Songs that bring me back to Canada

There are some songs in my Spotify collection which I added while I was in Canada and that I therefore connect to that experience now.

Steve Aoki’s Back 2 U for example reminds me of all the morning runs on the bus commuting to school with my host brother John. But there are many others such as Sean Koch’s Lift You Up or Sample Answer’s Hold On To Me.

It’s crazy how strong the binding between those songs and my memories is. I just need to play one of ’em and instantly a ton of images fill up my mind. Right now I’m listening to Lift You Up (the one I mentioned) and I can’t help but remember all the rides on the skytrain, looking at the landscape outside slide away.

Trevor Hall is a songwriter I discovered while in Canada and I totally love his songs: Well I Say remembers me of all the time spent wanderin’ in the school’s halls with my friends and the walks on the way home in the night. Back To You it’s another crazy song from him too, I listened to it so much back there.

Coleman Hell’s Fireproof it’s a killer. I used to listen to it during the afternoons chilling around with my mate Pavle. He used to hate it though ahah, he’s more a trap guy.

All of these songs are special to me, and I hope you’ll like them, if you wanna see more posts about music, visit my dedicated post category. 

 

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I don’t really care about music gear

I really love music, and I truly love playing guitar. It’s probably the longest-lasting of my passions, if we make an exception for snowboarding, which I’ve been practicing for 7 years.

I just realized that I’m not really keen about musical gear, like guitars, strings, amps and other stuff. I don’t surf the web wondering about the new flagship Fender guitar or the best Vox Amplifier, I just stick with what I have. I just don’t care much about it. Also I think that there’s need of some time to get to know your instrument, how it sounds, how it feels when you play it.

It doesn’t matter what gear you use, if you are passionate about something and put effort and practice you can make a masterpiece song out of any guitar.

It’s not the instrument that makes the musician.

#TOP10 : Episode 1 – Songs

I just had this idea of making a rubric of Top10’s. I think it could be real fun. One of my biggest passions is music, and I listen to a big variety of artists, so today I wanna start with my #TOP10 Songs (it’s not a ranking, there is no winner, they are just my 10 favourite songs 🙂 ).

  1. Wonderwall – Oasis
  2. Before You Accuse Me – Creedence Clearwater Revival
  3. pick up the phone – Youngh Thug, Travis Scott
  4. The Real Slim Shady – Eminem
  5. Untitled (Love Song) – Counting Crows
  6. Slow Dancing In A Burning Room – John Mayer
  7. Beautiful Day – U2
  8. Lady Madonna – The Beatles
  9. Ride – Tewnty One Pilots
  10. New York – Ed Sheeran

P.S: Tell me if you like them in the comments! I can’t wait hearing from y’all!

Eminem is just great.

I don’t know why I’m writing this. I just feel like it.

In this period I’m listening to a lot of Eminem’s songs and I just love them. I love rap, trap and all that kinda thing, but Eminem is just the king. Songs like When I’m Gone, Say Goodbye To Hollywood, The Real Slim Shady, are just amazing. And I just listed 4 of the many, many incredible songs Slim Shady wrote in his life.

What I love is that he said what he wants to say, no censorship.

As he once said in one interview:

“You don’t know how my life has been, so you can’t really tell me what I should say and what I shouldn’t say”

We should all learn from this.

We can all relate to this simple, easy but at the same time fundamental, statement.

We should go our own way, as he does, as he always did.

We shouldn’t give a f*ck about what other people think of us.

We shouldn’t be dragged down from people that comment on us without knowing what they are talking about.

But it’s not always easy unluckily, not for everybody.

rap-god

#GoYourOwnWay

Once my dad bought me a guitar

I think it was 2010 or something when my dad, with no particular reason (as I remember), came up to me with a strangely-shaped box and said: take it, it’s yours.

I instantly opened that box full of curiosity and what I found was a guitar. That day my dad introduced me to a whole new world, and I will never be thankful enough to him for what he did.

At the beginning I didn’t really like playing the guitar (I was a lazy kid) because I found it boring because of all those exercises teachers give you to learn the basics. But those exercises had to be done, one day or the other.

After a year of  almost profit-less lessons I decided to stop. It was only in 2013, when I got to high school, that I changed my mind and got back playing. I just loved it. I learned pretty quickly and started playing tunes on my own.

It’s been 4 years now that I started playing again and I won’t stop, for Christ’s sake.

Playing the guitar just makes me happy, so why should I stop? It’s something I’ll always do. No matter what. It’s just a hobbie, just like this blog, but I will never leave it. Ever.

The beauty of music

Music isn’t just a hobbie to me, Music is a friend, a wise elder always ready to give advice. The beauty of it is that it only comes when YOU want, when you REALLY need It. I listen to so many different artists that I can’t pick a favorite one, I just can’t. Every mood has a genre that goes with it, and I find this truly beautiful, Music is suitable for any kind of situation regardless of who is listening, where and when: music is universal.

A song I feel like sharing today