Monday, 1 June 2009

Sess 4/12 - Music

A HUGE thank you to Daria who told me how to upload a video from YouTube, I have been trying to do it for a long time with no success and now, thanks to her instructions I have done it!!!

You are probably sick of hearing about Mike Peters and The Alarm but they are a band important to me for lots of reasons. I have followed them since my teens and the band are from North Wales so are local to us.

The important part of The Alarm is the music, Mike Peters is a poet and a musician. As I follow his albums from Declaration and Strength to the latest Guerilla Tactics his music has followed his life, his voice growing richer with each passing year.

As a punk goth in my earlier years I could identify with "Father to Son", as I married my husband my thoughts were with "Walk Forever By My Side" and "Breathe". As I battled depression in recent years my anthem became "Without a Fight" and now I share the battle with cancer I live with "Love, Hope and Strength" and "Fight Back".

If you ever get the time to listen to the lyrics of these songs, they tell a story in themselves and you will know exactly why I share this connection with Mike.

Music is an important part of my life. I thank God for my hearing that I can hear it, my feet so that I can dance to it and my heart for music being able to stir my emotions.


  1. Music is such an important part of our lives for so many reasons..some of which you have mentioned here. There is something that touches my soul about music...lyrics and music...and I find there are times in my life when specific songs stand on their own and help me through some of the worst and some of the best of times. Bless Daria for showing you how to upload videos!!

  2. Thanks for sharing that, and happy June 1st!

  3. I was just watching a National Geographic special last night on music, which turns out to be a uniquely human and very complicated process to hear.

    But (wow!) how rewarding!

  4. Music was a great comfort to me during those long months of chemo.


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