Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tune in Tuesday Week 1

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.

This week's featured song:
Turn the Lights on by Pilot Speed (formerly known as Pilate)
This isn't an actual video, it's just the audio, but it was all I could find

Favorite lines from this song: 

"Show me a writer with a sad, sad song
Who lived his pain, just stayed too long"

"Show me the lover who when all seems lost
Makes lost to his grief, careless of the cost"

"Been awhile since I was on trial
For the course my life has run"

My personal story behind this choice: About 5 years ago, my friend Meghan, who introduced me to Pilate, as they were known back then, was obsessed with the band and traveled around to a ton of their shows. I ended up loving their music too, so she took me to 2 of their shows. Because she saw them so often, she actually got to know the guys, so I got to meet them, and got all their autographs. Pretty cool. They are incredible live. And did I mention they're a Canadian band? Gotta love that.

I honestly couldn’t tell you what they’re up to these days, but I love their album Sell Control For Life’s Speed, which was renamed Into the West around the time they went from being Pilate to Pilot Speed – something to do with breaking into the American market. *shrug* I love, love, love all the songs on that album, but my favorite is Turn the Lights On.

I hope you'll check them out and enjoy their music as much as I do!

And because I can't talk music without mentioning U2, I'm going to end with a favorite U2 lyric. :-)

"Every artist is a cannibal
Every poet is a thief
All kill their inspiration
And sing about the grief"

~The Fly - U2 - from Achtung Baby~


  1. Loved the song! I'd never heard of these guys before, thanks for sharing! :)

  2. Welcome to Tune in Tuesday! It's so fun to hear all the different music. Haven't heard of this band, but they're pretty good! Thanks for sharing.

  3. I really liked this song, thanks for introducing me to this band!

  4. Ya know, I wouldn't mind if you featured a U2 song every week ;-) they are easily in my top 5 bands, ever. I will definitely be checking out this band though. Thanks for the introduction!

  5. Welcome to Tuned in Tuesdays!!

  6. This one's another first for me. I love this song. Thanks for the intro.


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