Katie Melua

Blame it on the moon

by Marion on

Our guests have left again. It was a wonderful weekend.

Rob and I were just talking a bit and somehow the conversation ended up at the time Rob and I discovered our mutual feelings. And I have to be honest, at first I was not ready for those feelings. I was doing fine on my own. Had my life on the road again. Could handle the world with ease again. And falling in love was the last thing I wanted.

Well, I already knew Rob for some time and we even became friends. And then that Christmas Eve things, as Katie Melua sings so beautiful, things were gone too far to call it an halt (and keep your mind out of the gutter… or not *grin*).

Now I am so happy this al happened and I am glad to be able to call Rob my partner in crime and love.

But in the beginning things were confusing and those feelings are so well expressed in this song. Reason why I love this song.

Look the video on YouTube if you want to hear it :-)

“Gonna blame it on the moon,
Didn’t want to fall in love again so soon.
I was fine, feeling strong,
Didn’t want to fall in love with anyone.

Now that it’s gone too far to call for a halt,
I’ll blame it on the moon
‘Cause it’s not my fault;
I didn’t think that this would happen so soon
So I’ll blame it on the moon.

I was happy to be free
Didn’t think I’d give myself so easily.

Guilty feelings in the night
As I wonder is it wrong to feel so right.

Now that it’s gone too far to call for a halt,
I’ll blame it on the moon
‘Cause it’s not my fault;
I didn’t think that this would happen so soon
So I’ll blame it on the moon.

Gonna blame it on the moon,
Didn’t want to fall in love again so soon.

I was fine, feeling strong,
Didn’t want to fall in love with anyone.

Now that it’s gone too far to call for a halt,
I’ll blame it on the moon
‘Cause it’s not my fault;
I didn’t think that this would happen so soon
So I’ll blame it on the moon”

Marion
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Katie Melua

by Rob on

Last year December Katie Melua would come to The Netherlands to perform here. I had tickets for that performance. But sadly Katie became sick. The show was cancelled and moved to another date.

The new date was yesterday… and as I had chosen to keep the tickets (and not have them repaid) yesterday was the day.

In December it was the idea that Marion and I would go together. But we already knew for some time that Marion would not be able to be there yesterday. It was Marion her own idea to ask Sanne to come along.
Sanne was really happy with the invitation and was happy that she could make it.
When Sanne’s nephew heard that she would be going to Katie Melua, he asked if he and a friend would be welcome to come along. As I already knew both of them, that was no problem to me. They managed to get also tickets, so all was set.

Yesterday I left early from work and went in the direction of the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam. I was way in time in Amsterdam. It was not long after that Laurens and Peter (the nephew and his friend) joined me there. While we were waiting for Sanne we went something to drink close by.

In time Sanne joined us and the waiting for the performance of Katie started. But we were not bored for a moment. We had lot of fun and laughed a lot.

Around 20:00 the show started. The supporting act was by an Israelite artist (who’s name I forgot) how made very nice show with sounds effects, but it was not what we were waiting for.

Finally the time was there… Katie and her band walked up on the stage…

Woaaa…. what a performance. Katie has a great voice… a great guitar player… and a sight to see. Yes, she is really a beauty.

I know quite a lot of artists who are better in the studio then on stage. I also know artists who are in the studio and on stage great. But in my opinion Katie belongs to the few who are better on stage then in the studio. And as Peter remarked correctly.. in the studio she is even already great.

Katie sang her older songs as her newer songs. There is really a change in style, but not necessary a bad one.

As so often with that kind of things, time flies and before you know it is all over. Out side we talked a bit more and agreed that we had a wonderful evening together.

Laurens and Peter went on there way home. Sanne was very tired and it would have been very irresponsible to let her drive all the way to Haaksbergen like this. So I offered her to sleep at my place (and keep your mind out of the gutter. Sanne is a very good friend of mine who slept more often at my place. She is a welcome and trusted quest and friend).

Once at my place, Sanne and I sat, drank something together and ended up in a long but very good conversation. And it was around 3:30 before we went to sleep, which was maybe not the most clever thing for me to do as I had to work the next day. Ah well, as the Dutch saying tell… in the evening a man, in the morning a man. And it was it all worth… a very nice evening spend.


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Katie Melua

by Rob on

As people may know I bought some time ago tickets for the concert that Katie Melua would give on December 1th in Amsterdam. Yesterday I got an e-mail informing me that the concert on that date was cancelled due heath problems Katie has currently and that the concert will be moved to June 8th next year.

On the website of Katie is written the next:
“Katie Melua is suffering from exhaustion and has been ordered by her doctors not to work for a few months. Consequently any touring and promotional activity will be postponed until after Christmas. Katie is going to be absolutely fine, but just needs complete rest.”

It is a pity. I was really looking forward to this concert, but I surely understand that also for an artist health is very important.

In the mail that I received two options were given. To keep the tickets that I already bought for the concert next year or have the tickets refunded. I think I will be patient and wait until June next year :)

I hope Katie is getting well soon!


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Blame it on the moon…

by Rob on

Now that it’s gone too far to call for a halt,
I’ll blame it on the moon
‘Cause it’s not my fault;
I didn’t think that this would happen so soon
So I’ll blame it on the moon

Tonight I was making a small walk to get some fresh air. It was raining a bit, so I was hiding in my coat…. but the temperature was nice, so I enjoyed my walk through the streets of Amsterdam. When I passed a bar somewhere I heard a song playing that was very familiar to me. It made me stand still for a moment and listen…
The last year was one with big changes…. as Katie Melua I blame it all on the moon, because it all just happened to me without that I really went for it. And it is way too late to step back. Now don’t get me wrong here, there is no wish, need or desire to step back… but I blame it on the moon!

I was happy to be free
Didn’t think I’d give myself so easily.

Not even a year ago I was happy to be free. I was quite convinced that I would be alone for the rest of my life… and that by choice. I felt good… independent and free. This was what I wanted.
And then suddenly… must have been on a moment I was not looking and my defense was low…. love stroke hard and swept me completely from my feet without be able to resist it in any way…. and oh, it feels so good… every day over and over.

And yet, I just have to look closely around me to see people who has been less luckily then me… as us.

Guilty feelings in the night
As I wonder is it wrong to feel so right.

(The song I am referring to is “Blame it on the moon” from Katie Melua’s album “Call off the search”)


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