Sorry, this post is getting out a little later in the day than I usually publish them, been dealing with headaches ALL weekend and just haven’t had the energy to put my thoughts into words.
Now, let’s see if that Ibuprofen helped enough for me to be literate, lol.
The Cloud Atlas Sextet for Orchestra is from the movie Cloud Atlas, based on the novel by the same name. I’ve not yet read the novel, because I remember hearing it’s a doozy to get through (not bad, just sometimes confusing) and I haven’t put in a great effort to get my hands on a copy.
The movie was great fun, if a bit odd. Entertaining and romantic, nerve-wracking and inspiring, and all together unique in the way each story line comes together in the end.
Just very good.
And the soundtrack was perfect for creating the right atmosphere for each story line. My favorite track, The Cloud Atlas Sextet for Orchestra, is absolutely heartbreaking on screen, but grows to be something inspiring and hopeful towards the end. I have a ‘driving playlist’ that consists mainly of orchestral type music and, as soon as I heard the sextet, I knew it was getting added to the playlist!
I’m not very musical, so my descriptions are probably WAY off, but I love how, as the song progresses it waxes and wanes, how you have these moments where a single instrument or section will stand out, and how they all come together in such a beautiful way.
Anywhos, hope you all enjoy this as much as I do. 😀
In the desperate hope that 2020 is the year a Mass Effect remake or remaster is announced, I have been playing through the trilogy of games on my PS3. As of this posts writing, I need only three achievements and I will have 100% completion of the trilogy! Whoohoo!
This is such an amazing series of games that playing it feels a little like coming home, especially in the second game when you see your Normandy reborn. Every time, I get shivers up my spine, goosebumps down my arms, and tears in my eyes as she is revealed.
Much of the credit for that reaction goes to the music, because this song is absolutely perfect. Just listening to it is enough to make me smile and feel a sense of nostalgia for my ship and the family on board her. 😀
This is one of those songs that is both inspiring and contemplative at the same time. Every time that I hear it, it makes me think back on the bad times in my life and it makes me wonder where I would be if I hadn’t gone through them.
Now, I’m not saying that they were fun or that I was able to keep my faith through each and every dark moment, but all of those good and bad days have brought me to where I am today…
Stepping back on the path towards God. Rebuilding my relationship with Him piece by piece. And trying each day to be a reflection of His love to an ever-darkening world.
Old Man’s Journey was the first video game that I played in 2020 and it was such a great way to start gaming! It’s a super cute, indie game about an elderly gentleman finding his way home to his family. The puzzles are fun, sometimes challenging, and the music is amazing…
Carry Me Far plays during the train portion of the game and I could listen to this song over and over and over again, it’s that good!
I reviewed Old Man’s Journey and that post can be found HERE.
Did you enjoy this song? Does it make you interested in the game? Let me know in the comments!
Okay, so Forest Whitaker is a brilliant actor and the collaboration between him and Bring Me the Horizon is a powerful one. This music video is both heartbreaking and inspiring and just… really cool to look at.
No, really, I turn it on as soon as I wake up in the morning, when I hop in the car to drive someplace, and when I’m just sitting around. There is always music playing, either from my phone or in my head. Actually, about the only time I don’t listen to music is when I’m in bed, trying to fall asleep because having noise in the room means my brain won’t shut off.
What can I say? I’m just a musical person.
Spotify automatically creates a playlist of your top 100 most played songs of 2019 and it was a pretty eclectic list, so I’m choosing to share with you my top 10 favorite songs instead…
The premise of this song is a guy wanting to take his girl out, convincing her to spoil herself and enjoy dressing herself up, and then realizing he really just wants to talk her right back out of it. It’s cute, catchy, and actually kind of sweet.
I wouldn’t say that the music video is anything amazing, but it offers some interesting visuals and lighting, so if that’s your thing, enjoy!