6 months, and if he wasn’t attached to me (and by ‘me’ I mean my breast) then he was usually crying. In my desperation for a few hours rest I dug through my virtual music collection and came out brandishing ‘Stadium Arcadium’ by RHCP. During my pregnancy I had played lots of music to my bump – possibly in the hopes that he’s grow up to be a rockstar, what? – and from the increased kicking during ‘Stadium Arcadium’ it seemed to be a firm favourite.
So I popped it on repeat, and lord have mercy, Little X slept for a good 6 hours for the first time. Over the months (and years) the album became part of his (and Little P’s) nighttime routine (who needs Twinkle Little Star?), and one we put on to dance around the house, and to this day his little face still lights up in recognition when he hears this song.

7 Day Song Challenge [Day 2]

7 Day Song Challenge, Day 2, a song that’s a guilty pleasure: Enrique Iglesias – Do you know?

*cringe*

I know I’m going to get some virtual stick for this, especially from my music-nerd friends that would rather have their left arm removed than listen to (or admit they listen to) something as uber-cheesy-pop as this song. But that’s the whole point of a guilty pleasure isn’t it? You’re supposed to rue the day that someone finds this mp3 in your otherwise super-cool music files. And yet here I am, exposing my Enrique love to the world, for the sake of humanity my 7 day challenge. I’m a brave little music soldier. And I’m going to regret this post in the morning.

7 Day Song Challenge [Day 1]

A lot of my facebook friends have been participating in the 30 Day Song Challenge, and whilst it looks fun, I decided I’d rather bring it over to my blog where I can have a bit more creative freedom. And so the 7 Day Song Challenge was born. Creative title, I know.

Having 30 days worth of options to choose from I’m a bit spoilt, but I thought I’d go with the following:

Day 1 – a song that makes me happy
Day 2 – a song that is a guilty pleasure
Day 3 – a song that reminds me of someone
Day 4 – a song that I want to play at my wedding
Day 5 – a song that makes me laugh
Day 6 – a song that I can play on an instrument
Day 7 – a song from my childhood

So I’ll start with day 1, funnily enough.

A song that makes me happy: Bloc Party – Flux / Bloc Party – One More Chance.

Ok so technically that’s two songs, but it is the same artist, and I make the rules here so suck it up. I can put these two songs on (max volume) and they will instantly cheer me up, get my feet moving and make me as bouncy as a rabbit on a pogo stick.

Bloc party are one of those bands that consistently create music that make me want, nay, need to move. Thank you for being my happy song Mr Bloc Party 🙂