Cherdo On The Flipside was gracious enough to nominate me for the Music and Words Award. #MW. She is funny, loves music and has a beautiful soul so you should check out her blog. So the rules are as follows:
1. Link back to the person who nominated you
2. Answer the questions in words and music.
3. Pass the award on to 5 bloggers who inspire you with their posts about music.
4. Tag your post with a #MWA, for Music & Words Award so we can all find you down the line.
5. Quote these 5 steps and the award icon in your post. You can display the award icon on your sidebar as well.
So here we go...
1. What Does Music Mean To You?
I have never been one to understand the lyrics when I listen to a song. When the record albums came out with all the lyrics printed, I loved it! Regardless, music saved me. It is an art form that inspires and creates huge emotions whether they be sadness, joy, bliss...you name it. I .....knew fear when I was 7 years old. I was scared for my life and, later, for my family's life unless I did as I was told. Being told that you will have your throat slit from ear to ear and, later, your parents and your brother was downright scary. When the bullying started in grade school and then increased in high school where, again, I was threatened with cutting my throat(the one girl lifted me by my neck against the lockers while the others threatened me) just increased my fear. Hospital visits, taunts, trying to get me to commit suicide was basically a normal thing in my life....Jeez I am a downer right now! Anyhoo, movies, reading, Music and my parents protected me and opened up a world of riches. The beauty of music showed me how lovely the world could be and when I was so very young and scared, I could remember the beauty of music throughout the house. It comforted me and gave me security. It showed me love and gratitude and happiness. I always wanted to dance to this...
2. What is Your First Music Related Memory?
How I love thinking back to when I was little, sitting at the table colouring while my dad was reading and my mom was making dinner. This tune, my mom often played and it brings back the warmest of memories. It also reminds me of my mom
3. What Was The First Album You Purchased?
Now before you think I only own classical...I don't! I love the Blues, Classic Rock, Folk, just about anything (except Rap and hip hop blechh). I bought every ABBA album and ELO album plus Klaatu and Jon and Vangelis. My first album I bought was an ABBA record...Arrival.
4. What was the Last Music You Bought (No downloading or streaming-must be an album or CD)?
I love Andre Rieu! I think he is great and I saw him twice in concert. I know, I should be saying I saw The Who, Duran, Duran or whatever but, nope, it's this guy. He travels all over the world and it is an experience to see him...if you like classical, folk and movie music. I bought Magic of the Musicals.
5. What Song Did You Listen To Last?
You will think it is another movie theme or classical...nope! It is Queen and this one song I listened to a lot when I was young. I played this again just this past weekend and danced:)...well not to this song but to others:)
Now this is where I should nominate 5 people who have a love for music. Everyone loves music! I do know some wonderful crafting people and others who take photos etc... but the people who truly listen to the music and showcase it on their blogs have already won the awards so if anyone wants to do this of their own volition, please do so. I had fun creating this and even though I showed a vulnerable side...I don't care:) because it is a part of me that has molded me to be a better person. Film, Love from my family and Music all shaped this. Hope you have the time to listen.