Hi Croix, Sara, SB, Shell + all readers,
Ah Sumo does sound like one very fine cat.
It's okay, I'll forgive you for being human. I'm only human too ha, ha. Um I think you looked up a different song by the same name. I meant Music Saved My Life (feat B.O.B. & Mally Skatz) by Joelle Ortiz. In saying that, I don't mind Futuristic's song. Both strike a chord with me but more so Joelle Ortiz's song.
Ah I had a nosy listen to Ogi No Mato and I can see what you mean by how it is a little like the Futuristic opening. I'm actually unsure of what I think of Ogi No Mato purely because it's so different to anything that I've heard. I couldn't even tell you if I liked it or not.
Reve was very calming and it made me think of running water in a lake or river. I like how Vangelis seems willing to experiment musically.
I actually really enjoyed Paint It Black. I liked the somewhat jarring sound that the sitar helped produce, and I think the official lyric video complemented the song well.
I'm glad you enjoyed Back To Black and Skinny Love. Sadly, Amy Winehouse- Back To Black- died far too young.
It seems Florence isn't quite for you but like her or not, she has an impressive (vocal) range. Yeah, she purposely adds a religious style to her music. I quite enjoy how she mixes different genres and often ends up with an other-worldly sound. I find the end result quite hypnotic.
I don't actively seek sad songs but I'm probably drawn to them. How do I explain it? I guess it's a validation of sorts from music.
Sorry, I'm afraid that I can't relate to being a schoolboy in the 50s ha, ha. But joking aside, the 1986 version must make you feel a little nostalgic. Fond memories huh? Makes sense that you prefer it.
Many people- with the best intentions- sometimes will try to cheer me up, etc. While I can understand that they mean well, it's not always what I need. What I need is understanding- to be told that it's "okay to not be okay"- and that's where music comes in. Music always understands. It doesn't try to talk me out of my feelings. It just "is" & gets it. That's why music will always have my heart.
Sara, thanks for the munchies. That's a lovely spread that you have left us. I'll help myself to the cheese and bread ha, ha.
Shelley, I'm glad you feel welcome here 😊 It looks like Croix has solved the mystery of your avatar's origins. Awesome detective work!