Serendipity. There isn’t a better word in the dictionary to describe the feeling that sometimes things just fall into place. Sometimes we get lucky. We lose ourselves to dance and we fall. This time when we fall, we don’t hurt ourselves. We bounce.
My last blog as ever referenced the fog, it’s something I think I was born with, something that will always be a part of me but for the first time in years I have had an uninterrupted period of being me. My smile is genuine, my laugh isn’t forced. When it rains, I see beyond the clouds. I’m freewheelin’
Past experiences always stay with you, time dulls them but they never really go away. It’s easy to say to someone to forget about it, but you never should. Always remember. It’s learning from them and forging new memories that make you so happy you can’t believe your luck. It’s like listening to an album by an old favourite and everything just clicks. The beat kicks in at the right point, the lyrics are in perfect sync with the music. It’s effortless. Much like the new albums by Daft Punk and The National.
Random Access Memories is an absolute delight, despite the criticism I really enjoyed Human After All but this is a whole new bag baby. It’s disco-fantastique. I haven’t heard a track to close an album as phenomenal as Contact before. It’s a fully loaded album and you should be as excited for its release as I am.
The same goes for Trouble Will Find You. Somehow Matt’s voice has dropped even deeper, it growls but its so filled with emotion that it cuts right into you. Music that makes you feel is always worth your time. It’s not music for heading out, it’s poetry more than anything, it’s music to reflect upon and savour. Man, I have to stop waxing about The National, you might almost think I work PR for them. Anyway. Go listen.
We’ve come too far to give up who we are
So let’s raise the bar and our cups to the stars