Avicii

Oh my god, what’s going on?! When I read last night that Avicii had been found dead I was in shock. I couldn’t believe it. 28 years old. He had so much life ahead of him. His music was the soundtrack to my teenage years and my early twenties. When I was out clubbing in Stockholm in my wild party days, especially in the night club Rose, I still remember when they put on “Levels” and how the whole club went euphoric. Everyone was singing even though there were basically almost no lyrics in the song and dancing. It was an incredible moment and one I still remember to this day and I can truly feel that happiness whenever that song comes on. It really brings a smile to my face.

“Wake Me Up” we used to play during the summers in Spain during uni. Whenever I hear it, it takes me back to those gorgeous carefree hot summer days. I can almost feel the sun rays on my skin.

“I Could be the One” is just another incredible tune which makes me remember my uni days. Some amazing days.

These are only three of the many songs which I adore created by Avicii. Tim, you’ve created so many incredible songs to help me remember some of my happiest moments of my youth. I know it makes sound old but what I mean is, when these songs will come on in ten or twenty years time, these are the memories and feelings they’ll bring up. It’s incredible how music is so much more than the song, it’s the moments you listen to them. They help you remember, even when you thought you had forgotten. Music is one of the few ways I’ve actually been able to feel a memory and just a hint of the emotions you had in the moment they were played. It brings back so much to you, it’s like time machine.

Tim you left far too soon. I hope wherever you are you will continue to spread your music and your passion the way you did here with us. You will never be forgotten and we’ll continue to create beautiful memories to your songs in years to come.

Sorry I just had to write something because I find this incredibly sad and I can’t even imagine what his friends and family are going through finding out this news.

However, life goes on for the rest of us here. The sun is shining beautifully in Glasgow and today, despite the sad news, is still an exciting day because two teams from G5 are competing at Proving Grounds! It’s one of the UK’s biggest mixed pairs competitions and it’s just outside of Glasgow so very soon Carole, myself and Ellie (yes I managed to get my sister Ellie to come along!) are heading over to cheer on the teams competing for G5 but also support Stella who is MCing the event. It’s going to be so much fun watching her in action as well.

Time to get ready to get going, Carole is picking is up at nine. Have a lovely Sunday 🙂

 

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