A night at the cinema…

I don’t know wether it’s due to my heart being a gentle soul or the fact that I’m a girl and we have a lot of hormones…or it could be just down to the genes I’m made up from. But for me going to the cinema or the theatre is a rollercoaster…when it comes to emotions at least.

Depending on what film or performance you go to see, you can experience love, passion, anger, fear, amusement, and of course sadness…all within the space of a couple of hours! When you think about it, all of them emotions you have just experienced is a bit like the emotions you could feel over a two year relationship…which in my opinion is pretty impressive to say the least. The ability to manipulate your feelings, to apply it to the current situations of the main character. Not to mention you could do it all over again the following day or even the following week. Learning a new story everytime, through observing other’s lives (well, acted out lives). Experiencing all of that through emotions, basically without the actual impact of drama of it all.

It’s all pretty incredible…but of course if we only ever lived through films and performances, then we’d never really allow ourselves the chance to actually live. Which you know, is what life is really about. Living, experiencing, feeling. Let’s be honest though…It’s perfect if you need an escape for a hour or two.

Why 80’s Music?

When asked the question of what kind of music I prefer, I normally say I like a variety. I listen to anyone from Fleetwood Mac, to Jay Z and Kanye West, going back to Katy Perry and Skrillex. But…given the choice I’d probably say that out of them all my ‘go to’ songs have to be those of the 80’s.

I’m not entirely sure what my reason is for it…It could be because that’s the music I’ve grown up to. Whenever we’d go anywhere in the car or have any music playing in the house it would be 80’s music. Whether it was Madonna, ELO, Def Leppard, or Queen…it was on, playing wherever we were and whatever time it was.

When I think about the difference in music then and music now, the main distinction for me is the passion. I don’t know why but people back in the 80’s just seemed to have so much more passion. In one way it’s as if they used music to escape all of the problems of the world. Don’t get me wrong I love the fact that there is so much emotion and truth in some of today’s music but…it was nice having that escape, and positivity. I mean when you listen to ‘Wham – Wake me up before you go go’, it doesn’t exactly make you think about all the drama and sadness in the world.

Saying that though I’m not just talking about the upbeat passion of the 80’s. After all there were many great artists like Whitney Houston, Meatloaf, Bon Jovi and Bonnie Tyler who clearly expressed the troubles they were having in life (mainly problems with love). But nevertheless they all still seemed to hold a passion, that I think a lot of the artists now lack.

Anyway for me 80’s music will always be close to my heart. What’s your favourite type of music?