Pet Shop Boys – Heart

Normal service will resume shortly, I just wanted to share with you all another song memory.  I’ve been reading a whole series of vampire books, and I recalled as a child seeing the video for the song below.

It’s a Pet Shop Boys classic – Heart, and it features Ian McKellen as a vampire!  It’s hilarious, and there’s a great European castle in it too.  Watch and enjoy, I have some news updates coming later…

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It’s Christmas!

One of my favourites has been dusted off for your Christmas viewing pleasure. I defy any of you not to be dancing on your computer desks. That’s an order…

Oh, and a little bit of Judy to upset my Mum (who hates her voice with a passion!) for sentimentality. I love Meet Me in St. Louis.

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Learning While I Sleep

Who knew?  I’m getting quite good at this.

I’m sure I’m not the only person who hates been woken in the morning by loud bleeping/ringing/buzzing alarm clocks?  I got a clock radio some years ago so that music could wake me up more gently.  I’m so not a morning person.

For a while now I keep waking up thinking I’ve dreamt something, and they’ve actually been talking about it on the radio!  I have a classical channel on, as I don’t like lots of chatter either, and this morning they were talking about Handel’s Sarabande which is one of my absolute favourites.  Click on the title if you want to hear it.  :smile:

Angelic Interlude

I heard this song for the first time tonight, and thought it was beautiful.  I’m always a fan of singers with beautiful clear voices anyway.

This is Sarah McLachlan singing In the Arms of An Angel.  Apparently it was used in the film City of Angels also – which explains this particular clip!

A Very Quick Update, and Shout Out to Clann an Drumma!

Hello, I will do a longer post soon, but just wanted to say the Battle of Harlaw and Medieval Festival went well, despite Saturday’s awful weather.  The sun even came out yesterday 😯

We had a medieval camp, fighting soldiers, cannons (yes, I did hit the Dining Room ceiling at least 4 times) and the fantastic Clann an Drumma.  They were especially brilliant, and I am now dancing around my house to their CD.

Go, listen, enjoy.

Oh, and by the way I’ve just found a video of them from earlier in the year, volume up!

I have to say, were the audience dead in that clip?  There was much whooping, cheering and clapping when they played yesterday…and dancing.  Though not by me (dancing that is).

Gothica/Fleurs du Mal

I don’t just like rock and metal music you know, I’m actually a fan also of classical and am a trained musician though I don’t really have the time to play anymore.

I just got Sarah Brightman’s new album ‘Symphony’ and these are my favourite songs ‘Gothica’ and ‘Fleurs du Mal’.

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