Sunday, November 15, 2015

Tip#905: Follow Your Dream, Part 2 – Mr. Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne & ELO

“It was just the best fun you could ever have and get paid for it and all.” 
Mr. Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne & ELO (2012)

On November 13, 2015 it felt like Christmas came early with the release of ELO’s first album in almost 15 years called Alone In The Universe. The Electric Light Orchestra have been my favourite band since high school and their cinematic strings sound and Beatlesque pop melodies inspired the creativity of my illustrations, music and songs. They also got me through some dark times. Listening to this new music triggered many happy nostalgic feelings from high school in the late 70’s!

The autobiographical first song called When I was a Boy has a heartfelt music video showing ELO leader Jeff Lynne growing up from boyhood with his dream of wanting to play guitar and perform. You see scenes representing his group ELO and then as a member of the Traveling Wilburys. Watch it now and let it rekindle your inner child dreams! See: music video

And when you learn more of how Lynne made bigger dreams come true by working with his idols like the Beatles then you’ll get inspired to know that anything is possible when you follow your heart and passions. Lynne’s achievements and career is astonishing and inspirational!

Mr. Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne & ELO (2012)

The music documentary, Mr. Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne & ELO, is about singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Jeff Lynne the creative force behind the Electric Light Orchestra and a multitude of rock legends. You will see a portrait of a man who followed his dream, continuing to have a long, successful career at age 68 and created a dream home where each room is a recording area. See: film trailer 

On top of his success with the Electric Light Orchestra, Lynne worked with his all-time favourite musicians Roy Orbison, Del Shannon and George Harrison that led to the other Beatles Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney. In 2008 Lynne was instrumental in producing the Beatles songs Free as a Bird and Real Love from an old cassette recording of John Lennon and the other members performing on top. Lynne has ultimately created a life full of music and joy from following his passion. See music video: Free as a Bird

Inspiring Themes:
• Passion
• Perseverance
• Creative Spirit
• Power of Music
• Having a Vision
• Following a Dream
• Supportive Relationships

Can you imagine meeting and working with people you’ve been inspired by growing up? Can you imagine following your childhood dreams and making them a reality? Be inspired today by your own role-models and the people that inspire your mind and heart to do what brings you the most joy!

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Tip#905: Follow Your Dream, Part 2 – Mr. Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne & ELO
Tip#596: Smile, Part 1 - Jeff Lynne of ELO - Modern Times (1936)


Remember How Movies Can Help You: 
A) Entertain & Escape 
B) Re-energize & Release 
C) Insights, Inspiration & Epiphanies

Emmanuel Lopez-Motivatorman
Motivational Speaker & Resilience Expert
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