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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

30 Day Music Challenge, Day 06: A Song that Reminds Me of Somewhere

This is a no-brainer. Whenever I hear Nighwish's "Sacrament of Wilderness" I am reminded of home. I live in a rural, mountainous area surrounded by thick forests and abundant wildlife - and we get tons of snow. When the snow is gone, I spend quite a bit of time in the woods hiking, and I have also started foraging. Last year, as I picked huckleberries, I listened to this song a lot on my MP3 player, until I got concerned that a bear or cougar might come crashing out of the woods and I wouldn't be able to hear it! There is also a strong environmental message in this song that hits close to home, as this is an area very concerned about water conservation (we get our water for the year from our snow pack on the surrounding mountains) and there is a lot of logging activity here that scars the land with huge clear cuts.



I love how young everyone in the band looks in this video!

4 comments:

Hairul: The No 1 COB authority and expert said...

Holy shit, major shocker, NW early days, reminds me of 80's pop band ala Billy Idol Rebel Yell era.

Eric James said...

Wow, this video is so 90s! I love these old low production videos from a bands' early years! Nightwish looks so young indeed. Great song!

CanuckFan said...

Hairul: are you SERIOUS? :O Surely you jest!

Hairul: The No 1 COB authority and expert said...

Well apparently no jest, when I saw that vid, I was like am I watching a Billy Idol 80's gig, because of their get up and also Tarja's shocking short hair.