Soundtrack To My Life - Glenn

Soundtrack To My Life
Soundtrack To My Life makes a welcome return in 2014 and open with choices from Glenn. I'm rather excited about this one too because it's the first time that I've been able to feature a guest author's own band (see song choice number five). As well as having his own band, Glenn is a feature writer (alongside myself) over at The High Tea Cast. The usual links are at the end of the post.


 Smashing Pumpkins - Stand Inside Your Love 

I fell asleep once on a plane home from Los Angeles when I was about 15 with this song playing on my iPod. During that sleep, my head conjured up a dream which fit hand in hand with the song in terms of atmosphere and lyrical content. Basically it was set in a very old looking stone building where I think schools were visiting this place, and I was there wondering about on my own. Then, a girl with beeaauuttiiffuull purple coloured eyes walked by me, and instantly fell head over heels! I spent the rest of the dream trying to find her again, but no such luck. Since then, I now think purple coloured irises should exist.

AFI - Summer Shudder 

AFI's Decemberunderground album was brought out during the outbreak of emo rock bands around 2006, and my word did it stick out amazingly. I still listen to this album and it takes me back to when I thought summers never ended and the large circle of friends I associated myself with would always hang out. Nowadays, summers seem unbelievably shorter and, out of the enormous circle of friends, I stay in constant contact with about two. This song is one of my favourites from the album, I weirdly prefer listening to it when I'm driving home at night. The simplistic vocal melody in the chorus still gives me goosebumps. I love it!
Ironically though, the song itself is about dealing with suicide. 

Not to worry, I never related myself with the lyrics!

The Cure - Close To Me 

Never have I walked around the gloomy abyss of Gravesend streets with a song feeding my ears through my headphones, changing the atmosphere of my surroundings quite as well as this song has. I'm quite thankful The Cure exist, to be honest. I turn to these guys when I'm down, with this song especially. The silly trumpets fit so relentlessly well, they make me smile every time. The point is that I work in Gravesend, and these guys make my commute so much more enjoyable.

Massive Attack - Teardrop 

I wont go in to detail as to what happened, but I spent the lowest two weeks of my life constantly listening to this song. It's neither that happy, nor particularly sad. It's a feel good song in a way, but I found it as a pallet cleanser for my mind. And that's all you need to know.

Go-Zilla - Throwdown 

So, admittedly, this is my own band, but the release of the album a couple of years back and the music video to go with it has been a truly memorable part of my life. It's built my confidence and skill as a writer, a performer, a musician and at just having some balls to try and contribute to the already thriving underground music scene. This song has been with me from 18 - 20.


Soundtrack To My Life
Glenn writes for The High Tea Cast - mainly about music but there's plenty more articles he's written too - and you can find him on Twitter as @glenngloverice.  You can view all previous Soundtrack To My Life entries by clicking on the mix tape to the right.  If you want to participate in 2014 please complete this form and I'll be in touch very soon.