AWARD: One Lovely Blog Award – The Music Edition

Huge thanks to the lovely Mischenko at Read Rant Rock & Roll for the nomination on this one. I absolutely love Mischenko’s blog so do head over and see her! Now, I’ve already done this award, but this one had a little twist on it, being all about music so I couldn’t resist giving it another go!

Rules

  1. Each nominee must THANK the person who nominated them and link their blog in the post.
  2. They must include the rules and add the blog award badge as an image.
  3. Must add 7 facts about themselves and then nominate 15 people.

My Musical Facts

#1 When I was in my early teens I had what I can only describe as a mind fart where I went completely nuts for Take That, my punishment for this severe lack in judgement was to get knocked over on my way home from school on the night of a concert meaning I was in hospital getting brain scans instead of going to see them. I look back and see those brain scans were definitely needed, and sometimes wondered if the brain damage was a result of being knocked over or listening to such terrible music!

#2 My intention as a child/teen was to be a professional musician, my dream was to go to The Royal College of Music in London. Unfortunately, a breakdown brought on by pressure by one of my music teachers destroyed my dreams and I gave up music at 16, despite being on track for early admission.

#3 I’ve played several instruments over the years, the Cello briefly, the Clarinet and Saxophone seriously. I also self-taught the flute and piano badly. I also studied theory and wrote a piece of music for the school’s 80-piece wind band. Oh and I could/can sing, I sang the solo for Ava Maria in a big concert when I was 16, couldn’t do that now, my voice has definitely fallen apart since then! I’ve also won a few competitions when I was kid and as an adult. But I haven’t sung in public for at least 8 years!

#4 Despite being a massive heavy metal fan and being quite tunnel visioned about music, I am a huge fan of classical music and I also love jazz. There is so much technical skill involved in writing and playing both of these styles and I get completely sucked into them.

#5 I have a weakness for the Cello, it is by far my favourite instrument. It has such a sensual sound and it’s easily the most emotive instrument I’ve ever listened to. It was the first instrument I was ever taught, I wasn’t particularly great at it, but I’m glad I had the opportunity to try. My absolute favourite band, Apocalyptica, are a heavy metal band made up of cellists. It’s my ultimate turn on (haha!) long haired rockers playing Cellos, I even played some of their music during my wedding service.

#6 I absolutely love the ballet, the combination of dance with the music gets me every time. My favourite dance company is Matthew Bourne they do fabulous modern contemporary ballet which is often a twist on a traditional story. My favourite so far was Sleeping Beauty which I saw a few years ago, incredibly gothic and dark. Absolutely brilliant.

#7 I am addicted to TV music soundtracks, I analyse them, memorise them, and I can almost perfectly spot who the composer is before reading the titles. It’s an uncanny talent I have, but I absolutely the music and skill it takes to evoke emotion through music on TV. My favourite soundtrack composer is Bear McCreary, I absolutely idolise this man he is so talented, and I have so many albums of his soundtracks it’s ridiculous.

My Nominees

I can’t remember who I nominated the first time, so please ignore me if I’m repeating myself, I’ve also not done the full 15 because it’s just so many! Also don’t feel you have to do this on the music theme, just go random if you want, and no pressure to take part as always!

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14 thoughts on “AWARD: One Lovely Blog Award – The Music Edition

  1. Wow, that was awesome! I would so love to hear you sing Ava Maria! I knew about the cello which I love, but very sorry to hear that your dreams were crashed by a teacher. I hate to hear it and it makes me sad.

    Thanks so much for doing such an awesome job on this. I knew your facts would be detailed and insteresting. 🖤💕 Thanks for sharing, Claire.

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  2. Cello!!! Loooove! Man you played a lot of instruments and can sing too! That’s so cool. I love classical music as well sometimes. Thanks for the nomination 😁 I’ll be doing this one coming up this week for sure.

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    1. Meant to add, you should check out a guy on YouTube named Kevin Oluosa. He plays cello and beatboxes at the same time. He’s also a member of Pentatonix so he will occasionally sing too!

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  3. Love those musical facts, apart from nr 1- being hit by a vehicle certainly isn’t cool and thankfully nothing worse happened to you, but hey, we all go through phases! XD I used to be a serious rap lover… yeah… thankfully that didn’t last long 😀
    And I am also not at all a fan of jazz… I admire people who love jazz though. I think it’s such a sophisticated musical genre and yet my easr (or my brain?) just can’t take it… it sounds like cacophony to me for some reason 😦
    Thanks for the nomination 🙂 I’;m not sure I’d be able t come up with 7 musical facts about me… hmm…

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    1. Haha yeah I think most of us have had hiccoughs with our musical tastes! Jazz is definitely an acquired taste. I think it helps that I was in a jazz band for a few years so I understand how it all fits together technically. I probably listen to it differently. I didn’t think I would come up with 7 but ended up with too many and had to choose which ones to use.

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