I am still the girl who would sit on the edge of my bed and have my Hi-Fi playing whilst I daydreamed with each song, the girl who imagines that I am in a concert in my mind, and will be full of dreams and ambitions, and I am glad to still be that girl.
Music can be the best source of feeling good about your life and yourself. It can take us to places we may never reach but seems so close to being like that in our heads that we can almost can touch it, and dive in to be part of your life.
It is so important to find yourself and it can take a long time to be acceptive of yourself, yet music calms and make sense of difficult situations, it can be a great healer and I remember my dad telling that to help people out of comas they would often have family play music, and I like that now as life, and I love having new adventures. I love discovering new music and dream to be involved in that world of havng songs played out on the radio.
Music has been a massive influence in my life and it just takes often one song to help lift my spirits and can be a good for concentration as I write this blog and listen to some Kylie Minogue tracks. It helps me lose myself and get a lot completed in my life.
So if you feel you need some hugified music put it on and enjoy.
To say I love music is an understatement as every bed time and morning I will spend some time listening to music. I would not live without it.
I have taken breaks from it, but I always go back. In this Inspiring stories I want to talk about the World Of Music, and Excellent writing of songs.
What a song can say to you is personal and can really touch the heart and because even as a kid I have listened to music on my pink record player and then a Hi-Fi, it is hard for me to be specific choosing one out of so many. Writing music has been my love and no many have not been heard by anyone else, and its songs like the Greatest Love of all for example is talking about loving our kids of the world and there is no better love as a parent and as a child.
Roy Orbison is for me a prime example who have used music to talk about his life and he did a lot of love songs, and they are so timeless and I have listened to his music a thousand times no lie, and they still feel brand new.
The song Beautiful and I find hard to listen too, but an amazing song, and I was in a bad way last year, that this song reaches me like none other and will always play that apart of my life out. I was having a breakdown, which is the only thing I can call it, but was in the wars, and a song I play when I feel love is slippering away.
A song to me has to give me empowerment and self belief, being someone who struggled wit confidence, and the music Roy Orbinson wrote was in the 60’s and got number ones all over the world, with his amazing voice and lyrics.
Whrn it comes to music I am not someone who plays one type but a load of songs, from Classical to Rock ‘n’ Roll, and Status Quo is still the band that brings the best out of Rock ‘n’ Roll in this era, along with Cliff Richard and Frankie Valli, and they brought a different type of Rock ‘N’ Road, writing music with films and the Bee Gees with their disco tracks for Saturday Night Fever.
My favourite song from the film Grease is the song Hopelessly Devoted and Grease is the word, as it still a great film I love watching and the music is still playe today, as now we have the music stage production too. This is how far music can stretch and why it is in all our lives.
Music really established itself in life gone back when King Edward times and the first song to be played was back in the states and grew across the boarder, and then in Britain it was instruments like the recorder, the fiddle and the violin that were played and in Britain it was drumkits, eletctric guitars, acoustic and now everyone listesns to it, and from looking back it is amazing how it has evolved.
So, choose a song that makes you think and address issues in your life and write a song that you have always wanted to write and make it personal and in touch with you and your love ones.
Hello and welcome! This is a post I want to create to talk about How People have created magic when really it could have flopped.
So, I normally I will talk about singers, actors, royality, presenters of TV shows and have built up their lives as a life coach. One being Tony Robbins for example. Who else has changed how we go about ourlives?
Philip Schofield who went from being in the broom cupboard on children’s TV to musicals. Joseph and the technicolour dreamcoat and was the first presenter of kids TV that crossed that line and he turned people’s heads. “How can he be in a musical when he would introduce children’s TV and talk to puppets like Gordon the Gopher and Ed the duck?”
Well by being wellknown and becoming a household name. It seemed at the time, that he was surprised he was wanted by Andrew Llloyd Webber, and it was a risk, yet it worked and did change how we saw people on TV. This is not having two many eggs in one basket.
The film philadelphia bought home how Aids was was percieved when it first came about. How prejudice people would get about someone with HIV, yet it won oscars and was Tom Hanks and the writers that bought it into the light, and made it to one of the most famous films of the world.
There was then the Spice girls who were so different to each other and they broke records with their songs and I remember when living in a housing estate seeing girls copying their dance moves. Their pictures would be advised on bus stops and buses, and made a film and got to meet Prince Charles and Nelson Mandela.
Linford Christie and Usain Bolt. Linford was bought up where I was, Hammersmith and was the most successful athlete of all time for Great Britain and England, and Usain Bolt a local Jamican who slept in a hut for most of his life and family was poor.
This teaches me that, just because on paper it says you will end up cleaning streets, doesn’t mean that you will. If there are miles of stones to cross that strength and determination can create magic wherever you go.
It is about being different and standing out and people who create magic do it because they create things like songs that last a lifetime and films. Its created a life that is possible and that you lived like a person already successful.
Magic can be created by anyone and so challenge yourself to create magic as if you’re already doing so.
Hello and welcome! This is a new inspiring video and talking TV magic and classics. So when I say TV magic where I could watch it all day long. Strictly come dancing is one of them, along with This Morning and I loved a game show.
There has to be rememberal moments like seeing my favourite double act, Cannon and Ball and they performed on Royal Variety shows, aswell as their own and sitcomes like the greats, Porridge, Only fools and horses, and it is has all stemed from good writing, Directing and producing.
Then there are the detective and crime programmes like Ashes to Ashes and Life on mars and they are ones where you kind of apart of those series and are TV magic.
When TV first came about not everyone had them so they would go round to someones house who did and this was when radio was the main entertainment in homes, which a lot of people called The Wireless.
They would visit Cinemas which were known as “Picture houses” to find out the latest news going on in the world and now every home has Televisions, digital radios, smart devices and Youtube.
Even back as a kid in the 80’s music was the industry that sored and top of the pops was a one of my shows I had to watch every week on a thursday at 7:30pm to find out who was number one in the charts and you’d have records and cassette players and I was allowed eventually a TV in my room and my mum talks about how she regretst this, but TV was what I loved back then and music, so how is it so bad?
I now watch a lot of UK Gold to rewatch some of the classics remembered and I still laugh as if they were made this era and still going strong.
TV is irreplaceable, yet I don’t watch much now I still love to have sometime watching the box.
So do you have any favourite TV magic and classics that you could stil watch? I would love to hear from you by commenting below.
This blog is all dedicated to my love of Music and as I write it I just tweeted a song of Andy Gibb, called “I just want to be your everything” and Beegees “Secret Love”.
I loved family bands from a kid and yet their songs are still so current and people remember the names of those in the band and every song they wrote and I always would image me being part of them. I don’t think me and brother would have formed as a band as we are totally different and we argued no lie everyday and had fights a lot as kids, and so glad we never, but doesn’t mean I never dreamed of this being possible and yet often there would be rivalry in family bands, learning about them now I am older and can understand why that was.
This is blog though is not to talk about that side of things because I want this blog to celebrate family bands and about the songs they made and the success they still have today.
So the first one for me was Five Star, and then in the 1987 was when I first discovered the Bee Gees “You win again” and lucky I had a dad who then introduced me to Saturday night fever as this was played a lot in my home and I loved the dance moves and I still listen to Five Star my favourite one being “System Addict” and “Rain or Shine” and had their single records and cassette tapes.
Then there was the Nolans who were a group of sisters who were massive back in the 70′ and 80s and still going but due to Cancer, Bernie lost her life and two others, Linda and Anne are fighting it too, but still household names and were like a normal set of siblings who made it big time in music and still have performed in recent years at the London Palladium. Then of course the Osmonds and including their sister, Marie became stars along with the Jackson 5 and I again I have been to discos whrere their music was playing and everyone was always up dancing to their everlasting music.
I first heard of the Nolans when I would go to a holiday camp in clacton as a small child and I would listen to “I’m the mood for dancing” all day sometimes as my dad loved this song too and I even have the 90’s remix version of the song in cassette and so when my dad would be out I would sneck in the living room to play some of his music too, including this song.
Now it is the 2000’s there aren’t any that I know of, of current family bands and wonder if there will be again a family band in music or has this trend gone now?
Only the world can decide that and I miss a family band and I know there have been family trying to make it big on shows like The Voice, X-Factor and Britains Got Talent, but yet not really made it.
So lets hope that soon there will be a new set of family groups, but still keeping in our minds those that are still alive and well and their music has lived on for longevity and rarely “One hit wonders”. Hence why I love them still today.
Hello and welcome! This is my inspiring stories blog sharing the story of The Queen of Soul, Whitney Houston, who had a voice that could sing the phonebook and it sounding incrediable. She had a powerful, gental and its hard to describe really as it would be magical and I would listen to Whitney all day sometimes playing her records, tapes and then CD’s.
I would imagine that her voice was mine and that I wrote them, as they were such great hits and when she died I was devastated as she took a break from music for a while and then came back, and she had so much more to give, that it made me question “How can life workout like that”. Her first album she did rocketed and in the music world that even now it is rare but she did it.
I have all her albums and my favourite song is still for me “The Greatest Love of all” writen by Stevie Wonder, and he released this aswell. but even Stevie couldn’t fault that Whitney’s version put it on the map to success. Stevie Wonder and Whitney did a song together on her album “I’m your baby tonight” and it was a song called “We didn’t know”.
Whitney was singing at a young age and sang with her mum in a gospal choir and was a true believer of God and her career took off with her very first song “How will I know” and is about how does she know she has found love and does she stand a chance of being in love and she is not sure of the guy wants to be with in love and is hers forever.
I remember hearing from her Second Album she did starting off with the song “I wanna dance with somebody, somebody who loves me” when in Gatwick Airport off to our yearly holiday in Menorca and when I came back bought her second album on Cassette tape and continued to buy her albums, as they were all as good as the last one.
She then changed her music for a while to R&B “That’s not right but its okay” and did as good as the last even though it was a whiles since her soul albums and had a total change of music to make it current.
Her Cousin that Whitney saw as an Aunt and were so close was, another lady of Soul and Mowtown, Dionne Warwick and she too had a phenominom career as a Music Artist and had many hits that Whitney had good teachers of music in her life, and it was the artists that she collaborated with like George Micheal, Mary J Blige, she had meet that helped cruise herr to the top and those who love her will remain, like me fans forever,
Whitney’s life as a kid wasn’t luxury and were part of a struggling community, that believed in God and music to help them through tought times, like the Partied and racism. She never entetained that and her music was all about Love of everyone including children and love that is unconditional. She like me struggled with reality and continouously battling with herself not feeling good enough.
Many people were surprised by this, but fame does not mean you no longer feel insecure and in fact many who struggle with themselves turn their life around because music, creating records take a lot of work, tells a story which other people can relate to. People who are unconfident in themselves are more passionate and have more drive.
Whitney Houston movie career began with the Hit Film The Bodyguard and was about a artist who is at the prime of her career, is targetted because of her fame and received death threats and so Kevin Costner, who plays her bodyguard tries to stop it and Whitney’s charactors isn’t at all impressed at first and is a turbelant relawtionship,
Then she went on to making further films, with music still being her number one passon and marrried another Artist Bobby Brown and they had a daughter together and for while she wasn’t doing so well.
Whitney for me is still a lady of wonderful music and that is how I would like to remember her and I will always listen to her songs as they still give me so much joy and peacefulness.
She was a lady of love and devotion, but sadly the price of fame did arrive and sad that it all ended as there was more to come from her, and did bring out further music but its sad her and her daughter, Bobbi Kristina, left the world as they did.
Thank you Whitney for the music you created with your voice and I miss you but glad your music lives on and for being such an amazing artist of soul.
Hello and welcome! Here is a new Inspiring stories I am talking about the London Buses and travelling round the city of London.
This blog was inspired by my Grandad Skinner who worked on the buses as a conductor and did this after the war and worked at the Hammersmith bus garage which was the largest in London and many buses would travelling into London and there was a bus that took you to Chessington zoo and because my mum never drove back then we would jump on many of the buses to see people we knew and have been running since the war and has never turned back.
The London buses back when they first developed in England were known as trolley buses and were two flights the ground floor and top bunk as it was known and were mainly red in colour and travelled all around London and now they still some travel through places like Kent, Middlesex and Surrey.
They never had the small type of bus back then and around the 80’s more of the doubledecker buses were created and slightly different as they would only have a driver not a conductor who took the fares and now bus conductor no longer exists.
There was even a sitcom based “On The Buses” and my grandad was one of the last bus conductors ever on them and still red and still have the double deckers and more buses and routes have changed over the years but can still take you around London and from Central to the outskirts and are now instead of publicily owned they are privately owned and then around the 80’s the unions came out and were part of London Transport.
It goes to show how even buses can be changed in order to keep going and being part of London and now there are buses in most cities and places but the red bus mainly operates in London and why a lot tourists take pictures of.
Everyone has their own definition of who is a hero and who is not. For it is someone who willing to put their neck on the line to save other people and I wrote a similar post and Super Human beings and how those who save lives as a living should be honoured.
Lets look around the dictators of the world and there have been many who have been bad like Hitler and Sadam Hussain, yet there have been good ones too.
Eddie Izzard is my first one I would say. Now he is a comedian and he ran a whole lot of Marathons to raise money for charity and for me that is something that he didn’t have to do, but did it as being a famous role model as such, he is in a position where he can like many, use their fame to help those desparate need of support and its people who work in charities to generally raise money that for me are all heros.
Tony Robbins who I have spoken a lot about. He is someone who had a rough childhood and was destined to be a man in the trade like, working in Goldminds but was but no he became world famous. He has done that, helping people have a better mindset to help people through anxiety and depression and has reached over a million people and is a inspiration to us all, and raises money for his charity to “Feed America”.
Jo Biden, the new president of the USA and for me is much better president than Donald Trump because Jo will look after his country and is an ex baseball player who wanted to be involved in politics to do just that and dealing with issues other than COVID and is for me gonna be the best leader this decade.
Bob Geldolf, Midge and other artists bought music and poverty together to stop it and in 1984 created Band Aid and it spread worldwide like the US who did their own song too called “We are the world”. It was played at the same time all over the world and many versions have been created but it was the creation of Band Aid that started it.
Lenny Henry and other comedians created Comic Relief and again grew across the boarder and through selling Red Noses and creating the show have been iconic and saved so many lives across the world.
So who do you think are heros? I’d like to hear your comments below.
I would often go camping in Newbury and spend a Sunday near Chertsey. Would travel with the Pub Football Team which consisted of my Dad and his mates from Chelsea, London and go to Rye.
Now we are still living the Pandemic still travelling abroad this year is going to be tricky due to the amount of Travel Issurance you have to pay, so many will be taking a UK Holiday and when I think of this it seems so old fashioned, but the best times away have been travelling to and from different UK attractions. I hope the rain holds off so I can take my son to the coast again and I love caravans. The Caraven was always popular in the UK and it still is. I loved it as it felt like a holiday and we would buy a kite and would be with our grandparents.
The UK then got taken over by holiday makers like we did for white going abroad instead, which effected many holiday camps and seaside towns where many Britains would go before going abroad became hugley popular and in expenisve. Many seaside resorts lost a lot of money and cities in the UK example London became hugely popular with tourism which made up for the loss the seaside resorts did, yet when I worked at Butlins it was one of the popularist holiday camps in Britain and on the south coast of England.
People would come down for adult weekends, and then other privately owned camps began to make up some money by doing the same yet played second in holidays for a while.
It has got back to its feet and now this year I predict that many will holiday in the UK rather abroad due to COVID and people wanted to have a safer holiday by doing so.
So if you had good holidays in the UK then I’d love to hear your stories. You can do so by commenting below.
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Today it is Day 6 and time of my Inspiring stories, that I like to write and post on a weekly basis, and its about Sportsmen and women this week. Wimbledon being on has inspired me aswell as the Euros and these competitions were created when they wanted to expand some sports to other countries and now we have more nationalities playing in football, Tennis and lets not forget the British Lions, who was on last weekend and fighting their place in the British sports and holding their own against sometimes real tough apponenents, and its that special win that can boost the emphasis of these sports.
It takes often years of practice to be top flight in whatever sport they choose and for a while we were limited to knowing who these boys and girls were cause in the 80’s and 90’s athletics was always on and I new the names of all of the athletes back then, like Sally Gunnell, Linford Christie, Roger Black, Tessa Sanderson you name it I could say what athletics events they all did and where they were from.
With Soccer always be the number 1 English sport has wiped other sports out of the air, but if it happens to be on the Rugby League or indoor athletic competitions then I will still watch them. its that some sports in terms of publicity have gone under the radar a bit, but when the World Champions ships are on or the Olympics I will watch however many sports within those competitions as much as I can.
I love stories where running was initially a hobby that then Stemed into a life long career, like Sally Gunnel who would at first do the 400 metres and then one day her coach laid out some hurdles for her to try and to say she never looked back into was now her event and won many titiles in the 400 metre hurdles.
When I hear the song One Moment In Time sung by Whitney Housten some up these competition within the words as it is like they have One Moment to shine and when they do its like wow “Never saw that coming” and can help boys and girls of other generations getting into these sports too.
The Greeks did well as they created the Olympics in Athens and it become a world phenonenon and the competition to be in.