Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Its hard

Its hard, isn't it. It's hard living in fear of the unexpected, fighting uncontrollable bad thoughts, but also wishing and wanting your life to turn out in a certain way. Feeling out of control is very scary, I and many other people in the world fight that every day. I'm seeing a lot of waiting rooms at the moment, doctors and psychological therapy places. I either have an illness, or I have an extreme need to be told to man up. But it is true, 1 in 4 of us will suffer from mental health issues in our lives. The important thing is talk about it, talk and if you feel you need help, try to get it sooner rather than later. It's hard, believe me I've been there before, and I am there again. But just trust you can feel better, and music is one of the greatest therapies, even if it can stop your bad thoughts for the duration of the song. 

KT Tunstall - Heal over. This always gives me a tiny bit of hope. 

Jamie cullum - Save Your Soul

Dolly Parton - Better Day

Livvy x

Monday, 22 July 2013

People always ask "Why?"

I'm studying Music at Salford University, and I'm always asked "Why?" when I am asked if I study performance, and my answer is no. I love playing my guitar and singing, it is one of the very few things I find easy in my life, and I enjoy doing it for fun, but getting assessed for my performance and being graded for my degree, it just isn't for me. I do admire my friends and people that do it though. There is always a disapproving look when I explain my reasons. I want to write about music, music and people fascinate me. How certain songs and pieces of music make people feel, how music is a way to express deep emotions, why certain pieces of music make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck? Gender, Sex and Politics in music, Popular culture, and the 'Celebrity' phenomenon. The list is endless.
This blog will be probably sporadic, but I aim for it to document completing my degree (If that does ever happen), maybe getting a career, reviews, opinions, maybe a book review here and there, dreams of mine and probably the odd outlet of anxiety filled panic. So read away if you want to...

Livvy x