It had been an hour of an incredibly exhausting piano recital, I was graduating. It had taken me five years of really hard work but it was finally ending.
I knew I was going to be so emotional I would not be able to speak at the end, had just finished playing Pierre Boulez’s “12 notations”, one of the most difficult pieces I had ever played…
I honestly don’t feel well enough to do much right now. Sometimes it feels like life swallows you and there’s not much to say or not much you can do but wait for those little breaks when you can just let your mind have a rest for a while.
Music is so special to me. There was a time around my college years when almost everything I did was accompanied by music, I had these little speakers and played everything loud enough to make people around me change their mood for a few moments. I loved to musicalize moments and feel like the vibe changed according to the music I played, I also liked to find the perfect music to express what I felt at the moment, it was one of the ways I connected non verbally with the people around me, some people felt the same way I did and what I played allowed them to really connect to it and express it, for a moment…
This week we have another wonderful track that was submitted to the playlist on musicto.com. The talented Leonie Kingdom sent us “Night Terrors”, from her debut EP. A song about those difficult nights when you prefer to stay up to avoid bad dreams..
Unconditional love. It’s the substance all humans are made up beneath those thick layers of fear.
Sometimes I can feel my true essence very close to me, sometimes I can tell there’s huge amounts of endless love pouring out of myself…
I have cried so many times listening to this song. Sometimes I look back and suspect I’ve endured too many dark times, maybe I’m just exaggerated, who knows?
There is an “after” the storm, I’m sure of it, I’m sure there have been times when I’ve felt I’ve passed the storm, I’m sure. It’s just that this storm, this particular storm is especially strong, and a little blinding, because it isn’t only personal…
There are tiring days when one doesn’t have many words, this is one of those days. I feel tired and not really in the mood to say much. Sometimes you feel compelled to stop expressing yourself to avoid trouble and I’ve have to do that for a while, maybe that has blocked my words a little.
Sometimes you come across with little musical jewels that change your life a bit. The Organ is one of those for me, I hadn’t mentioned this in a long time but there’s a special place in my heart for people who introduced me to music I love…
“Being human hurts. We try so hard to avoid this fact…”
I was reading the other day this blog entry from a doctor called Lissa Rankin, someone I admire very much and consider a very wise person. She was talking about how we tend to avoid pain constantly and it always ends up being worse for us,…
This week on the Music to Stay up Late playlist we have a very special track, the very first song signed by the Music to music label! This is a huge first step for all of us and worthy of celebrating.
This song was part of my life during one of the most difficult times, it was before I lived these last two months.
Going back in time to 2012 I was living something similar to what I lived these last two years, my father had to go through surgery to have a brain aneurism removed and my family and I had a very difficult time coping with the fear of losing him.
There had to be some Radiohead on our playlist, it was inevitable and long overdue, it was just indispensable to add to our playlist some of the music these great musicians from our time have produced.
This week we’ve got another track that was submitted to our playlist via the musicto.com website, it’s Gymnast’s Away the Sun.
With its soft tranquility and a very lovely female voice, Away the Sun is an awesome companion to those lonely reflective nights we all need every now and then.
There’s a beautiful atmosphere to this song, it builds around a short segment with a lovely melody and starts bringing variations in texture and color, every time it begins again it continues to grow, without ever exceeding its own character, its own deep sense of peacefulness.
It’s 1:18 in the morning, it’s been raining all day and all night in Bogotá, I don’t think I’ve stopped listening to the sound of the rain for more than an hour in the whole day, I’ve been home all day and have been adjusting to it feeling a lot more empty...
It was a couple hours after midnight, last Saturday. My father passed away in a hospital after two years of struggle with a very difficult disease. It was one of the worst moments of my life, completely unexpected for me and so difficult to handle that for a few moments I thought I would faint, I still haven’t fully understood the magnitude of the event, I still haven’t completely accepted I lost my father.
This song, so beautiful that it has touched millions and so magical that it can shake your core on a special night, even after knowing it and loving it for many years.
On Friday I was lucky enough to go to the Depeche Mode concert here in Bogotá. It was a really unexpected thing, I really wasn’t sure I would be able to make it, the day had been really stressful and hard on me and I was feeling desperate and hopeless about so many things, important things, about the future in general and about my life and my family...
There are nights when you can only feel sad, moments when you can’t find “positive” feelings to nourish from, when everything you feel is just some form of sadness, sometimes stronger, sometimes weaker, but just sadness.
I have a story to tell about this week’s track, it was submitted to us on the musicto website a couple of weeks back during a very hard time for me. For reasons too complicated to discuss life was feeling extremely rough and I was having really though days, feeling like everything was too much and I wasn’t always sure how I could endure.
Sometimes the night just calls for you to lay down on the floor and watch the stars, the immensely beautiful sky and the majestic view of the small portion of that huge universe around us, sometimes a starry night can be one of the most memorable moments of life.