How’s life treating you? Well I hope!
There’s a them to this blog: well, other than cross-dressing and all that goes with it. It’s not the journey of nervous n00bie to whatever I am today either.
It is, of course, music…. or more precisely: lyrics.
I don’t know what it is about the stuff, but even the bad stuff entertains (well, depending on your definition of bad I guess). Funny how what was naff can become pure disco cheese: sometimes capable of making the most seriously cynical museo cut some rug in a comedy turn. Yeah, like most of you don’t know the words and the actions to Reach for the Stars or YMCA 🙂
But -and as usual – I digress. Such is the bumps and lumps that come with a stream of consciousness blog. On many nights, ideas seems to rattle out of my brain and shoot out as a burst of gibberish from my fingers. On good days, I get whole sentences out. Sometimes, they’re even grammatically correct. Today, I’m a little all over the place. Perhaps writing it down first would be better? Oh well!
Anyways, there’s a point to this wordgasm and it’s this: there are songs that speak to you.
Now I don’t mean if you play your metal albums backwards there’s hidden messages of corrupting Satanic lore (“Eat your greens” or “The Darling Buds of May is sh**!” for example). I also don’t just mean emo angst, metal rage, the heartfelt strumming of country nor the UK equivalent: the Sarf Landen rap-talk-sing divas: but sooner or later, and unless you’re listening to just instrumentals, there’ll be a line or a couplet that rings a bell in your head and you connect.
Maybe even you misconnect: maybe the lyric is interpreted by you in a way the artist hadn’t originally mentioned. The joys of context and personal experiences I suppose. I won’t quote any examples – I’m sure you’ve got a few that mean something to you personally and if you do, I’d love to hear them.
But one thing I would like to know: who is writing the stuff for Girl’s Aloud and why do I seem to connect with those lyrics? 🙂 Maybe I’m just egocentric… am I a blogger…. and trans. 😉
[ Today’s lyric: No Good Advice by Girls Aloud ]
ps: I was sent a link to Glender Blender the other day (thanks Harry). It’s a series about a TG folk. There are a few teasers on YouTube which may interest you. If it catches your eye, there’s a number of videos available on CrushedPlanet. Happy viewing!