In case you have forgotten, Wild Wednesday is one day in a week when I talk about things other than books. I haven’t done this in a while but I reckon it’s important to have a life that does not revolve around books – delightful though they are.
This week’s Wild Wednesday focuses on the music I like. I have a very eclectic taste as the following videos will show you.
Some of my favourite songs/music:
1) Facing East – Thievery Corporation. Haunting.
2) I love Leona Lewis but not all her songs. This cover of Stop Crying Your Heart Out is one of my current favourites.
3) Tomorrow – Salif Keita (from the Ali OST. AMAZING SONG.)
4) Dil Se – Composed and sun by A R Rahman of the Slumdog Millionaire fame. (And let me tell you, this music > slumdog music. This has one of the most beautiful music videos I have ever seen.)
5) I’m Still Pretty – Hwang Bo. One of the few love songs that I totally love.
6) The Flavor of Life – Utada Hikaru (No one beats her at emotion.)
7) The opening theme from this Taiwanese drama I watched years ago. I have no idea what it’s called but it’s pretty.
And there you have it. 7 songs and six in different languages. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
I write poetry. Okay, this is somewhat bookish but it’s not to do entirely with reading so it counts right? I am not sure I write good poetry but (according to my creative writing prof, I don’t) but mehhh. I used to only write poetry and stories seemed beyond me. That changed. The thing is, I can’t connect to “professional” poetry because they seem so structured, so technical that they lose the sense of feeling they are supposed to promote. You are not supposed to work hard to see what they mean, it’s supposed to hit you while you read it. Like Neruda’s poetry. Anyway. I write poetry as a form of catharsis.
I wrote this in the summer after I watched the news about a little Afghanistan girl who died after being caught in a crossfire. I don’t remember her name nor do I remember the details and that makes me sad but this was my response.
Once upon a smile in a desert
starved for cold, a feeling was born and
here’s a song to you, Soul,
for as blackened as you have become, there
is hope for you yet, your eyes wet with tears still
and once upon a yearning on a winter morning,
time stood still and questioned its own existence and
what beauty breathes in little organized sentences so that
once upon a sunset, a father buried a daughter he
hadn’t yet seen grow up and a mother wept for
that transient life so that the world would know for
a moment that her light too had flickered brightly for a
second before once upon a world where songs have
lost their music, she was stolen from her childhood and now
once upon a whisper in the dark someone
will shed a tear which may just be a scribble on
paper but once upon a broken heart, someone will remember her
and she will exist for just a minute again.
This is where I share things which are not related to books but I’m enamored of them anyway. This week the spotlight shines on Asian dramas. Like Korean/Japanese/Taiwanese dramas. They are so addictive.
Here’s a fan made music video of one. The drama’s not that awesome but the music video is one of the best I’ve seen so…enjoy.
I have a thing for interesting commercials on TV. I don’t know if it weird. But this one is seriously inspiring.
This is my current jam. I love the message in the song. I love the symbolism in the music video. Breaking down and building up. Besides, the singer is awesome. Like seriously awesome. Enjoy.
(Wild Wednesdays denote Wednesdays where I will share stuff that does not directly relate to books. Not always but often.)