I really like the song I've chosen to share today, Show Me the Science by Irish band The Blizzards. The first couple of times I watched the video for it I wasn't sure about it (the song stops part way through for the story bit of the video) but the more I watch it the more fun I think it is.
I'm in London this weekend for the London Film and Comic Con and Young Adult Lit Con so just one favourite for this week. This little bit of brilliance from James Corden earlier this week.
This week I couldn't have chosen anything other than a Linkin Park track to share today. The soundtrack to my uni days featured their music regularly so the news this week of the death of Chester Bennington left me very sad. I know many deemed them not a cool band to love, but I never cared about that, I loved their sound and what they had to say mattered to me a whole lot. I saw them headline at Reading Festival back in 2003, while I was there with a group of friends we all did our own thing so I went on my own (some of the others were elsewhere in the crowd) and had such an amazing time – they were a highlight in a weekend that was full of so many musical highlights.
I often talk about music getting under my skin, those songs that seem to capture my heart most intensely. Of all the Linkin Park songs I love In the End is the one that absolutely got under my skin so it had to be my choice.
I saw this video on Twitter yesterday (I think) and then today YouTube thought I might like it. I like it very much, and in lieu of the Para Athletics post that I'm still writing I thought I'd share it here too in case you enjoy it too.
I’m off to London tomorrow to see the evening session of the ParaAthletics so today’s musical choice is inspired by this. After last year’s Last Leg coverage of the Rio Paralympics featured this song a couple of times it has become intrinsically connected with disability sport in my brain.
A very late post today but it’s been a very busy day. I wanted to share this song a few weeks back, it had been the featured record of the week on the drive time show I tend to listen to on the radio and with each daily play I loved it more. There was no video though so I’ve waited and now there is one and I can finally share it. The band are called Wild Youth, the song is their debut single and it’s called All or Nothing.
I have just one favourite for today but it’s a really good one. I love a good version of The Circle of Life and this one done by the cast of The Lion King with the London Gay Men’s Chorus in celebration of this weekend’s London Pride is utterly brilliant!
I spent part of this evening watching some of the videos from this year’s West End Live event on YouTube. There are some great performances but sadly the sound quality isn’t all that brilliant. While I was watching them I spotted this from Amber Riley at the Olivier Awards which is brilliant:
and also then led me to rewatch Jennifer Hudson’s Carpool Karaoke which I love:
and is another of my favourite things so I couldn’t resist sharing the joy here.
This week’s song has been one of my regular plays over the last year or two thanks to Sense8 reminding me of it. It’s one of my many favourite sequences from the show, and has become one of those songs I find myself reaching for often.
Have you ever found yourself listening to a song over and over, loving it, then paying real attention to it for the first time and realising that all this time you’d never realised what it’s about? That’s what happened to me with this song. It’s on a couple of my current favourite playlists and I’d been singing along to it for ages before actually paying attention to the lyrics even though it’s been around for so long.
Turns out the video is also a bit of a surprise. It fits the song but wasn’t remotely what I’d expected.