As I like to share my daily life with tradition, culture and habits in Norway and the Nordic countries, the time has come for my music taste. This week I’ve been tagged for seven songs by Pretty Tin and CheH and I will of course return their favour. It has actually taken me to a wonderful trip down the music memory line as I search around for my favourite musicians and bands. Inspired by my friend and blog designer Queer Chef, I’ve used YouTube to memories so click on the links in my list to share my excitements!
Of course I will start with the one and only, my music hero: Bob Marley. I ‘met’ him in the beginning of the 70s and his songs, the lyrics and especially the rhythm is burned into my soul. For me he is the King of Reggie who brings the roots of the Jamaica Rastafa music to the ultimate. I even saw him live three times in Scandinavia in the mid 70s. Invite me to your party, play Bob Marley and I will dance through the whole night.
In March 2004 at The Henie Onstad Art Centre I attended a culture art exhibition based on Bob’s life and work. It was really exciting for me to learn more about the history of the Rastafa movement in Jamaica. As you can see in the picture above there is posters, newspaper clippings and even an old 45.
Then to the list:
1: Bob Marley: ‘Get up, stand up’. This post’s introduction explains why!
2: Jethro Tull: ‘Song for Jeffrey’. Ian Anderson and his band was my fist live concert experience in ‘70. A thrill money can’t buy:-)
3: Rolling Stones: ‘Honky Tonk Woman’. I saw them live at the Voodoo Lounge tour in Oslo, ‘95.
4: Guns ‘N’ Roses: ‘Knocking On Heavens Door’. Saw them live in ‘93 in Oslo with my 13 year old daughter on my shoulders.
5: Rod Stewart: ‘Sailing’. The song just popped into my head when I started my IT consultancy firm. I felt free like a bird!
6: AHA: ‘Take on me’. The first Norwegian band that had a break through and was on top 10 all over the world.
7: Vivaldi: ‘Four Seasons’. Just because this blog, my Terella, is about the four seasons and I love classic music too.
The list could be endless, but these are music that reminds me of some special moments in my life. Of course I will end this memo with a challenge to seven of my blogger friends:
Barefoot Mistress: I’ve been thinking a long time how I could return her challenge:-)
Yorokobee from Japan, just because I’m curious about her music favourites.
TorAa: And old friend and a new blogger from Norway.
Missy from London. A blogger friend who was the first to send me a post card.
Neil from Spain: Because I know he loves music!
GunnarB: Another old friend from Norway who have start blogging too.
Grish from the US, just because I like his ‘Little piece of virtual Earth’.