Wednesday 26 March 2014

happy music

I will start with how disappointed I was that the Academy did not award the Oscar this year to Pharrel Williams for his wonderful "Happy", just to get it off my chest... I, for once, from the first time I heard it while watching "Despicable me II" (and already being deeply in love with the minions since the first film) I cannot stop dancing and smiling and clapping along every time I listen to it!

...but then again I have been called "exaggeratedly enthusiastic" about my views, or even accused of "ecstatically expressing my feelings" about some things in this blog... Well, in all honesty, I graciously accept the characterisation, I take it as a compliment and timidly say thanks because if I can still exaggerate the positive in my life, there's still hope for me ;) No, I'm not always happy, in fact my happy moments are rather limited and exactly for that I want the joy to last longer and occasionally, perhaps, I exaggerate in expressing it...

Now, about happy music... No, as you can imagine I'm not always in the mood for it and there have been times in my life that I could not listen to anything but Nick Cave... dark times... brrrr... glad they are over... Right now I'm at a point that I welcome every bit of upbeat-ness (forgive the term...) that comes my way, whenever and anyway it comes! And music is a very good way! I know that creators express what they feel, thank goodness, and this is not always pink with ribbons on it but I tell you, I appreciate more and more a happy, uplifting song that makes me wanna dance around in my living room like a mad woman! Give me a big band and a catchy tune, some heart warming lyrics and a good voice and I'm sold!

Is it better than shoes? You bet! And I... clap along ;)

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