Music of the Moment (September 2015)

It’s the final Thursday of the month and so it’s time to share some of my latest music favorites again. Most of these songs were released in the past 6 months or so. Meaning not all of these songs are super new per se, but I usually play catch up over summer, finding more music…

Tuned up Thursday: Music ABC – S

Today’s music post is venturing into known waters again for me. Each song listed here has been a favorite for years. There is only one song that was released in the new millennium on here, so we are going back in time a good deal again. Let’s see what another dive into the depths of…

Tuned up Thursday: Music of the Moment (August 2015)

It’s spanking new music time! I FINALLY had time during my vacation to sort through my gathering of indie playlists again. I had 3 months worth of new music which had piled up during my super hectic end of the school year time, my absence due to my vacation and then some. So this list…

Tuned up Thursday: Songs of the Week #15

I’m a little late to the party for today’s post, but I wasn’t able to write the blog post yesterday. I spent a good few hours upgrading my laptop to the new Windows 10 and so I wasn’t able to use my laptop for a while. And that left me with too little time to…

Tuned up Thursday: Music ABC – R

I am a person with a very random taste in music and I share that randomness with you in these monthly posts. Today we are looking at the letter R of my Music ABC of all time music favorites. I have little bit of 90s nostalgia for you, an actress who ended up being quite…

Tuned up Thursday: What I listened to in my teens #2

Since music is such a personal thing, I love sharing some of my old favorite songs and give you an insight into my music tastes and share something about myself at the same time. I already did one last November, and now I have another 10 songs to share. Alanis Morissette – Joining You I…

Tuned up Thursday: Music of the Moment (July 2015)

It’s nearing the end of July already and that means it’s time for me to share my monthly music favorites with you again. I wasn’t sure whether I should wait with this another week, but then I found so many songs I liked, that I figured I had gathered enough music to share with you…

Tuned up Thursday: Songs of the week #14

So much music, only so much time to listen to it all. And even less time (and space) to post it all on here. It’s only natural then that a lot of tracks that I end up selecting for my shortlist end up slipping through the net and would never see the light of day,…

Tuned up Thursday: Summer songs

It’s summer! And that means it’s time for summery music too of course. From easy chillwave tracks to fun sing-a-long songs: I have gathered 10 songs for you that I am digging for the summer time. I hope you enjoy, give them a listen and check out my older blog posts too at the end…

Tuned up Thursday: Music ABC – Q

The letter Q, not an easy one to find many songs for. That’s why this is a bit of a mish mesh of different songs. None of these songs are necessarily life long favorites, but they just sound nice. From tango music all the way to French chansons: like always I’m taking you on a…

Tuned up Thursday: Music of the Moment (June 2015)

After skipping April and bringing back this post in full swing in May, it is again back in June, but not without difficulty. I have had so little time to actually be listening to music, yet again, that most of the picks I am showing you today are a) not that new and b) very…

Top 5 sappy love songs

You’d Think That People Would Have Had Enough Of Silly Love Songs. But I Look Around Me And I See It Isn’t So. Some People Wanna Fill The World With Silly Love Songs. And What’s Wrong With That? That’s what Paul McCartney and the Wings in the 70s. I love me some silly love songs….

Tuned up Thursday: Songs of the Week #13

YAY for new music! These past few weeks I made a few new discoveries again and dug some older tracks. Rather than wait to post about them in my monthly Music of the Moment overview, I decided to share them again with you. Here’s 5 songs I’ve been digging. Bent Knee – Sunshine As sweet…

Tuned Up Thursday: Music ABC – P

A new month = a new letter of the alphabet. In other words, a new letter in the alphabet of my music favorites. Today’s letter is the P and I have again a little bit of everything, as you should know by now. From The Beatles, to Radiohead, singer-songwriter Kate Nash and 80s poppy new…

Tuned up Thursday: Music of the Moment (May 2015)

Whoopsie daisy! I completely forgot to gather my April music favorites last month. Unfortunately I hadn’t had much time to find many new songs as I was so busy and this month I only just managed. So today’s list is again a random gathering of indie finds, without too much explanation. This list was compiled…

Tuned up Thursday: Songs of the Week #12

I have a couple of random favorites that I gathered from my more recent music endeavors. In April all I had time for was to listen to albums that I bought in the past few weeks as so many new things had been coming out. I am slowly making my way back to my indie…

Tuned up Thursday: My mid-naughties emo rock phase

That myself and music go way way back is no secret, but I thought it was high time to delve into the depths of my music collection and to unfurl the treasures or yore. By that I mean that I do not necessarily still listen to these songs, but there most certainly was a time…

Tuned up Thursday: Music ABC – O

Time for delving into my music collection again! Today it’s time for the letter O in my Music ABC. And where O may not be a letter for which you can easily drum up a few favorites, I found it easy enough to find 5 songs that I can listen to over and over again….

Newly purchased music

As you may know, I still buy music. Not online, but in physical stores. Actual CDs and records. CDs mostly though, and these past few months I took home quite a few new releases and some things that I already knew I’d like. Then Record Store Day happened and I also picked up a few…

My current work out playlist

For the past few weeks I’ve been doing a good job getting myself to the gym and clocking in some serious workouts. One of my workouts consists of weight lifting and core exercises followed by some stretching. It’s the only workout I do that does not involved a class or group of people and so…

How to discover new music

If you know me or been reading my blog for some time, you may have noticed that on Thursday I post two blogs instead of one. And the second one of the day is always about music. Most of it indie. Most of it by bands that I know many people haven’t heard of, let…

Tuned up Thursday: Songs of the Week #11

I have a few more songs for you that have been slipping under my radar. But some of them are still good enough to be sharing on here. So these are some indie music finds that I have heard and loved for various reasons. Just give them a listen and let me know what you…

Tuned up Thursday: Music ABC – N

Time to dig through the vaults of my music collection again and come up with some of my all time favorite songs. There are quite a few songs in here today that are quite new. Only one, true golden oldie and then there’s some classic 90s R&B for you to swoon by. I hope you…

Tuned up Thursday: Music of the Moment (March 2015)

Final Thursday of the month, means it’s time for me to be sharing some of my favorite new discoveries. I had a hard time compiling a list again. I did have time to go through all of the playlists from February and March, but I hadn’t had enough time to listen to it all. So…

Tuned up Thursday: Happy songs

Spring = time for happy songs! Happy songs and lazy music. I went through my A-Z playlist and searched for songs that make me happy. I already made a post a few months back with some happy songs to cure those winter blues, so have a look there as well because I tried not to…

Tuned up Thursday: 2015 live shows

I needed some inspiration for my music posts as I hadn’t been able to collect enough songs for a Songs of the Week article this month. Instead I figured: why not write an article about the concerts I have been to so far and will be attending? So today I am sharing that with you…

Tuned up Thursday: Music ABC – M

It’s Thursday afternoon, which means it’s time for my weekly music post. Since it’s the first Thursday of the month I am bringing you another post with some of my all time favorite songs. This time, they all start with the letter M. Be prepared to sit down and listen to some indie surfer music,…

Tuned up Thursday: Music of the Moment (February 2015)

It’s that time of the month again: the time where I share my top music picks that are newest to me. These songs were all released within the past 6 months or so and feature a range of different music. Most of it is indie (as always), but it ranges from catchy pop tunes, to…

Tuned up Thursday: What I listened to in college

This last November, I posted what I listened to in my teens. Where my teens were marked by music that was mostly hot on the charts, during my college days I started exploring music, approaching it from different angles and thus discovering music in all its variety. As a student, I listened to debut albums…

Tuned up Thursday: Songs of the Week #10

Yay! Songs of the Week is back, and this installment features a few songs that are brand new to me. Yes, you heard that right I got my hands on some new music again. And where these songs may not be hot off the press, I am thoroughly enjoying them. I got them through my…

Tuned up Thursday: Music ABC – L

Tuned up Thursday is back again with another installment of my Music ABC. Today I’m sharing some of my favorite songs starting with the letter L. I’m going to take your from 80s pop to 60 Rock N Roll and from smooth voiced R&B to grimy blues and dance. As you may already know, my…

Tuned up Thursday: Music of the Moment (January 2015)

It’s the final Thursday of the month, so it’s time for a round up of what new songs I’ve been listening this month. Unfortunately none of today’s songs are very new. I got backlogged over Christmas sorting through my music to build new playlists and didn’t have time to check out anything released in the…

Tuned up Thursday: Summer tunes to beat the winter blues

January may be my least favorite month of the year. I’m always jampacked with work, it’s dark and dreary and I usually get sick (like clockwork, I was sick last week). If I were to suffer from any form of winter depression, it happens to me in January. But music can lift my spirits like…

Tuned up Thursday: Music ABC – K

New year, new music. As we speak I am still making my way through piles and piles of end of year lists, so I’m sure that shortly I will have a post for you with some new gems that have hit the airwaves. For today, we’re going to stick some older songs. One of them…

2014 favorites: music

Boxing Day! Woohoo. Which means you made it through Christmas Day and with that it’s time to do a bit of round up of the year. Like every year, and almost every other blogger out there, I will be sharing my 2014 favorites with you. To start things off I’m sharing my 2014 music faves…

My favorite Christmas songs

I have this rule that I will not listen to Christmas music until a week before Christmas. And today is that day! So, I thought, what better time to share with you 10 of my favorite Christmas tracks. I don’t like too many of them, but I have a few that bring back fond memories…

Tuned up Thursday: Songs of the Week #9

I only have 4 songs this time. Not because there isn’t anything good out there, but because I’m in desperate need of some new music. I just haven’t had the time to sort through playlists again. And so I’m stuck with listening to those things I already know. Nothing really stood out recently, apart from…

Tuned up Thursday: Music ABC – J

We’re making slow and steady process with the Music ABC. Today it’s the letter J, which means we’re nearing the halfway point. Since I’m only doing one post a month though, it is going to take some time until I can finish it off. In any case, this post will give you 5 of my…

Tuned up Thurday: Music of the Moment (November 2014)

The end of November is near and so I need to share with you some of my latest musical discoveries. I spent all summer finding new playlists and it has taken some time to go through all that. I only got my hands on some new music a few weeks ago and so there are…

Tuned up Thursday: What I listened to in my teens

Nothing is as fickle as your music taste. At least mine is. What I like now is a far cry from what I liked when I first started listening to music myself. I am a 90s kid and I was a teenager between the mid 90s and the early 2000s. Pop music was at the…

Tuned up Thursday: songs of the week #8

Another 5 songs that I don’t know how else I would be able to share them with you. Most of them are new-ish. But either they aren’t by indie artists, by an artist I have been mentioned WAY too often or by some old loves. Hence, they do not qualify for a Music of the…

Tuned up Thursday: music albums for fall

When the weather takes a turn for the worse, or if the days are getting a little gloomy, I tend to listen to even more music then I normally do. I don’t know if that’s even possible, but somehow I squeeze in more time to just sit around with a cup of tea and listen…

Tuned up Thursday: Music ABC – I

Are you ready for some golden oldies sprinkled with a hint of new time mesmerizing vocals? Then stay tuned, because today I’ll be sharing with you my 5 favorite songs starting with the letter I. And for some reason most of them predate my own date of birth. Hear Rod Stewart’s rendition of I Know…

Tuned up Thursday: Music of the Moment (October 2014)

It’s nearing the end of the month again and that means that this week it’s time for another Music of the Moment. I will be sharing with you my favorite music picks that I discovered this month. All of them are indie and the result of my massive music scavenging efforts over summer. Aerials –…

Tuned up Thursday: Guilty pleasures

Guilty pleasures. Those songs you listen to that you know you probably shouldn’t like, for whatever reason, but which you end up giving a spin every so often. Now I am never one to think I shouldn’t listen to something. Just like I don’t care about what I read and watch, if I enjoy it,…

Tuned up Thursday: songs of the week #7

Thursday. Music time! This week I’m sharing a couple of songs that have me turning up the speakers ever so slightly again. Some of these are brand new songs by artists I’m just getting into. But there is also a golden oldie from the 60s, a recent favorite and tracks by two bands who I’ve…

Tuned up Thursday: Music ABC – H

Whooptidoo! It’s time for Tuned up Thursday. It’s the beginning of a new month so that means we’re continuing a delve into some of my music memories or any songs in general that I just like, or have somehow left a mark on me in the past. Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite…

Tuned up Thursday: Music of the Moment (September 2014)

It’s the end of the month and so we have come to the point where we do our monthly round up. On Sunday I’ll be giving you the round up of my beauty and lifestyle favorites. But right now I’m taking you into my monthly music favorites. These are all newly music discoveries I made…

Tuned up Thursday: Songs of the Week #6

It’s time to get back to our musical program. This week I have 5 songs for you that I have been listening to quite a lot. Some of them are quite new, some of them are quite old. Some of them are super popular, some of them you may have never heard before. In any…

Tuned up Thursday: Music when you’re feeling bad

Music has helped me get through plenty of bad moments and by now I have quite the playlist of songs that I can put on whenever I’m feeling out of sorts. Whether I’m feeling sad, tired, stressed or am simply in the mood for some music that makes me feel good, there’s always a song…