I was listening to some of my favourite numbers and I came across this idea for a game.
But first, what’s a soliloquy? A Soliloquy is the act of speaking one’s thoughts aloud to oneself or even in the presence of others, regardless of whether the others are hearing it or not. We often have favourite songs that we always, always, love to listen to or share. So instead of wondering for the umpteenth time about how fantastic that song is, why don’t we share our favourites with each other?
The game is called –
Rules of the game are –
Pick one song and answer the following questions about it –
Name and Artist.
When did you first hear/saw it?
Why do you like it?
Thereafter, please thank the person who nominated you, put a link in your post to their blog, and nominate four bloggers to carry on the game.
I urge you to link their names/blogs in your post because several times, I’ve noticed, nominees don’t have any idea that they have been nominated.
Of course its not obligatory for the nominees to play the game. But I can’t imagine any one passing up on the chance to write about their favourite songs.
With that done, let’s begin with my soliloquy on my favourite song –
Name and Band – With Arms Wide Open by Creed
When I first heard it – I’m from the MTV generation which means that my ONE source of then recent releases (usually international music) was MTV (later Channel V), and that’s where I first heard this song. I was probably in the 9th grade back then and it was a huge hit everywhere. Around that time I was heavily into alternative rock, grunge and post-grunge and Creed was the epitome of everything post-grungy.
Why I Like it – Lets begin with Tremonti’s dreamy guitar riffs and Stapp’s swoon-worthy voice. Do you need another reason to like this song? The opening of the song itself can induce a coma and take you to dreamland. Then there’s the message in the song – welcoming the miracle of life – the birth of a baby. One of the reasons why I’m a huge Creed fan is because of the poetry in the music. Their music always carried a message – brotherhood, love, communal harmony. And it didn’t help that at the time, one of my neighbours looked like Scott Stapp and I had a small-ish crush on him 😀 😉
This song is always in my playlist. And I mean ALWAYS. I can not get enough of listening to it, humming it, singing it or referring it to heretofore-musically-lost-souls-who-have-never-heard-of-the-band.
Here’s a link to the video of the song in case you want to listen to it .
So there you have it, my soliloquy on my favourite song. And now to carry on the game, I select the following bloggers –
Hope you all participate and have as much fun doing this as I had 🙂 🙂
Till later everyone. XOXOXO
©Pradita Kapahi, 2016