ABC: Music (2011) – U

Music is very important to me. I like to surround myself with music throughout the day: when I wake up; when I’m on the road; when I’m eating; when friends are visiting; when I feel sad; when I feel happy. No moment is truly experienced without a certain ‘soundtrack’ to accompany it.
I can get quite attached to a song which creates two distinguished consequences:

1- I find it very difficult to share, for I consider it my song. As soon as others start to play the song the love can extinguished quite easily. Only the very best survive this challenge.
2- The song will be played over and over again until it has completely integrated with a certain moment in time. So the next time I hear it again it will take me back to that specific moment.

I try to learn myself that ‘not sharing the music’ is relentlessly selfish and very much not the point of what music is about. Music is about sharing and bringing people together. So therefore I decided to make a tribute to all the music that is or has been important to me. Hopefully it will inspire others to share their own personal music alphabet and to explore the musical sights that were off their map before.

U: Use Me (Holly Golightly)
So it’s been a while…after some hectic weeks in which I started an internship I’ve finally taken the time to sit down and write another post in my music project. A few years ago while trying to do some research on the music score of Breakfast at Tiffany’s I stumbled upon an artist who – not so accidentally- shared the same name as the protagonist of that particular movie. And when some time later a song of this artist was used in a certain commercial I decided it was time to get to know this lady a little better.

Holly Golightly has a really nice discography. Us Me isn’t her best song, but it is a good representative of the kind of music she makes, and fortunately it starts with the letter U. It has a strong guitar riff and there’s something very interesting about Holly Golightly’s voice. Paradoxically it has a boring disinterest to it that makes it so interesting. I can totally understand if people find it annoying, but I do not experience it as such myself.

I hope you can enjoy it too!


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