Cos it’s a rattling good song, and I hadn’t heard it for ages…
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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.
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!
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).
After a late night, plus snacks as I am always starving after concerts, we had a late start to the day preparing for the HIM concert. HIM are also Finnish and the lead singer has done some work with Apocalyptica before. This is probably the last HIM gig I will go to, so we got there pretty early as the fans always queue early for them and we wanted a good photography spot again!
I’m pleased to say we got an even better spot and we liked the support band Kill Hannah who are from the USA. They were pretty excited to be at the Astoria (I wonder if I get frequent attendance points?) and played an energetic set, so I will be looking into hearing more of their music, and you will find a video of their song ‘Lips Like Morphine’ below.
HIM came on quite early, and played a really long set, mixed with old and new songs which I was glad about as I’m not so fond of their new stuff, but their roadies took ages to set up and I was getting seriously bored waiting for them to tape down rugs to the stage!
All in all, it was a good night, and the fans certainly enjoyed it, but I think we all would have appreciated even just a quick encore.
Here’s Kill Hannah’s video and a few of my shots of the evening (HIM’s lighting was a bit crappy):