August 22, 2009

Music to brighten your day

Music plays an important part in our lives. One piece that always makes me feel better is by Coldplay - Viva La Vida

also worth reading...
Coldplay - Viva La Vida lyrics |

and I have always loved their "Clocks" too

What made me play it a few times today, was when Dooce blogged about it today - and there is a video of her daughter dancing to this song.... with her Dad. I was just reminded of moments like that with my own children, and how many old songs that I hear played today conjure images of them doing things like that...

Hazy with nostalgia, I started to scan all the comments...and found people had linked some sites where there were other variations of it... and some of them are great.

Kids singing it to acoustic guitar - so wonderful to see them really enjoying the words and meaning as well as the tune!!

Another one that I was impressed with was where someone has combined his daughter's favourite piece, Love Story by Taylor Swift, and put it to cello and piano. Slower, but beautiful and haunting, as well as clever.

Love Story Meets Viva la Vida

I like it when people can combine music like that ... or play it differently.
For some years i have followed Norwegian Recycling. I love the way he mixes these tracks...

Finally, thinking of something completely different, have you discovered the Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain? I had some misgivings about listening to it when my friend first showed them to me, but they are clever and entertaining - worth checking out.

"The Good the Bad and the Ugly" - watch for the vocals added at the end!

"You don't bring me flowers"... very clever arrangement!!!

They even do Nirvana - Smells like Teen Spirit!

You may have read an earlier post I did this year on this theme... but go and hear the classical yodelling and Wee Andy Lloyd Weber done as a Scottish theme.

Good listening everyone ;)

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