Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tune in Tuesday Week 3

Tune in Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Ginger at GReads that showcases music.  Music for me is right up there with reading and writing, so even though this particular meme isn't about reading and writing, I thought it would be a fun one to participate in. If you're interested in participating, be sure to check out Ginger's blog so you can spread your love of music!

I’m thinking of doing a theme and highlighting indie music (indie writer talking indie music? hmm), but that might change. And since I’m not exactly up on current music, some of the bands might have once been indie, but aren’t currently. These days, I don't exactly listen to much other than U2, and I figured I probably shouldn't choose U2 songs every week lol.

 No Canadian indie bands this week. I know, I know, I'm sure you're all heartbroken. But, this week, I'm doing a tribute song of sorts.
Yesterday would have been my dad's 67th birthday. He died 17 years ago, just three months shy of his 50th birthday. A lot of my memories of him are fuzzy because I was only 10 when he died, and for the last two years of his life, he was in and out of hospitals, deathly ill, and I blocked out a lot of it. One thing I do remember is this song, which came out in 1992. We loved this song - I had no idea what it was about, of course, all I knew was that it was Daddy and Marie's song and we always sang along and danced to it whenever we heard it. So, Daddy, this is for you...
Walking on Broken Glass by Annie Lennox
~For Arsene Landry September 26th, 1944 - June 27th, 1994~
I love this video. Between this and the movie Labyrinth, I'm pretty sure that's what started my obsession with masquerades and costume balls. 
Favorite lines from this song:
"The sun's still shining in the big blue sky
But it don't mean nothing to me
Oh, let the rain come down
Let the wind blow through me"

"Now every one of us was made to suffer
Every one of us was made to weep
But we've been hurting one another
And now the pain has cut too deep
So take me from the wreckage
Save me from the blast
Lift me up and take me back
Don't let me keep on walking on broken glass"
My weekly U2 lyric:
"Took a drive in the dirty rain
To a place where the wind calls your name
Under the trees, the river laughing at you and me
Hallelujah, heaven's white rose
The doors you open, I just can't close
Don't turn around, don't turn around again
Don't turn around your gypsy heart
Don't turn around, don't turn around again
Don't turn around, and don't look back
Come on now love, don't you look back"
~Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses by U2, from Achtung Baby~


  1. Awww...such a cute picture. Isn't it awesome how hearing a song can throw us into a time that we want to be in almost instantly? And unfortunately times we don't want to be in LOL. I think that is why I am such a big music fan...every song I listen to or will listen to has a moment of my life in it...and that song can instantly bring me back to it!

  2. That's so sweet. What a great song to have memories to. I haven't seen this video since I was little.. is that John Malkovich?

    Love of Books

  3. Sorry that you lost your father so young but very nice tribute. I love that Annie Lennox song and video (and the movie Labyrinth too!)

  4. Such a nice dedication to your father <3 I am so very sorry for your loss.


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