Tag: TBI Survivor

Chariots Of Fire by Vangelis Is In My Morning Kickstart Music List

Chariots Of Fire by Vangelis is part of My Morning Kickstart Music List.

This is a wonderful piece of music, and the film is a wonderful presentation of history.

I added this because of the theme of someone overcoming seemingly odds. Inspiring.

Vangelis - Chariots Of Fire

Chariots of Fire – the film

Chariots of Fire is a 1981 British historical drama film.

It tells the fact-based story of two athletes in the 1924 Olympics:

  • Eric Liddell, a devout Scottish Christian who runs for the glory of God, and
  • Harold Abrahams, an English Jew who runs to overcome prejudice.

The film’s title was inspired by the line, “Bring me my chariot of fire,” from the William Blake poem adapted into the popular British hymn “Jerusalem“; the hymn is heard at the end of the film.

The original phrase “chariot(s) of fire” is from 2 Kings 2:11 and 6:17 in the Bible.

Chariots of Fire by Vangelis

Pipeline by Bruce Johnston Is In My Morning Kickstart Music List

Pipeline by Bruce Johnston starts off My Morning Kickstart Music List as its upbeat surfing instrumentals really appeal to me.

The sounds also take me back to my time in California in the summer and fall of 1969. So many great memories of hitchhiking from San Diego back to Vancouver, BC., and then on to Montreal, Quebec.

Bruce Arthur Johnston

Bruce Arthur Johnston is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer best known as a member of the Beach Boys.

I enjoyed watching this wide-ranging interview with Bruce Johnston as he looks back at the Beach Boys golden sixties period and the music that built their success.

Bruce talks about the changing Californian music scene across the decade, the growth of Brian Wilson as a songwriter & producer, the triumph of Pet Sounds and the disappointment of the abortive SMiLE project.

He reflects on The Beach Boys’ story and output, as well as the challenging climate of the late Sixties as the group’s hits began to dry up.

Beach Boys

Although I never surfed I did grow up listening to the Beach Boys and their music still resonates with me in 2019 at the age of 71.

The Beach Boys are one of the most influential acts of the rock era distinguished by their vocal harmonies and early surf songs.

The Beach Boys drew on the music of jazz-based vocal groups, 1950s rock and roll, and black R&B to create their unique sound, and with Brian Wilson as composer, arranger, producer, and de facto leader, they often incorporated classical elements and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways.

Visit the Beach Boys website.

Pipeline by Bruce Johnson

Hello Hello Hello Has Been Added to My Morning Kickstart Music List

I have added “Hello Hello Hello” by Kes the Band to my My Morning Kickstart Music List.

Kes the Band is a delight to listen to for me. So upbeat.

Hello Hello Hello was my first exposure to Kes the Band and Trinidad and Tobago inspired fusion of Soca, Calypso, Reggae and Pop of Caribbean sounds.

Lyrics for Hello by KES the Band

Dum dum dumm dum dum dum dumm dum dum dum dum dum
Hello Hello Hello Hello
Ummmmm

Hello Hello Hello Hello
Yeah

She had de ting I lul love
Where she from I don’t know
Drop she waist an go low
Rock de place like a dojo

So wa yuh say, wah yu say, wah yu say
Pretty gyul would yuh come my way
Wuh yu do, wuh yuh do, wuh yuh do
I must get through

Gyul roll up yuh waist an show me that wine
Turn around girl doh be shy
Hello Hello Hello Hello
Yeah
So gyul ah love how de way you blow my mind
Hold me tight and bring dat wine
Hello Hello Hello Hello
Lawd Eh

Are you ready Ready
Are you ready for it
Are you ready Ready
Are you ready for it

Yuh wan give me dat
Doh hold back
Wine it up
Ride it
Front to de back
No long chat
Just come to me

An give yuh that sweet type of love
Sweet type of love
Come give me that sweet type of love
Real type of love
Hold me darlin
Cause whole night we jammin
Yeah Yeah Yeah

Say she sweet like a mango
She play de ting like a banjo
Dem other gyul dem doh know
How she wrap de ting like a go go

Lawd

So wa yuh say, wah yu say, wah yu say
Sexy gyul wah yu come my way
Wuh yu do, wuh yuh do, wuh yuh do
I must get through

Gyul roll up yuh waist
Show me that wine
Turn around girl doh be shy
Hello Hello Hello Hello
Yeah
So gyul ah love how de way yuh blow my mind
Hold me tight and bring dat wine
Hello Hello Hello Hello
Lawd Eh

Are you ready Ready
Are you ready for it
Are you ready Ready
Are you ready for it
Yuh wan give me dat
Doh hold back
Wine it up
Ride it
Front to de back
No long chat
Just come to me

Ah give yuh that sweet type of love
Sweet type of love
Come give me that sweet type of love
Real type of love
Hold me darlin
Cause whole night we jammin
Yeah Yeah Yeah

Dum dum dumm dum dum dum dumm dum dum dum dum dum
Hello Hello Hello Hello
Ummmm ummmm
Hello Hello Hello Hello
Yeah Yeah Yeah

Connect with Kes the Band

You can connect with them on facebook.com/Kestheband/.

Here is the YouTube Channel for Kes the Band.

Hello Hello Hello by Kes the Band

My Silver Lining Has Been Added to My Morning Kickstart Music List

I have added “My Silver Lining” by First Aid Kit to my My Morning Kickstart Music List.

I am sharing it with the video Weightless featuring Jean-Baptiste Chandelier. You can find his other videos on his YouTube channel.

I love watching this video. It gets me soaring.

Weightless - Jean-Baptiste Chandelier

First Aid Kit

First Aid Kit is a Swedish folk duo that consists of the sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg.

Here is First Aid Kit on YouTube.

My Silver Lining Lyrics

I don’t want to wait anymore I’m tired of looking for answers
Take me some place where there’s music and there’s laughter
I don’t know if I’m scared of dying but I’m scared of living too fast, too slow
Regret, remorse, hold on, oh no I’ve got to go
There’s no starting over, no new beginnings, time races on
And you’ve just gotta keep on keeping on
Gotta keep on going, looking straight out on the road
Can’t worry ’bout what’s behind you or what’s coming for you further up the road
I try not to hold on to what is gone, I try to do right what is wrong
I try to keep on keeping on
Yeah I just keep on keeping on

I hear a voice calling
Calling out for me
These shackles I’ve made in an attempt to be free
Be it for reason, be it for love
I won’t take the easy road

I’ve woken up in a hotel room, my worries as big as the moon
Having no idea who or what or where I am
Something good comes with the bad
A song’s never just sad
There’s hope, there’s a silver lining
Show me my silver lining
Show me my silver lining

I hear a voice calling
Calling out for me
These shackles I’ve made in an attempt to be free
Be it for reason, be it for love
I won’t take the easy road

I won’t take the easy road
The easy road, the easy road

I won’t take the easy road
The easy road, the easy road

Show me my silver lining, I try to keep on keeping on
Show me my silver lining, I try to keep on keeping on
Show me my silver lining, I try to keep on keeping on
Show me my silver lining, I try to keep on keeping on

Songwriters: JOHANNA KAJSA SOEDERBERG, KLARA MARIA SOEDERBERG

My Morning Kickstart Music

My Morning Kickstart Music helps to get my brain going and my mind and emotions going in a positive direction. I have found that as a TBI Survivor (Traumatic Brain Injury) my day gets going on a better footing when I kickstart my morning with some upbeat, positive music.

My Morning Kickstart Music - Richard Edward Ward

Music with an upbeat message, especially overcoming obstacles, helps me to clear my mind by replacing worries and concerns.

How about you?

Do you listen to music to help kickstart your day?

I am always happy to hear about new tunes that will help me get going.

My Morning Kickstart Music List

Here is My Morning Kickstart Music list.

You can check it out on Spotify.

  • Pipeline – Bruce Johnston
  • Runnin’ Down a Dream – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  • It’s a Beautiful Day – Queen
  • Hello Hello Hello – Kes the Band
  • Never Surrender – Corey Hart
  • We Are the Champions – Queen
  • Win – Brian Knight
  • Chariots of Fire – Vangelis
  • Gonna Fly Now – Bill Conti
  • Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
  • Fly / I Believe I Can Fly – Glee Cast
  • My Silver Lining – First Aid Kit
  • You Gotta Be – Des’ree
  • I Can See Clearly Now – Jimmy Cliff
  • When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going – Billy Ocean

What music do you listen to in the morning to kickstart your day? Please let me know.