The Eden Project
When I was at school I was really into my music like most teenagers. I read the NME and Melody Maker and knew all about the groups. I wasn't into The Osmonds, Bay City Rollers and boy bands, my musical taste was more old Velvet Underground/Lou Reed, Stooges, New York Dolls (I still have the Album) and Sex Pistols.
When the children came along I didn't have the money for C.D.'s or to go to gigs, but it still played an important part in my life. A piece of music can transport me right back to a place and time. It is tied up with so many good memories and helped me through difficult times. The nights spent sleeping next to my sons hospital bed listening to the beautiful voice of India Arie to try to sooth myself to sleep. Listening to Radiohead 'The King of Limbs' will always remind me of the long haul flights to Australia
Just before my operation last year, before I knew the prognosis, I went to see Sigur Ros at the Eden Project. It was an emotional experience and I wept as I listened to their beautiful music. When I was in hospital it was their music that helped me through the long long nights.
Hoppipolla - Sigur Ros (It means Hopping in Puddles)
Tonight I went to see a band called Pixies at the beautiful Eden Project. I will take some more photos of it on Monday when we are there to see Elbow. Last night I filled all of the space on my phone with videos of the band. The biomes are especially beautiful at night when lit up.
Pixies on stage, I managed to get close to the stage and see for once. At 5'1" it is usually peoples backs I see.
I love this band, seeing them is on my 60 x 60 list of things to do, so that is something I can tick off. I have been lucky enough to see many bands in the last few years and loved every minute of it, I think Eden has to be the most perfect setting and I'm lucky enough to have it on my doorstep.
Most people say 'who?' when I talk about Pixies so here is some film of them so you know who I'm talking about. I couldn't get mine to upload, beaten by technology again! Probably a good thing really, you can hear me singing on my film!!
Punk, Ska, Electronic and now Samba are the soundtrack to my life. What is yours?