William Congreve wrote that line in a play called ‘The Mourning Bride’. I’m long past the point of being a bride, but I am in mourning so it seemed appropriate. A lot of hopes and dreams of a better, fairer life went up in smoke on May 18, but now it’s time to heal.
I can’t remember how I stumbled onto this song – thank you unknown blogger! – but I’ve been listening to it a lot lately. The composer is Ramin Djawadi, and the song is called ‘Light of the Seven’ [Season 6 of the Game of Thrones] :
It’s been ages since I posted anything about music because, well, I haven’t been listening to any. I’ve been completely engrossed in my technical writing for months now, and technical writing does not play well with music. Or at least it doesn’t for me because my focus has to be on clarity and precision, not creativity.
I’ve enjoyed my break from creative writing, but I’ve really missed the music, so my thanks to the Offspring for telling me about the soundtrack to the movie ‘Mongol’.
It’s like nothing I’ve ever listened to before, and the ‘throat singing’ is not exactly pretty to Western ears. And yet…and yet….I love it. It’s kind of raw and sets the nerves a-jangle, but it beats a cup of coffee when it comes to waking my brain up. See what you think:
Oh and I’m turning comments off so no one has to be polite. :p
Still no news on the Amazon front but…Roger Subirana replied to one of my tweets about his music!
I am trying to restrain myself – dance – but Roger Subirana is one of my favourite Indie composers! How can I not be excited when his music played such a vital part in the ‘feel’ of Innerscape?
I’m going to go calm down now. Happy Tuesday everyone. 🙂
After three, full-on days of work, weeding, editing, tweeting, visits to the dentist and just life in general, I needed a pick-me-up. And this did it for me. 🙂
The image comes from Jigsaw Planet, and it was uploaded by Lilhrywoman. Don’t they all look as if they’re saying ‘cheese!’? I did the jigsaw of the image so I could see it better. So glad I did. 😀
And for a bit more joy, here’s a track from Two Steps From Hell’s soundtrack album Colin Frake. The track is called Talia’s Theme:
Are you cheered? I am. 😀
This is so EPIC I can’t keep still. I’m even typing in time to the music. Dreadful for working on spreadsheets but who cares!
Okay, that’s it. I’ll be good now. 😀
It’s almost midnight but I just had to share this with you. It’s a demo of a new whiz bang innovation called ‘Booktrack’.
The idea is to provide a soundtrack, or sound effects, that will be synced to the ebook you read.
I’m not sure whether the sound in the demo would enthrall me, or annoy the hell out of me, but suddenly the wild idea I had about including my Two Steps From Hell writing music with my story doesn’t seem so wild any more. In five years time this technology may well be common place. Yay, technology!
Sadly I’ll never be able to afford the music I’d like so… -sigh-
Good night world!