If you've been reading my blog for a while you'll know I like to finish off outfit posts by sharing a favourite song. I thought I share a few of my favourites in a dedicated post for a change!
Any time I am on my own I am listening to music. I listen to it as I bake (favourite), if I'm on the bus, walking, fall asleep to it. I'd like to pretend I have amazing taste in music and appear super cool on here but in reality I like some really good, respected artists but I also like a rather significant amount of terrible pop music. I love folk, it's my absolute favourite. My mum's favourite singer has always been Joni Michell and I was raised on her music. I prefer female vocalists, love pianos, finding meaning in obscure lyrics. I also love rap. I can't help it, I'm a bad feminist. It's just not really permissable as a femininst to love some of the music I do but I can'y say no to dancing to Kanye West or Dizzee Rascal. But everyone has their weaknesses, so I thought I'd share a few of mine with you. It'd be great if other bloggers did this too! I love discovering new music.
I'm lucky that my parents were total hippies growing up, and are letting me "supervise" their record collection.
My record player is a Steepletone, they're pretty cheap and a good starter player.
My all time favourite singer: Tori Amos.
I wish I look as happy as I really was in these photos! But I was shaking and lost the ability to move my lips haha.
This is a no brainer, I have been utterly in love with her since the age of fourteen. Her lyrics are completely amazing and fill my head with all sorts of dream like images. Any time I have been sad or going through anything difficult I have always found peace in her songs. She's also a staunch feminist and a lovely person. I've met her a few times and she's the most sweet, caring and compassionate person you could ever imagine.
The first Tori Amos song I fell in love with. I ripped this video and uploaded it myself, probably the only youtube video I'll have that exceeds 200,000 views hah.
Every single album of Tori's is completely different, if you're new start with Little Earthquakes.
My favourite song: A case of you by Joni Mitchell.
Speaks for itself, what I wouldn't give to see her live just once.
My first concert: Michael Jackson, Dublin 1992.
Still have my ticket!
I still love Michael Jackson as much as I did when I was four. My parents have video upon video of me dancing in my pink mini skirt to his videos, failing miserably at copying the dance moves. Each and every song of his reminds me of my childhood. I was supposed to see him on his This is It tour, I had a ticket. I'll never forget being taken to Dublin when I was four years old with my parents and my brother and sister and seeing Michael in his shiny gold costumes.
Favourite musical family: The Wainwrights.
(Mendocino is also one of the most beautiful towns I have visited). Seriously, listen to this song and try not to become nostalgic.
Rufus makes me think of New York City, I think I only brought his cds with me the first time I visited and they went with me and my little portable cd player everywhere I went.
And I thought I'd throw this one in since it's beautiful, and Snow Patrol are from Northern Ireland.
18 year old me and Martha!
I guess normally this would have been favourite band, but there isn't any band I love as much as I love this family. I've seen Rufus and Martha live numerous times and I was lucky enough to see Kate McGarrigle sing my favourite song of hers with Martha shortly before she passed away. The songs above are my favourites of theirs. I enjoy Loudon Wainwright's music as well but not as much as these three.
And because this could go on for miles, some of my other favourites. Basically, songs that I will never ever fall out of love with.
I listened to this one walking home in the rain once and it forever stuck, can't beat a bit of Feist.
My friend thinks I'm nuts for wanting this as my first dance song at my wedding if I ever get married, whatever! I think it's completely beautiful.
And to finish, a song from a local band that I love. My friend's brother is in this and that's how I found them. They're pretty awesome so give them a listen. Emerald Armada: Make it good.
Tell me, what's music gets you through life?