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MY AIM IS TRUE – ELVIS COSTELLO

The name always swayed around invisibly like an elephant in the room. It was always there. It was always a part of the rock n’ roll history, and a part of people’s lives and hearts. However, until recently, I have never paid close attention to this legendary singer, song-writer and record producer – Elvis Costello, but I wish I did. His astounding career was born during the peak decade of rock and punk – the 70s. The whole atmosphere of London at that time can definitely be heard and felt in the melodies as well as some notes and rhythms that remind us of the 60s. The ‘My Aim Is True’ album is made up of 13 individually unique and intelligent songs. Costello explores his sensitive side in most of those songs, he doesn’t hesitate to bend the rules of typical punks of the day, instead of painting an image of himself as not giving a fuck, he wrote songs and poured his thoughts and feelings into the lyrics and rhythms. He took a depressing topic …

EXPLORING THE IMPORTANCE MUSIC

This post is a collaboration with the amazing Abby from seafoaming.com. We explore the topic of music, how it affects people, our favourite songs and the importance of music in our lives. If you haven’t come across Abby’s blog yet you should definitely check it out right after you finish reading this post, as there is a part 2 waiting on her website. On Abby’s part of the post we talk about the contrast between music and other art forms, going back to the materialistic side of music and the nostalgic feelings music gives us.  Let’s start with concerts, and going to gigs to see music live. First, I think it really brings people together, which is amazing. It’s so uniting – everyone’s there to see the same person and hear the same thing, and the whole concert is very – everyone seems very accepted, everyone’s the same. Definitely! Everyone in the crowd becomes one. And the best feeling of the night is when your favourite song comes on and everyone is singing the lyrics. That feeling of …