Catherine Micqu

Song of the day (Sunday)

Billy Joel – Vienna

That song is stuck in my head for weeks now

Slow down you crazy child nanana nanana hey hey (…) when will you realise, Vienna waits for you

Just a part of the song is stuck, as you can see. When I heard “Vienna” in a Netflix show, I thought I heard Elton John. Maybe because I saw “Rocketman” just a few days earlier. Well, it turned out, the song was not from the Rocketman, but from the Pianoman. Man man man…

For the life of me, I can’t remember the show. My guess would be “The Politician,” but I can’t be sure.

Enjoy your Sunday

Thank you for seeing me.

PS: Somehow, it is important for me to be seen these last days. I need connection. I don’t want to fade from your memory. I don’t want to be forgotten. There you have it – one of my biggest fears: being forgettable and not good enough.

Cathy

PPS: oops… There was the wrong song in the first upload of this post, no one noticed, right?!

Song of the Day (Saturday)

Anathema – the beginning and the end

I like this song, but I haven’t listened to it in a while. This morning it came on in my Spotify list, and it hit me in the right memories. Back in 2017, when I saw this band live for the fourth time (last time too…), this was the only song that had an impact on me. Granted, I was not in the best emotional place that night, but there was a lack of energy in the show that was not only coming from it being the last gig for the European leg of the tour.

A day later, I read a critic in the papers, what stuck was this part of a sentence: a small fat smoking guitarist

And although it is a mean and bullying thing to say, the author was not wrong. Poor lad, how crushing must it be to be judged like that on a daily basis?!

(I have a playlist of over 1000 songs that play on shuffle all the time. New songs I like are added to that playlist; it is updated almost daily, lol)

Either way, enjoy the song, and if you want a link to my playlist, just hit this link. It is public, after all. Cathy’s Spotify Playlist

Have a nice weekend.

Cathy

Song of the day

Fink – Once you get a taste

From the brilliant album Bloom Innocent released last week.

I now own a white vinyl record with a black spec that is not supposed to be there and that is too large for my turntables. It wasn’t cut right… But, with a couple of tricks I was able to play it and it sounds awesome. I like it a lot.

I hope you enjoy it too.

C

Song

Nicke Borg Homeland – end of the rainbow

Did you know this? Do you like it?

Nicke Borg is the singer/songwriter of the band Backyard Babies

Please enjoy the music.

💜

A song…

Hello, it’s me
I’ve thought about us for a long, long time
Maybe I think too much but something’s wrong
There’s something here that doesn’t last too long
Maybe I shouldn’t think of you as mine

Seeing you, or seeing anything as much as I do you
I take for granted that you’re always there
I take for granted that you just don’t care
Sometimes I can’t help seeing all the way through

It’s important to me
That you know you are free
‘Cause I never want to make you change for me

Think of me
You know that I’d be with you if I could
I’ll come around to see you once in a while
Or if I ever need a reason to smile
And spend the night if you think I should

It’s important to me
That you know you are free
‘Cause I never want to make you change for me

Think of me
You know that I’d be with you if I could
I’ll come around to see you once in a while
Or if I ever need a reason to smile
And spend the night if you think I should

A song and a memory and lyrics… Todd Rundgren. Hello, it’s me. (1972)

Randomness

I have a few passions… Writing, reading, and music.

I have an extensive collection of CDs, and it is growing steadily. Music is a must in my life. It calms me, helps my moods… It keeps me a little saner.

Since a couple of years, I am listening to vinyl. On the above picture is my vinyl collection. I keep it in a treasure chest. On the left is the pile I inherited from my mum. On the right is the pile of records I bought for myself or received as a gift.

My collection is not huge, but eclectic and it keeps growing. I love it.

💜

Piano Day 2019

It’s the 88th day of the year, that means it is piano day. Nils Frahm invented piano day, and it is on the 88th day because there are 88 keys on a piano.

And in honour of this day, I am sharing this with you.

Weikie (Adam Weikert) – Lantern

And I urge you to listen to James Radcliffe. If you follow this link, you will be able to find extraordinary blog posts and beautiful and intense music.

I wish you a beautiful day filled with good thoughts and beautiful music.

music – our ceasing voice

Today, I am sharing something special with you… The Austrian band Our Ceasing Voice. I chose three songs and they are all quite different.

Polaroids and Chinese Whispers (from the album “When the Headline Hit Home“, 2011)

 

with Matthew Ryan – until our chest explodes (from the album “That Last November“, 2013)

 

The Arsonist (from the album “Free Like Tonight“, 2017)

 

I really like that you can hear the evolution and change over the years, and yet, there is something that is still undeniably Our Ceasing Voice. I hope you enjoy it. If the first song is not for you, try the second or third.

Lots of love,

Cathy

music

This is an awesome song. The band is/was called Madrugada, the song is called Quite Emotional and it is from an album called Industrial Silence (1999, virgin records) Enjoy.