Friday, September 11
Where Did The Music Go? Alternatively Titled - Hugh Grant and I Have Something In Common With Our Bottoms!! :)
I've always loved music, always sung, always danced and grooved to it!
About a year ago I moved to a smaller place. Had to do some judicious 'editing' of stuff.
One thing that had to go (at least into the garage!) was my original, massive, sound pumping stereo.... I just had nowhere to put the huge speakers and the 3 stacker CD player, turntable, amp etc etc. 20 years old and still going strong - thanks Sony - but just too big, too black, and too space consuming.
So....new place (yay!).... no pumpin' stereo music (boo).
I did have this little clock radio thingy that played CD's, but turning it up as loud as it would go was quite disappointing. :(
Of course I put the purchase of a mini hifi at the top of my list. Had the space for it vacant on the big bottom bookshelf.
But, other things had to be done. The guttering got fixed. New curtains. New rugs. New armchairs. The foundations of a new garden.... and... my hifi kinda got left by the wayside.
About 3 weeks ago I was shopping and saw a great mini hifi for half price. It was the shop floor display unit and didn't have a box.
All my grumbling about only hearing good music in my car for the last 10 months or so came to mind, and because it was such a 'steal' I bought it.
It took about 10 seconds of playing one of my most favourite CD's to remember how much I need music around me and realise how ridiculous I'd been.
What a difference.
My home felt happier.
The air felt different.
The day looked different!
I felt different!
Dancing around the living room was once again on the menu! And my cat once again looked at me with this scathing stare that said 'Do I really have to live with this lunatic!' Yeah!
It's not only the things we see that make up part of our interior design... but sometimes, more importantly the things we can't see.
To celebrate, here's 3 things I've dusted off and am listening to right now. I'd love you to take 3 minutes or so and listen to at least one. Let me know what you think!
Sing, dance, love life!!!
Track Number One: 'Seasons of Love' from the Stage Musical (and movie) Rent.
Satisfied sigh.... gorgeous song.
Track Number Two: 'Shine' by Aussie Singer Shannon Noll. If you're not an Aussie this one will probably be unheard of. Very uplifting rock song, often used at our grade 6 graduation ceremonies. (Before kids go on to Secondary School at around age 12 or 13).
Aussies seem to either love or hate Shannon!
Track Number Three: 'Jump' by the Pointer Sisters. (Showing my age I know).
And so to the part about 'bottoms' and what mine has in common with Hugh Grants.
Wink, wink ;)
We've both pulled some very dubious bottom wiggling moves to this song! My cat really does sit and gape when this one's playing!
In case you haven't seen it here's the link to the scene from 'Love Actually' where Britain's Prime Minister (Hugh Grant) gets his groove on to 'Jump'!
I always think of that when I hear the song now! It wouldn't let me embed it here, but click through and watch.....very funny!
Ask yourself: 'Is there a part of my home's interior design I can't see that's been lacking attention?' A new stereo system to provide 'must have music'? An electric oil vaporizer to disperse some exquisite essential oil scents? Better heating? Better air conditioning?
Which leads to: 'What am I going to do about it, and when?'
Because: A home is created when all of our senses are satisfied.... not just our eyes.
P.S. Today is Julia's weekly blog party over at Hooked On Houses! For lots of great reading and bloggy fun make sure to head over and join in the celebrations! Thanks for another great party Julia! :)
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