Music Monday: ‘Broken Open’

Hey Milieunairs,

It is Music Monday and thus time for another Vivaciously Varietal Vibe! Adam Lambert - For Your Entertainment

Rationale: I have, on many an occasion, written about songs which I have labelled as ‘hauntingly beautiful’. As it so happens, ‘Broken Open’ by Adam Lambert, is another song which fits into this category.

At first listen, one could be forgiven for thinking that ‘Broken Open’ is simply a mock rendition of ‘Mad World’ by Gary Jules; another of my favourite songs. Both songs share an eerily similar melodic pattern, one which is a pleasure to listen to. On a purely basic auditory level, Lambert’s ‘Broken Open’ is quite different to ‘Mad World’, offering more of an upbeat pop synth loop with spacey techno buzzes and pings added for good measure. Even so, the song has a beautiful sound made even better with Lambert’s sultry voice. Surprisingly, Adam co-wrote ‘Broken Open’ as well.

I must say, Adam Lambert has created a stellar debut album. He has managed to cater for almost every genre, proving his versatility as an artist. Even more impressive, is the amount of talent that was wired behind the scenes into helping him create his first album, from the likes of MUSE, Pink, Lady Gaga, Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic) and Sam Sparro, among others; all adding their own personal touches to each of Lambert’s songs. ‘For Your Entertainment’ is a brilliant pop album and is definitely worth listening to.

As always, whenever I post about Vivaciously Varietal Vibes on Music Monday’s, simply click on the name of the song to be taken to a web page that displays the songs lyrics.

Adama Lambert – Broken Open
 

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Music Monday: ‘Hearing Damage’

Hey Milieunairs, It is Music Monday and thus time for another Vivaciously Varietal Vibe! Flavour: Pop/Rock  Artist: Thom Yorke Album: Twilight Saga: New Moon OST Song: Hearing Damage Rationale: For quite some time I have spoken about songs which I have labelled as ‘hauntingly beautiful’. A majority of songs by MUSE, such as ‘Sing for
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It’s Britney, Bitch!

Even before we arrived in Australia, I knew that Britney Spears would be bringing her ‘The Circus’ tour to the land down under. However, I never thought I would actually get a chance to attend the concert. For starters, Britney’s last show in Melbourne was on the 13th November and we were only set to
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Music Monday: ‘Reach Out’

Hey Milieunairs, It is Music Monday and thus time for another Vivaciously Varietal Vibe! Flavour: Pop Artist: Hilary Duff Album: Best Of Hilary Duff Song: Reach Out Rationale: There is no doubt that I am a fan of the popular genre of music more commonly known as pop. I can openly admit that I thoroughly
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Music Monday: ‘Earth Song’ – A tribute to the ‘King of Pop’, Michael Jackson!

Hey Milieunairs,

It is Music Monday and thus time for another Vivaciously Varietal Vibe!

Music Monday –

This weeks flavour: Pop

Artist: Michael Jackson

Album: HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I

Song: Earth Song

Rationale: ”On June 25, 2009, Michael Jackson collapsed at his rented mansion at 100 North Carolwood Drive in the Holmby Hills area of Los Angeles. Pending confirmation from toxicology reports, he was allegedly administered Demerol shortly before he stopped breathing. Attempts at resuscitating him by his personal physician were unsuccessful. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics received a 911 call at 12:22 p.m. (PDT), and arrived three minutes and seventeen seconds later at Jackson’s location. He was reportedly not breathing and CPR was performed. Resuscitation efforts continued both en route to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, and for an hour further after arriving at approximately 1:13 p.m. (20:13 UTC). He was noted already to have been in cardiac arrest by the paramedics who attended his house. Jackson was pronounced dead at approximately 2:25 p.m. local time (21:25 UTC) (Michael Jackson via Wikipedia, 2009).

Regardless of Michael Jackson’s tainted past, the man was an enigmatic legend. He single-handedly moulded and commercialised the genre of music we know as ‘pop’. It is also through his influence that the music video is what it is today and one of the primary reasons why we have MTV and VH1. From the young to the old, every person knew of Michael Jackson and has, at least once, at one point in their life, jived to one of his carefully mastered and best selling beats. I know that I have, on many occasions, bobbed my head, shaken my ass, grabbed my crotch, uttered a primal “ouwoo” and raised a faux white-gloved-hand to the heavens. Consequently, his death is not only a blow to the aging music industry, but also a major loss to millions of adoring fans worldwide, not to mention his “children”, family and friends. As a result, it is with a heavy heart that I bid farewell to one of, if not the, greatest musician of our times. Rest in peace MJ!

For my salute to Michael Jackson, I chose the Earth Song. This is one of my all time favourite Michael Jackson songs and has unmistakably influenced the person: I am, continue to be and will undoubtedly become.

Michael Jackson:

August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson – Earth Song

As always, whenever I post about Vivaciously Varietal Vibes on Music Monday’s, simply click on the name of the song to be taken to a web page that displays the songs lyrics.

Until the next time “Milieunairs”!