Thursday, September 11, 2008

My emotional track record

My emotional track record is fairly well established.  I'm a greeter.  
Sob-stories on the X-Factor, the wedding scene in Father of the Bride, the bit at the end of the Undercover Millionaire when they hand over the money.  I've cried at them all.
But there are only 3 times that I can recall in my life when I've been moved to tears by music:
1. When John Squire played the opening chords of 'Waterfall' at his last gig before he left the Stone Roses at Wembley Arena.  We were supposed to be in some of the worst seats in the venue, but skipped into the VIP area, then managed to get into the crowd at the front, and got right up to the barrier. They started with 'I Wanna Be Adored', then did 'She Bangs the Drums', then 'Waterfall'.  I cried, and embraced the guy next to me, who was in an equally emotional state.  Greetin' and hugging strangers.  That was the 1990's for you.
2. When Sheena sang 'My love is like a red, red rose' at my wedding last year.  'Nuff said. 
3.  On Tuesday on the No. 5 bus going up Leith Street in Edinburgh at 7.30am on my way to work.  Listening  to Glasvegas sing 'Geraldine'. I have listened to nothing but their album for three days now, it is truly awesome.