All that I am, all that I ever was…

I am more than my mental health. I am more than my homelessness. I am more than any one aspect of me. I am Addy. And this is…


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Ten songs that make me happy…

On this first day of the Ten Times to Be Happy challenge, it’s all about music, and ten songs that make me happy. Enjoy!

~1~
Applejack | The Triangles
This song used to be played extensively on 3RRR, the radio station my girlfriend used to listen to whilst doing her morning yoga routine. Whenever it came on, a smile crept across my face as it was a beautifully catchy tune that had me grinning from ear to ear. A perfect way to wake up.

~2~
There She Goes My Beautiful World | Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Beloved by each of my voices, this song is a masterwork of happy inducing chemicals.

~3~
Holding Out For a Hero | Bonnie Tyler
One of my favourite songs of all time. I used to listen to it frequently whilst writing my novel ‘The Ghosts That Haunt Me’ and have an entire scene planned out to it for the movie version of said fictional work. A gloriously upbeat, happy making tune!

~4~
Diva’s Lament | from Spamalot
Never fails to make me laugh. One of my favorite musical numbers of all time.

~5~
Many of Horror | Biffy Clyro
This song reminds me of my friend Samantha, who passed away in December 2008.

~6~
Oops I Did It Again | Britney Spears
My official “Canada Adventure” anthem. I have danced on a podium to this song. I have performed a striptease to this song!

~7~
Hearts of Olden Glory | Runrig
My favourite song from my favourite musical group, and one that will forever remind me of Scotland; that beautiful, rugged land.

~8~
Weak in the Knees | Serena Ryder
My favourite song of all time. Enough said.

~9~
F**kin’ Perfect | P!nk
Everything about this song is perfect. It’s beat. It’s melody. It’s message. A fantastic piece of music.

and

~10~
The Doctor Who Theme | Ron Grainer
The greatest instrumental piece of music of all time. It always heralds fun, adventure and happiness.