7 September 2013

Music Memories


I've always loved music. I grew up listening to the Beatles and have listened to music constantly since I was born, being raised in a very musical house. I've been through a lot of music 'phases' where I'll be obsessed with a band for a few months then one day I'll wake up and decide they aren't as amazing as I first thought. I've also made friends through music; finding new people to talk to based on our taste in music, and there are some songs which will always remind me of a certain day or memory. It's clear that music has made a huge impact on my life, so I thought I would share some musical memories with you. ^_^

The first band I ever really loved and found by myself was Fall Out Boy. I remember getting a Pop Party CD for Christmas one year (I think I was about 9 or 10) and listening to one track constantly; 'Thnks Fr Th Mmrs' by Fall Out Boy. I loved it. It was so unlike anything I normally listened to and was the complete opposite of the music I had grown up with but something about it really appealed to me. I bought my first FOB CD a few weeks later based purely on that one song. It was 'From Under The Cork Tree' and I bought it from HMV in the sale. As soon as I got home I listened to it and fell in love with FOB more and more as I listened to each song. I remember finding the titles hilarious for some reason... My favourites were (and still are) 'A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More "Touch Me"' and 'Of All The Gin Joints In All The World' and both of these songs will always mean a lot to me as they were the reason I came out of my shell and started talking to new people. One day in class (I was 10) a boy I had never really spoken to was listening to 'Of All The Gin Joints In All The World' on the class computer. I noticed and decided to talk to him, something that I would have never done before. We got talking about FOB and didn't stop talking about FOB until we left school two years later. I was quite literally obsessed with Fall Out Boy for two or so years, then one day I found another band and FOB got pushed aside. I never stopped loving FOB, but a new band took it's place for a while. This band was...

Good Charlotte. I found Good Charlotte through the music channels one day when I was bored. I was just skipping though the channels and stopped on Scuzz like I usually did when 'Girls and Boys' by GC came on. It was new to me and was different to anything I'd heard before so I instantly liked it. Good Charlotte was pop-punk and I loved how it was upbeat yet it had strong guitar parts and more mature lyrics. I loved how Joel Madden moved when he sang and the whole tattoos and piercings thing was new to me with bands I listened to. I bought my first GC album a couple of weeks later in HMV. It was 'Young and Hopeless' and is still, in my opinion, their best CD. My favourite was (and still is) 'The Anthem' but I loved it all. I bought all of their CDs and listened to them non-stop for a year or so, until I found other bands I liked more. Unlike FOB, I don't like Good Charlotte all that much now so I passed the albums onto my friend who is loving them. :) 

When I was 12 I started to get into bands like Paramore, Boys Like Girls, My Chemical Romance and 30 Seconds To Mars. When I was on the bus home from school one day, the boy in front of me was talking about how much he hated All Time Low. This boy was annoying and we argued a lot so, naturally, I wanted to like All Time Low to bug him (terrible, I know...).There was a slight problem though: I'd never listened to ATL. So, when I got home that night I watched a load of ATL videos online and ordered 'Nothing Personal' on Amazon. When it arrived I listened to it non-stop for weeks and fell in love with ATL. Like with FOB and GC, All Time Low was different to what I listened to so I really liked it. It reminded me of Boys Like Girls but, in my opinion, was better. My favourites on the album were 'Stella' and 'Damned If I Do Ya (Damned If I Don't)' and I still love these songs now. I had both found a new band to love and found a new way to argue with this boy on the bus. Maybe I should mention that this boy was the same boy who I loved FOB with... I bought all of ATL's albums within months and I still listen to them now. They're amazing.

I still remember the first time I listened to Paramore: I asked my sister to show me some new music and as she loved Paramore at the time, she let me hear two of their songs. They were 'Decode' and 'That's What You Get'. I think she played those two because she didn't think I would like them and she wanted to keep Paramore to herself but I ended up falling in love with them. Hayley Williams has the most amazing voice and I loved how upbeat their music was. 'That's What You Get' became one of my very favourite songs and it sparked off a love for Paramore and Hayley Williams. She became my idol, both for style and musical talent and I spent hours looking through pictures of her hair, make-up and style getting inspiration. Paramore quickly became one of my favourite bands and as my sister already had their CDs, I didn't have to buy any. :D 'Riot!' was, and will always be, my favourite of their albums, and 'That's What You Get' is one of my favourite songs.

A band I got into a little later was Kids In Glass Houses. I saw them when I was watching the T In The Park highlight show three years ago and, for some reason, knew all of the words to 'Saturday'. I kinda fell in love with Aled Phillips when I was watching them and I remember his jacket with all of the feathers on the collar...He ran through the crowd and everyone was grabbing at the feathers so when he came back on stage his jacket was in pieces. I'm not sure why I remember that but it was the start of my KIGH love. I got their CDs and have listened to them a lot ever since, especially 'Dirt' which was the soundtrack to my holiday in Malta. My mum and dad bought me an oversized 'Dirt' t.shirt for my 14th birthday and I still wear it as a pyjama top even now. KIGH are one of my favourite bands and I can't wait for their 4th album to be released soon. ^_^

I could talk about this for ages but I don't this post to be too long so I'll stop here. I might make another post like this one day if it goes down well though. ^_^

Lots of love, Cat
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  1. I really enjoyed reading this post. I love how you write about music with such enthusiasm and passion. It sort of reminds me of a few of my music memories. I've never listened to most of the bands you mentioned apart from Paramore and 30 seconds to Mars - both of which are great, but I will definitely listen to the rest of them.:D

    Holly xx

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    1. Aww thank you! I'm so happy you enjoyed it. ^_^ 30STM and Paramore are amazing, you should check out the other ones I mentioned too! :D xx

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  2. Great post! I absolutely LOVE Paramore so much! Hayley Williams has such a beautiful voice - I could listen to it all day! I have also recently become a fan of Fall Out Boy after my friend played me a few of their songs! Overall, I do like your choice in music!x

    http://blueskygazing.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Hayley Williams is such an idol of mine and Fall Out Boy will always have a special place in my heart. :') Thanks! xx

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  3. Hi! I'm so sorry I haven't popped over in a while - I thought I was following your new url but it must have not connected up or anything! I've followed you again. x

    Anyway, you have the coolest music taste!

    -Anna

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    1. Thank you so much for re-following! I think there's a problem with my posts going into dashboards. :( Thanks, hehe! :D xx

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  4. hiya, I really loved this post, i love it when you hear a song and it reminds you of one certain moment or memory! I originally read about you in the shout magazine, and I think you're blog is really creative and interesting! Please check out my blog, atriflemarvelous.wordpress.com
    thank you! :)

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  5. hiya, I really loved this post, i love it when you hear a song and it reminds you of one certain moment or memory! I originally read about you in the shout magazine, and I think you're blog is really creative and interesting! Please check out my blog, atriflemarvelous.wordpress.com
    thank you! :)

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by! ^_^ xx

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