With 50 posts. Originally, I imagined that I would have a profound, thought-provoking Tumblr on my hands. But as time went on, and I realized how bad I am at tumbling, it some how become this mess of Deviantart pictures and ponies, except there aren’t even that many ponies. Either way, this is what I have. Yay!
I knew my Tumblr was missing something…Hello, Amanda Palmer!
I sincerely hope all musicians follow in her footsteps. Music is meant to be shared. I think many of us have experienced many a song that has changed, even saved, our lives. And that’s what music is about. Not the money, but the way it affects people. I know that if I ever finally create an album, I will definitely offer it on a donation base. I want people to have my music, and if they love it enough, then I hope they will give back to me so I can keep creating it.
Amanda Palmer, keep doing what you are doing. You are an inspiration to us all (pardon the cliche).
Another music video featuring a beautiful angel. I love this song, but it was the music video that made me fall in love with it. I love the story. Utterly brilliant. It has led me to my own personal feelings about angels.
Angels are on this earth to help us, to guide us. They don’t always have wings, powers or even a religion, but they know how to help and they are willing to reach out and grab hold of those on the edge. But then comes the sad part. It is widely agree that those who best know how to comfort often the saddest. Therefore, angels bring happiness to others, but are cursed with their own suffering.
This is the first song I ever heard by Nightwish, and it made me a fan for life. I mean, first off, the music video features a fallen angel, which satisfies my angel obsession. And then the song itself…it’s just beautiful. I absolutely love the message. True, on the surface it sounds like a song advocating the worship of Lucifer, but you really have to look deeper. This song reminds us that we should never simply accept what we are told. We need to ask questions, look deeper and think for ourselves.
I’m going to sound like heretic now, but the song calls out the fact that Lucifer may not have been as bad as we make him out to be. All he did was challenge authority, and was punished for doing so. I feel like this can apply to so many people. How often are people punished for speaking out? And then he is called him Amaranth, which symbolizes something that never fades, therefore, are outspoken words never fading?
And the music video really seals the deal. They find a beautiful angel, a creature supposedly created and sent by God. But it has always believed that fallen angels are evil, sinners, so the villagers in this story burn the angel, something they fear and do not know. Unfortunately, it is implied that this angel was their salvation, but ignorance destroyed all that could’ve been.
I love this song. It makes you think, and it is so beautiful. Do you believe but what you see?
Art inspired by one of my favorite games. If you haven’t checked out “Rule of Rose”, I highly recommend it. It is incredibly creepy, sometimes downright disturbing, but the symbolism and story is so delicious. You can get immersed in it for weeks.