Thursday, August 22, 2013

Musical greetings for Armitage Day

Although this blog's main preoccupation is my favourite actor, Richard Armitage, the second most interest (if you go by the tag cloud on the right sidebar) is music.  So I thought it would make sense to have a musical birthday celebration of his favourite bands.

Awhile ago I was reading a post over at Ancient Armitage (one of the newer blogs I've discovered thanks to Servetus @ Me + Richard Armitage) where Obscura (the blogger) discusses an interview where Richard names a few bands he likes.
The interview is by Aubry D'Arminio from 2008, so his musical tastes have undoubtedly changed since then.
What’s your favorite music group? At the moment I’m really into Coldplay just because that last album was so good. But I’m really into Keane and Radiohead. The Feeling are great at the moment, I really like that band.
I have previously posted quite a large collection of RA fanvids done to Coldplay songs.  I was thrilled to find them, as I really love that band's sound.  But I was not as familiar with the other two groups mentioned.  So, of course I needed to see if there were any fanvids set to those band's tunes!

Bingo! Lovely fanvidders never disappoint me. I especially love the lyric to the following song "You Don't See Me" which seems appropriate to this fandom:

Oh, truly we are a fortunate few, who turn on your axis, revolve around you
Read more: Keane - You Don't See Me Lyrics | MetroLyrics 

Richard Armitage Fan Video / by Luigina Ongarato
music by Keane: "You Don't See Me"

The lyrics to this next Keane song are so heartfelt and seem somehow very appropriate for RA.

Hamburg Song /by Luigina Ongarato

And here is the only fanvid I could find with a song by Radiohead.

Guy/Marian Exit Music Robin Hood fan video / by tsora17
Radiohead : Exit Music (For a Film)

Also I am glad he mentioned the name of the band The Feeling because (I'd never heard of them and) they were responsible for the song, Fill My Little World, which was the song they played right after Harry Kennedy and Geraldine Granger said their vows at the end of The Vicar of Dibley!

Here is a link to a clip, (I believe it will start at the beginning of the song).
The Feeling, Fill My Little World (The Vicar of Dibley)
If you wish to watch more of that clip just start it back at the beginning.

In one of his many interviews after the success of The Hobbit movie, Richard Armitage happened to mention that he enjoyed the music of Goyte.  How excited he must have been to be one of the presenters at Australia's Aria Awards where he was able to hand over the Best Pop Release to none other than Goyte!

ARIA Awards 2012 - Best Pop Release - Gotye / video by Bccmee

Last month fanvidder candy varty put Goyte's big hit together with some clips of RA's interviews and here is what she came up with!

Richard Armitage Fanvid ~Somebody That I Used To Know / by candy varty

I really appreciate all the fanvidders out there.  I hope everyone enjoyed Armitage Day.  I have only watched 2 new birthday videos so far and they are both excellent!  In case you missed it - this was a fabulous birthday surprise.... Bccmee is back!!  Check out her fabulous video here!


Faboamanto said...

Phyllis, I love your RA birthday post. Helped me discover several videos. I love the one with Hamburg Song. And I definitely didn't know about the VoD song and the video. Song fits perfectly.
I'm sure RA had and is having a fabulous Birthday!

Perry said...

This was great Phylly. I'm going to find out more about these groups. I love The Hamburg Song.

Gratiana Lovelace said...

This is fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Oh Phylly, it has taken me this long to find you, even after you have commented a good few times on my *ooof*s. Apologies. I blame blogspot for that - it's slightly difficult to follow cross-platform. In any case, I'll try and keep up to date from now on.
As regards the music post: BRILLIANT!!! Just what I wanted and needed. I had asked somewhere for a comprehensive list of RA's known music recommendations, and there you are, embedded videos and all. - By and large I like RA's choice (in a lot of ways similar to my taste in music), but some stuff... weeeeeell ;-) Anyway, there were some vids here that I had hitherto not seen, so thanks for all that.

bccmee said...

It's gReAt to see everyone's videos! Thanks very much for mentioning my birthday fanvid too! Much appreciated. Now I'm going to watch your recommendations again.

Phylly3 said...

Yes, I love The Hamburg Song very much! I am constantly amazed by the cool stuff I stumble upon when I start researching something!

Phylly3 said...

Thanks for visiting and commenting. Usually I include links to info. about the bands. If I didn't I must have been rushed so I will probably go back soon and add them in.

Phylly3 said...

Why thanks so much! I am happy if you enjoyed it. :)

Phylly3 said...

Well hello there! Yes, I know what you mean about Blogger and Wordpress not always getting along. I feel out of it sometimes because so many RA bloggers have gravitated towards wordpress.
You can sign up with Goggle+ or find me on Facebook. There is also a spot to follow me by email.
Glad to have you on board! :)

Phylly3 said...

I am so pleased that you have surfaced again for this momentous occasion! Your video was such a treat! Thanks so much for stopping by. :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this fanvideo selection, I'd never seen any of them! And reading your post I knew the wonderful news of Bccmee's return! :)

Anonymous said...

Super videos! What a lovely birthday gift. And, yes, The hamburg Song is my favourite, too. :D

Phylly3 said...

Oh that is good that my link to Bccmee's video was helpful! No one should miss seeing it! S glad to help. :)

Phylly3 said...

Hi fitzg!
I hope everyone who likes the videos will click on the Youtube link and leave a comment for the vidder. I know it is such a thrill to get comments from viewers. :)