Thursday, 21 March 2013

It's All Coming Back To Me Now - Music Is My Aeroplane

Traveling in, maybe?

Music Is My Aeroplane
by Jo Michelmore

So, I'm getting on an aeroplane this week. I'm not going too far, but I get to do all that fabulous stuff like wander through the airport and hang out in the waiting lounge and watch numbers and places and names change on little electronic screens and I get to drink overpriced coffee and eat overpriced sandwiches from little triangular shaped packets. How awesome. These are all things I love. Other things I love? Music. Duh. That's why I write on a music blog. How does this relate to my week? Songs about planes and flying and things in the sky. There's been a few. In fact, I think one of the most boring songs ever written is about aeroplanes (thanks Angus and Julia Stone. Zzzzzzzzz.) Anyway, I couldn't think what else to write about this week. Deal with it.

Learn To Fly
by Foo Fighters (1999)


 I will take any excuse to post a song by the Foo Fighters. Dave Grohl is one of my favourite rock stars. Yep. Stars. He was in Nirvana, he gets to be called 'star'. Deal with it. 1991 Kurt would never have let him. Dave is hilarious and he's one sexy, sexy man. Taylor Hawkins is ok too. Two I love in one band is rare. I don't care what you think of Dave,there's just something about that rock-sweat-bad hair-guitar thing I love. Then when he dresses as a woman and talks to his own male self, things get even better. Maybe. Or not. What? Deal with it.

by M.I.A. (2007)


Oh M.I.A., when she was good, before she became a cheap sell out. HA! Oh, I had you for a minute there, didn't I? She's one of those artists that makes you feel cool just at the mere mention of her name. Like, I'm cooler just because I've got her on my ipod. The fact that I actually know her songs means I AM actually cool. What? I am. Deal with it.

I'm Like A Bird
by Nelly Furtado (2000)


...and then, to counteract how cool I apparently am, I mention Nelly Furtado. There were a couple of weeks there where I spent many a car journey being both backing and lead vocal, while attempting to sing all the lines of the chorus "baby-all-I-need-for-you-to-know-is-I'm-like-a-bird". Yeah, I did. Whatever. Deal with it.

I Believe I Can Fly
by R. Kelly (1996)


Then a tribute to what I think is the second 'worst song ever' about flying (yes, Angus and Julia Stone still win that impressive title), I am including this one as a special feature for my ex-housemate, who spent many a drunken night, unusual morning, relaxing afternoon, ok, at any moment possible, paying tribute to R. Kelly and all his crap-ness, by singing this song, badly. No matter how much you believe it R Kelly, without assistance, you cannot fly. Deal with it.   

by Red Hot Chili Peppers (1995)


Finally, my very favourite song about aeroplanes because because no matter how long it's been since I've heard it, it always makes me smile when I hear it, I remember all the words and can sing along to all of it and it contains some of my favourite lyrics ever; "I like pleasure spiked with pain and music is my aeroplane" because they're true. Music is my aeroplane. Deal with it.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Love it or hate it? Agree or disagree? Let me know what you think!