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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Music Monday: ‘Feeling Good’

Hey Milieunairs, It is Music Monday and thus time for another Vivaciously Varietal Vibe! Flavour: Rock  Artist: MUSE Album: Origin of Symmetry Song: Feeling Good Rationale: MUSE are truly an amazing band. They have such a unique sound, one which I have dubbed as ‘hauntingly beautiful’. They are, without a doubt, one of my favourite
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Music Monday: ‘The Truth Shall Set Me Free’

Hey Milieunairs, It is Music Monday and thus time for another Vivaciously Varietal Vibe! Flavour: Rock  Artist: Story of the Year Album: The Black Swan Song: The Truth Shall Set Me Free (iTunes Bonus Track) Rationale: In truth, I do not listen to heavy rock. Any song where the lead singer sounds like he has
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Send your name to Mars, be discovered by aliens…

NASA has recently gone all gung ho with plans to examine, terraform and eventually massacre populate our solar system’s much publicised and enigmatic red rock, the planet Mars. In an attempt to gain the support and interest of today’s youth, as well as the media, NASA have resorted to using social media to reach the
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Music Monday: ‘Mercy’

Hey Milieunairs,

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

Music Monday –

This weeks flavour: Alternative Rock

Artist: Ours

Album: Mercy… Dancing For The Death Of An Imaginary Enemy

Song: Mercy

Rationale: I am a big fan of MUSE. Consequently, I have been scouring the net for a band which has a similar sound and repertoire. Although I have yet to find such a band, I was lucky enough to discover the musings of a band known as Ours.

“When you first hear Ours, you will likely get strong flashes of Jeff Buckley. Listening to Jimmy Gnecco’s voice [lead singer of Ours] and inflections it is hard not to, the similarities are as clear as day. In addition to Buckley, I heard touches of The Cure and Radiohead all blended together in this art rock mic. Despite the comparisons, Gnecco is still able to carve out his own direction and differentiate himself. The song writing is a thing of beauty, with flowing guitars, smooth rhythms, and an expansive soundstage, Ours moves with an ebb and flow that is all of its own” (Chris Beaumont, BlogCritics, 07/04/08).

I chose the song Mercy, because I believe that everyone will, at some point, either be merciful towards another or be shown mercy through an act of humility. In some ways mercy may have a direct correlation with forgiveness. I believe in forgiveness. To forgive is to pave the way to absolution. Even so, I am of the opinion that not all things forgiven need to be forgotten. Consequently, one must always try to learn from past experiences and attempt to move on. As the adage goes ‘what does not kill you, can only make you stronger’.

‘Mercy’ by Ours off of the album ‘Mercy… Dancing For The Death Of An Imaginary Enemy’

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”!