Music Nook: They Move on Tracks of Never Ending Lights by This will Destroy You

jUJvBOur nature is replete with music. It is even said that the notes of music have been picked up from the various notes in nature. The music is one which makes us realize that life is moving on.

Every object in nature, if observed has its own rhythm, the whistling of the wind, rustling of petals, humming of insects/bees, gushing of water, butterflies, crickets, everything in nature is never silent, that is why silence is compared with death, every living thing has a sound of its own, even the heart beat has its own, and it is very dear to us as it makes us feel that we are alive.

If we keep away from nature then we lose on the rhythm in our life and our life becomes monotonous. We can feel the music even in the lesser significant events of our lives. Every heart that feels the rhythm in every thing can make its own existence meaningful and worthwhile. The sound of nature makes us realize that life is deathly without music in it.


And now I really hope you like this music that I’m sharing with you. I always loved it and it is my all time favorite. It’s called “They Move on Tracks of Never Ending Lights” by This will Destroy You. I hope you enjoy it.

Have a good day!

Music Nook: Don’t Stay Here by Frames

I just got back from a walk. I know it’s late, clock is striking quarter past 12 but few minutes back I was listening to this old music piece and I literally feel liberated every time I listen to this music. And that other feeling you get when you are outside all alone in the night and when you start contemplating about stuff added with some really good music in the background. Well, I love that feeling, I feel most alive. So I thought I should share this.

This is also one of my favorite and I hope you will like it as well.

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Song: Don’t Stay Here

Artist: Frames

Album: In Via

Music Nook: Ten Thousand Years Won’t Save Your Life by Hammock

I forgot to post Saturday music post. This song that I’m sharing today is by Hammock. They are amazing. I listen to this song often, mostly when I go out for walks at night and that is daily (yes I’m bragging that I go on walks at night because that is awesome.)

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I love this song, totally what I call music for soul. It’s a beautiful track. I hope you also enjoy it.

Song: Ten Thousand Years Won’t Save Your Life

Album: Departure Songs

Artist: Hammock

So here it is “Ten Thousand Years Won’t Save Your Life by Hammock:

You can know more about hammock by clicking on the links down below, btw enjoy!

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YouTube . Wikipedia

Music Nook: Truth by Balmorhea

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Song : Truth

Album : All is Wild, All is Silent

Band : Balmorhea (bal-mə-ray)

Okay so there is this beautiful side of YouTube and I love that side, there lies the best music or I can say the kind of music that I love. There you find the kind of music that is total bliss, music that is soulful and beautiful, comments that are peaceful. Oh my, how I love it!

If you take my suggestions listen to this song in the night, alone in your room. For the record, do this with every song that I’ll share.

One of my favorite out of other amazing band is Balmorhea, these people create beautiful music, powerful songs. I believe after listening to them you feel everything.

Today the song that I’m sharing is “Truth” by Balmorhea and this is my all time favorite, there are other great songs as well, I’ll share them later.

Truth:

And watch this video to get to know where they found the inspiration to write this song and also watch them play it!

You can know more about them:

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  Official Site YouTube . Wikipedia . Facebook . Twitter . Tumblr

Book Review : If I Stay by Gayle Forman

“Sometimes you make choices in life and sometimes choices make you.”

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My Rating : *3 stars*

Okay before talking about this book I want to share a memory. 
In 12th standard we read this poem called “Curtain” by Helen Spalding, this poem is about separation and end .

It goes like this :

  Curtain

Goodbye.

 Incredulously the laced fingers loosen,

Slowly, sensation by sensation, from their warm interchange,

And stiffen like frosted flower in the November garden.

Already division piles emphasis like bullets;

Already the one dark air is separate and strange.

Goodbye.

There is no touch now. The wave has broken

That for a moment charged the desolate sea.

There is a word, or two, left to be spoken

– Yet who would hear it ? When so swiftly distance

Outmeasures times, engulfs identity ?

Already like the dreamer startled from sleep

And the vivid image lost even in waking,

There is no taste now for the shrunken sense to keep,

And these, the dreamer’s eyes, are not alive to weep,

And this, the clinic heart, the dreamer’s, is not breaking.

It is so easy, then? Goodbye no more than this

Quiet disaster ? And is there cause for sorrow

That in the small white murder of one kiss

Are born two ghosts, two Hamlets, two soliloquies,

Two worlds apart, tomorrow ?

So, I guess after reading this poem you might have got an idea, that this is about the separation of lovers and when I read this poem, I felt the emotions, this poem pulled those emotions out of me, of sadness, of loss and what not!

 

But that was not enough, we had a discussion on this poem, a “Class Discussion”, and my literature teacher made it even more dramatic, talking about loss, grief, separation and she made this poem relatable to everyone. She talked about separation  of a parent and a child, about brother and sister, about husband and wife. And that obviously made it even worse.

Well, ma’am I love you, but this is also true :/

Let me tell you, I’m a very strong person, I don’t cry easily, but this poem and my teacher’s dramatic tone, made me weep. I was hiding my tears and after the class, I had a conversation with one of my friend who was sitting with me.

She : Eti, were you crying ?

Me: No, I was not!

She : No! you were, I saw.

Me : Then why the fuck you are asking.

She : Well, because I never saw you crying.

Me : What do you expect, she was making me to think about the death of my parents. Hell! I felt bad.

Yes! she did make me cry 😦

Now, about the book. This book was about a girl, Mia. She had a nice family of four. One day they decided to make a visit to Mia’s parents’s friends house on a cold February morning….

And then they met an accident….and in a single moment everything changed, she watched her own damaged body taken away from the accident point, at that moment she could not understand that what just happened to her family. No idea if her parents and her younger brother are dead or alive.
Then she faced the reality, about the loss of her family, she was alone, she lost everything she once had and now was the time to make a decision, that if she want to Stay or not. 
The writing wasn’t perfect or outstanding, but at times I found it beautiful ,for me this book was not very sad, as people explained in their reviews. I think Forman’s writing is very simplistic and to make those emotions that Mia’s was feeling, it should have been made a bit dramatic. For me it didn’t pull out those emotions of loss and separation and I didn’t feel sad about her situation, yes I did feel a bit, but this did not make me cry or weep like it was said! (The reason I talked about my teacher and the poem:D)
Mia for me was quiet relatable as a person, and from all those glimpses of her family, it looks perfect, sweet little family. I wanted to know more about Adam,Mia’s boyfriend, I wanted to know more of what was going inside his mind.
I didn’t find myself very attached to any of the characters and all the time I was expecting something even more reckless to happen to her, I wanted this book to be even more sad, I like tragic and sad endings. And the romance between Mia and Adam was fine, nothing great.

But but but! This book had an wonderful ending! I loved the book when it came towards it’s ending, made the reading worth it and I basically loved this book for its ending.

 I think characterization in this book could have been better, there is a need of improvement in characterization department and things could have been made a bit more dramatic and sad.(as I said before)
Though the ending did the justice! Well mind you,not a sad ending.
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And she did!

So this book is basically about  appreciating all that you have, all that you have lost- and all that might be.

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