Music: Inspiration

Music is a big part of my life, but I rarely blog about it (apart from this year’s A-Z Challenge). I’m not sure why, but I thought I’d start talking more about music here.

First off, I have to confess, I am really bad at a couple of things. The first is remembering the name of a song. I’m even worse at remembering the artist. I am also really bad at song lyrics – I have a tendency to mondegreen songs.

I don’t sound like someone who is a music lover, right? But I am. Music has always, and will always, be a big part of my life.

On that note, I thought I’d start with a song that I find inspirational. It’s probably not what you are expecting – but I used to sing this song in my head when I was sitting my high school final exams. Especially physics and maths – not my strong suit. The song will speak for itself. So on that note, here is Monty Python and Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.

10 comments on “Music: Inspiration

  1. Giggling Fattie

    October 25, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    Oooo I’m super excited for this new venture! I loved your A to Z so I’m sure I will love this just as much!

  2. I’ve always loved this song too, AJ! And the movie it comes from. Great choice!

    • It is a great movie, Deb. I love The Life of Brian and The Holy Grail both…okay, I just love Monty Python.

  3. That song makes me giggle.

    The funny thing is I’m not terribly into music, but I have a music background. Played a couple musical instruments. Can read music. Took the courses in college (two semesters of music theory, one of music history). But if I have a choice of music or silence, I usually pick silence.

    • That is funny, Liz. I do have times where I just want silence, but there are times when I need music.

  4. That is the most original ‘be happy’ video I’ve seen in a while. I can see why it helped with your exams.

    • Jacqui, it’s from the Monty Python movie, The Life of Brian. It used to get played on tv here every Christmas (when I was growing up we only had 2 television stations so if that was the movie that was it). It is brilliant.

  5. I love this, and thanks for using the word mondegreen! I heard it the other day for the first time and then completely forgot to remember it 😉

    I enjoy music of all kinds but really struggle to put titles to instrumental classical or jazz pieces, even the super familiar ones. (Unless they’re from a soundtrack.) It’s as if I can’t remember what the piece is without lyrics for my brain to latch on to.

  6. At least you remember the ones with lyrics. I can’t even do that!

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