I love music; most people who know me know this. I play music most of the day, and dance wildly when alone at home to my favourite beats (or when I have had one too many champers!).
There is something inside of me always looking for the next big artist to rock my world, always looking for that new edgy person that will make me feel something. But why? How can some random person who I have never met shape the way the world feels for me?
Some of my earliest memories are of watching Rage with my siblings, long car trips on country roads made special by what was playing on the radio. I hear a song and I am taken back to that time and place. Music has a way of transporting a person years back. Smells, sights and feelings come up in us when we hear these tunes.
I recently read a great blog from an interesting man Benson Saulo. In his blog he asked where have all the inspirational songs had gone? http://bensonsaulo.wordpress.com/2011/03/19/music-minded-wheres-the-heart/#respond
This got me thinking. Where are those soul stirring lyrics that made us feel something? The 80’s was full of them in Australia, there was a certain pride and power about them. Have things changed now?
In a world where almost anyone can be a popstar, songs are manufactured like plastic bags. X-factor, Idol and Australia’s Got no talent, have mass produced “artists”. Never mind if they haven’t written a song before in their life, they look good and people will buy their music even if it sucks.
I started thinking and put a little list together of music that inspires me. This is just my opinion but you should listen to these songs if you haven’t before.