Songs of the Moment

Today we are doing a casual blog and I am sharing a few songs I have been listening to. Just a handful of tunes that I have been enjoying that I would like to share with you. Nothing too complicated, just a few fun tunes to enjoy in these dark December days. What have you…

Music Collection

A music collection? Yes, a music collection. Before makeup, before shoes, before books, my first love was and has always been music. It is my longest running collection and I thought it would be fun (and definitely something different!) to share it with you. So that is what today’s video is all about. A bit…

Music ABC 2.0

Since October was one of the worst months for reading again this year, I figured than instead of a post about books, I could share some music with you again. The other week I finally went through my playlists and added tons of new songs, which inspired me to create a new Music ABC playlist….

R&B tunes that melt my heart

It’s been ages since I last posted a blog on music, but my love for music has never wavered. I have just felt greatly uninspired by what’s out there. I am still trying to find new music, but pickings are scarce and it feels like I have heard everything before. Which is why, recently, I…

10 tracks perfect for spring

It’s spring! And with that comes music! I selected 10 songs that completely give me that spring time feeling. Most of these I’ve already featured on here before, but it doesn’t hurt to share your favorites now does it?! Leave a comment down below with your favorite spring songs! Janelle Monae – Dance Apocalyptic

Bands @ Best Kept Secret I hope to see

Tomorrow will see the beginning of Best Kept Secret festival. And I’m going! It will be my second time and I’m fully prepared. I have a tent, a matte and a sleeping bag, so I’m all set for 3 days of sun, fun and music. Because music is the reason I’m going. Here are my…

Tuned up Thursday: Music ABC – G

Remember that I like an array of different music? Well today’s post will proof just that. From a golden oldie, to elektro house, commercial dance, singer songwriter and one of the best tracks from one of the best albums ever made, this post showcases a neat division of the type of music I listen to….

Music ABC – B

To get through the entire alphabet (and numbers) I’m gonna have to make 27 of these posts. That means, that even if I were to post one of these every single week, it would take me at least 6 months to get through. And since I also want to do my songs of the week…

Music ABC – A

I had been considering sharing my all time favorite songs with you, but since there are so many, I never knew how to format it. Then, I came across a blog randomly (I forgot which one) where the owner went through her favorite music according to the alphabet. Not by artist, no by song. And…

Song(s) of the week #1

Music is one thing that literally makes my world go round, so when it comes to daily posts, I’ve decided that music needs a regular spot on the blog. My aim is to have a music related blog post once a week. Where I already have a regular blog post entitled Music of the Moment,…

My favorite Backstreet Boys songs

Let’s take a break from all the indie music that usually makes up my music related posts. Let’s have a look at some of my favorite songs by a group who played a major role in my life for more than 13 years. I’m taking about Backstreet Boys of course. When you’ve been a fan…

New albums I’ve been loving

It’s been a while since I’ve actually written anything on music on here. My last post featured albums from 2013 that I found needed a bit more love. But since the new year began, plenty of music has been released already. I bought a few albums in the past few weeks and so far I’ve…

2013 albums still worth a listen

Every year so much new music is released and there are always a few things that slip through my fingers. Add in the fact that some albums are released so late in the year that I hardly have a chance to listen to them and every January I find myself thinking: hey this album is…

Favorites of 2013: Music

2013 has not been a good year for me when it comes to music. It’s not that nothing good came out, on the contrary. I just didn’t have enough time to enjoy it all. I went to just a handful of concerts this year and have yet to sort through 1000 songs which I’ve downloaded…

My votes for end of year music lists

Another music related bonus post this week! I have been voting up a storm for the end of year lists which are going round and I thought I’d share two of them: song of the year 2013 by 3voor12 and the Top2000 of Radio 2. Both are Dutch contests and I thought it would be…

Summer Music Festivals: Rock Werchter & Pukkelpop

To get the ultimate summer feeling all one has to do is visit a music festival. Provided the weather is nice, it simply doesn’t get better than lying in a grassy field while listening to some great music. I went to my first multi-day festival last year and liked it so much that I went…

Bands I hope to see at Pukkelpop

Pukkelpop is a Belgian music festival that I went to last year as well. That was my first ever summer music festival that lasted more than just a day. I had been to my fair share of concerts, but music festivals were not so much my thing. Music however is, so it was only a…

My summer jam: Bibio – Silver Wilkinson

You probably know how I love to discover new music and today I would like to share with you music by one particular artist that instantly makes your day a little bit brighter and summer just a tad nearer. I present to you: Bibio. I have been purchasing quite a few CDs these past few…

Rediscovered favorite songs

These past week I’ve been too busy to get a good grasp of any of the new music that has been coming out. I haven’t checked any of my trusty indieplaylists since late March and to be honest: I haven’t felt like it one bit. What I tend to do when I am feeling a…

Old House Music

Let’s talk music again shall we. If you read my blogs than you will know that I’m mostly digging folky/ bluesy indierock bands or loopy indiepop with the occasional singer/songwriter thrown in the mix. Apart from that I also dig 80s new wave, 60s beat music, 70s rock, Motown, doo wop, 90s bubble gum pop,…

Road Trip Music

I love listening to music while I’m on the go, but some music just makes for a better travel companion than others. This post is on my top picks of songs that make me want to hit up highways in a car with an open top. It just makes me wish that I actually had…

Shuffle Your Playlist

A few weeks ago, Janske posted a blog where she had randomly posted 10 songs. These 10 songs had been picked by her Ipod while on shuffle and she got quite a few songs that she actually didn’t listen to much at this moment. Currently, I am working my way through the 2888 songs on…

Upcoming concerts

Recently I have been planning a bunch of concerts again. I haven’t been going much in the past year or so as I didn’t really have the time or because nothing fun was coming my way. Now, however, I have found a bunch of cool concerts to go to and I would like to share…

Cool band: Bravestation

Today I would like to talk music again. I know I’ve said this before, but what usually happens to me is that I will be listening to a song for a while and then suddenly I’ll hear a song by the same band, like it too and end up looking into more stuff. That is…

SXSW – Free songs

On March 13th one of the largest music festivals in the world, SXSW, started again. As a musician it’s an honor to play there and many artists get picked up by record companies and the like. It is a very versatile festival with not only indie artists, but also some hip hop and dance oriented…

Happy song

Don’t you just love songs that make you happy? You know the ones that just put a smile on your face? Yep, those are the ones I’m talking about. The song that currently does this for me is Don McLean’s American Pie. I know that this song is about death and an by gone era…

Cool Band: The Joy Formidable

Just the other day I realized how I have a few songs by The Joy Formidable floating around some of my playlists and then I noticed how I like every single one of those songs. That is why I would like to introduce you to: The Joy Formidable. The Joy Formidable are by no means…

Current Favorite Songs January 2012

It’s been A-G-E-S since I last wrote a blog on my current favorite songs. The main reason for it being that I hadn’t been able to sort through my newly downloaded songs due to time constraints. Sure I wrote about a few bits and bobs here and there, but I hadn’t gone over my trusty…

Music to dance to

A little over a month ago I wrote a post about my favorite work out songs. Since I dance and generally work out to music there are plenty of songs that I could list here. However, these are the last two songs I’ve been dancing to at dance class and I’ve had both on repeat…

Favorite work out songs

You will never find me working out on a treadmill or anything like that. I have tried it, did some elliptical and rowing machines but as enthusiastic as I might be about it for about a week, that’s how much I hate it later on. Regular gym routines are not for me, which is why…

Current favorite artist: James Vincent McMorrow

Every 2-3 months I will fall in love with one particular artist and I will rave about that band/ musician/ whatever until I find something new. Raves of the past year have been I Blame Coco, Warpain, Pete & the Pirates, Bobby Long and now there’s James Vincent McMorrow. Quite a mouth full, but some…

My Perfect Sunday

Today is the last day of my vacation and so it’s the final day of doing absolutely nothing. Well, nothing, I will be attending a b-day later today, so in that sense today is NOT the perfect Sunday. My perfect Sunday usually entails doing nothing in particular. It’s my self-pronounced lazy day and I make…

How do I stay focused

With a busy life like mine, you have to stay focus. You lose focus and things will not work out. It’s not only important to focus on what you have to do and when, but it’s also important to focus on the task at hand. Here’s how I organize my busy life and stay focused!…

Hilarious video: Ok Go & the Muppets

To stick to today’s youtube theme I present you with a quick little post that had me laughing my socks off. “It makes me happy to introduce to you….” OK Go & the Muppets: You know, those guys on the tread mills & the hilarious Jim Henderson puppets. Make sure you watch until the end….

Youtube.com/music

That’s right. Youtube now has a special page promoting music. And I say it was about time. For ages the website has been blocking music in several countries, but finally they seem to understand that people don’t just use youtube to watch videos of people acting stupid. No, plenty of people (like me) use the…

SOTD: Laura Marling – Sophia

As the 30 Day Song Challenge is now over (everyone: aaaaaaawwwwwwwwww) I will resort back to posting songs that I am loving at the moment: my Song of the Day (SOTD). Here’s the first one of I’m sure a long session to come. Yesterday I found out that Laura Marling will be releasing a new…

10 Favorite Summer Songs

With the weather slowly heating up to subtropical temperatures, I figured it would be time to share with you my 10 favorite summer songs. Here are some songs, most fairly new, that will be spicing up my summer. What are yours? (in no particular order) 01. Saxon Shore – Sustained Combustion 02. Toro Y Moi…

Record Store Day

Today is Record Store Day! What?! Yes, Record Store Day. If this would be an official holiday it would most certainly be my favorite holiday of the year. Today is the day where we celebrate the existence of independent record stores that go beyond the main stream. Think: indie bands, lots of vinyl and instore…

My Favorite Britney Spears Songs

No, this is not a joke. I am actually posting a blog on Britney Spears songs. Say what you like about Brit Brit. Yes she went bonkers a few years ago but who can blame her? If you go to youtube and see how the paparazzi hunted and haunted her you just feel sorry for…

Spinner.com – Free SXSW songs

Spinner.com is a website which I check quite often to see what’s new in music. One of their exclusive features is a free daily MP3 download of mostly upcoming indie bands. I was checking the site out the other day and found they now have a 3 part download up for 140 songs by bands…

I Can’t Stop Raving…

You read that right. I thought it would be time again for a music related post. If you read some earlier posts on this blog, you will have found blogs on mostly indie bands and some new folk artists, as well as my favorite dance tracks,  cover songs and songs that match my mood. What…

My favorite cover songs

You know what they say about cover songs: they never beat the original. Well, except for a few cases then. Some covers are simply better than the original and here are a few of my favorites. First up is 311 – Love Song. This song is originally by The Cure and in itself 100% awesome….

Latest addition to my music collection: I Blame Coco

On Sunday I went to my local record store again to buy a few CDs. I had already come across a stray song by I Blame Coco and loved it, so I was stoked when I found her album The Constant in my store and decided to buy it. I Blame Coco is an indie…

Fun song: April Smith & the Great Picture Show – Colors

Just a fun pick me up song that just makes me smile whenever I hear it. Live: Lyrics: You’ve been far away from me another land across the sea all this time my heart’s been breaking just waiting round and aching for a letter or a telegram telling me how sweet i am swear your…

Song: Marc Broussard – Home

Last night, for the second week in a row, my dance teacher taught us a song to the following song: Isn’t that the most awesome song ever? A bit of country, with an awesome thick beat and simple guitar chords. This is my new favorite dance routine as well as the song to totally let…

Some new music I’ve been enjoying

As some of you may know I’ve been trying to update & reorganize my music collection for the past couple of days. As of yet, I’m still not done with that. It takes a while when you have many songs and I hate doing anything half-assed, so that’s why it’s taking some time to get…

CD Review: Peter Broderick – How They Are

Seems like I’m already sticking to one new year’s resolution: discovering more great new music! I bought the CD in 2010 (namely on Friday) but didn’t have chance to listen to it until yesterday. So really it counts as a new discovery in 2011. I bought this CD based merely on the description that hung…

Radio Top 2000

Yes, it’s that time of year again: the only week in the year I listen to the radio. Why would I suddenly listen to the radio? Because as of Christmas Day till New Year’s Eve, a Dutch radio station lists the 2000 best songs of all time: the Radio Top 2000. The tradition started in…

Top 25 Songs of 2010

So two weeks ago I posted my favorite CDs of 2010. I think it is only fair to also list my favorite songs of 2010. There may be a bit of an overlap in this, since some of my favorite songs most likely featured on some of my favorite albums. Also, some of these songs may have…

Cool website: La Blogotheque feat. The Take-Away Shows

Long time no post. I know I know. I’ve been sick for the past week and when you’re sick one doesn’t feel like blogging. It’s not like I was doing anything exciting to be posting about anywayz. Last night, however, I finally felt up to scouring the Internet once again and Lo and Behold what…