This journal is written to praise some great musicians that inspire me day by day.
Let's begin with "Basement Alchemy"
I found this song yesterday, and it is the one that inspires me too much. It's awesome. I have not heard the original version until I did it some minutes ago, and I can say this version is much better. His voice, his appearance, his talents concerning all these instruments, and his interpretation of the song.
The great thing in it is the beginning: First it seems like the song is a rock song, and you prepare for some screaming and typical rock sounds (which I also love!), but then the little drum comes and I fell of the chair, literally. My favourite seconds are from 0:30 to 0:40. They make me shiver, they make me dream, and I feel so relieved then. Hell, this man is great.
Then: Paul Cardall.
I listen to his music a bit longer now, and even if I am angry and full of rage.. After listening to his songs, I feel so calm and dreamy. It also makes me sad to listen to his songs, but that is not a bad thing. For me, being sad means a great inspiration for photography. I cannot take pictures when I am overly happy, and also not, when I am totally sad. This song is a great balance between these two feelings. I took so many pictures while listening to this song, the feelings that are in this song are amazing. I really love this artist's music.
Third one: Sigur Rós.
I don't know anything about the artist. I don't know where he/she lives, nor what the language is. This makes it much more interesting for me to listen. I can fully concentrate on the feelings being conveyed, and the sounds being shown there. The melody is quite simple, but when you listen closely, it is much more complicated than it seems to me. This song really inspired me a lot, and I also made a video with this melody in it.
Another important one: Birdy.
Yes, she is so important to me. An English girl, living her dream. She is just 17 years old, and has such a strong voice. All her songs made me think a lot, and they helped me through hard times. I cried a lot to these songs.
And last but not least: Pink.
Pink is the person that influenced my photography most. I cannot describe is properly... She is such a beautiful, self-confident person. Her music accompanied me through my whole life, and her passion towards music makes me even more passionate. I celebrated to her music, I danced, I kissed, I loved and I cried. All these feelings, high or low, are current in her songs. One song of her was even "our" song when I was in love with my ex-boyfriend.
I know she will never know me personally, but she is the most inspiring person to me. She made me believe, she made me stand up when I wanted to give up. This song helped me through the hard times in the first months of this year. My father died, and shortly afterwards my boyfriend broke up with me. I wanted to give up the world, I felt so unloved. I felt so alone, and it was the worst time in my life. But now, I start to lift my head again. I start to believe in myself. I start to believe in my art, in my person. In my strengths, and I do also stand by my weaknesses. I am no longer ashamed of them.
I am powerful. And I am beautiful.
Pink taught me the following thing: No matter how hard times may be, always believe in yourself.
Music is also art, and art influences your way of thinking way more than you may think. Art is amazing, and I love to let myself be influenced. I love to be taken away to a different world. To know that other artists take me on an adventure with their voice, their lyrics and their instruments.
That's why I will leave an enourmous thank you to all musicians out there, you are amazing.
Here are some of the best pictures I found in April, 2013. They do not appear in my Square-features, that's why I do a monthly feature for all those great artists on deviantART who submitted no-square pictures. Enjoy!
I'd like to open another round of searching for contributors in !
As a contributor, you do not need to vote on submissions, because that's what I do.
Your only task is to stay active by inviting new members and - much more important - submit deviations to the group. Not just pictures that you took, but also pictures that other people took! Your submission limit will be infinite, so you do not need to care of any limits!
It's simple, but effective. We are growing day by day and the quality of the group is steady and quite high.
So if you'd like to be a contributor, note me and write a very short application, introducing yourself and showing me 5 pictures you would submit to the group if you could (not only your own...)
To inspire you: These pictures are the best of the best from the "Featured"-folder in the group: