Soundtrack To My Life - Nigel

Soundtrack To My LIfe
Today's Soundtrack To My Life comes from Nigel.  A couple of years ago I took advantage of a blogger review offer and went up to a well-known hair salon in Bolton to have a cut and colour.  Nigel was the salon manager there and we got talking about blogging and Twitter and I made Nigel promise to write me something ranty about supermarkets. For some reason, that never happened but we did keep in touch.  Here is Nigel's Soundtrack To My Life with a very exciting development at the end...


XTC - Making Plans For Nigel 

Obviously I've chose this because of the name. I was born in 1988. My mum was convinced I was a girl so didn't have any boys names planned. My dad loved the name Nigel and my mum's famous last words were, "Call it whatever you like if it's a boy, I know I'm having a girl". So low and behold I came out a boy and got the name Nigel. My dad bought me the vinyl once I was born and I still have it to this day. When me and my brother were younger we used to speed it up and play it backwards on the record player and we would have hours of fun with it.

Robson and Jerome - Saturday Night At The Movies 

I have fond memories of this song. My nan was a huge Robson and Jerome fan and whenever I went to stay she always had it on. It was in the days when my nan used to knit and sew and I used to make pom poms with all her leftover wool. My nan never taught me to knit - I taught myself - but I wish I would have learned when she offered because she was amazing at it.

Blink 182 - Stay Together For The Kids

I grew up in a broken home as my mum an dad had a divorce not long after I was born and this song would be very relevant to that. However that's not why I have chose this song. When I was about 15/16 I started to struggle more with my sexuality and I went through a period where I just listened to Blink 182. This is one of my all time favourite songs of theirs and used to listen to it over and over again. I don't wanna be cheesy and say they helped me through because I don't think they did, it was my friends at the time that did. It's the first few lines that used to stick in my head

  "It's hard to wake up, when the shades have been pulled shut
This house is haunted, it's so pathetic, it makes no sense at all
I'm ripe with things to say, the words rot and fall away
What stupid poem could fix this home, I'd read it every day"

I related to it more to come out of the closet, I wanted to tell my mum but every time I tried the words just didn't come out at all.

Barbara Streisand and Celine Dion - Tell Him 

I never cry. But whenever I hear this song it makes me well up (I still don't cry though). I was going through an extremely tough time in my life just before I met my boyfriend and 2 weeks after we had met I fell head over heels in love with him. It was a Bank Holiday Monday and he was singing and playing piano at a charity concert in a church in Yorkshire and I decided to stay and watch. Him and his friend sang this at the concert and the whole time he didn't take his eyes off me and it felt like we were the only two people in the world; the connection was extremely intense. Whenever I need cheering up I play this song as it takes me right back to that moment four and a half years ago.

The Pyjama Game - There Once Was A Man 

This is an amazing feel good song. It's once again surrounded with the feeling of love and it's very relevant today than it's ever been. It's about being head over heels in love with someone and you would do anything in the world for them. Ever since the law for gay marriage has been passed the idea has appealed to me more and more. We discussed the idea of marriage and we both seem to want to get married. We don't want to be one of these couple that have a long engagement but the boyfriend thought we would wait a while. I'm extremely impatient to the point I want things to be done yesterday and not tomorrow. So on the day I submitted this Soundtrack To My Life (16th October 2013) I went out and bought an engagement ring to propose to him. I don't know when or how. I'm going to do it but I will do it. I'm Absolutely terrified and I hope the ring fits when I do it.


Soundtrack To My LIfe
We want to know if the proposal has happened, don't we?  You can ask Nigel on Twitter - he's @pierced_ni.  He also loves knitting, having a bit of a moan about his daily commute and a rant about X-Factor.  He is also just about to embark on a new chapter in his career so here's wishing him loads of luck!

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