My favourite album….

When it comes to music, I like quite a lot of different types of music. I like classical music, I’m a big Vivaldi fan, I know it’s not very original but ‘The Four Seasons’ is just awesome. I also like a bit of rock, Bush or Smashing Pumpkins (do they count as rock?) are always good. In the nineties I was a huge Blur fan, and I still enjoy their cheerful tunes. I have a real love for Acda en de Munnik, a Dutch duo whose lyrics are so clever and the melodies are great. I also like strong female voices like Whitney Houston. A woman with a guitar like Janis Ian or Jewel is always great. I guess my guilty pleasure would be the Dixie Chicks – ha ha who doesn’t love a bit of country music. Anyway, I could go on forever, but my all time favourite album is ‘August and everything after’ by the Counting Crows. Whether I’m happy or sad, there is always a song on there that enhances or matches my mood and his voice is just something special.

What is your favourite album? Or what type of music do you like?

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Play that funky music…..

One of the things I miss since having a baby is listening to music. I still listen to music, but in the times before baby I used to love doing my chores whilst listening to my ipod. Obviously this is out of the question with a toddler running around. But as the outside of the back of our house needed painting this weekend I saw my chance. I have to admit that my husband looked slightly surprised as I volunteered for this mind numbingly boring job. What he didn’t realise is that all I wanted was some undisturbed ipod time. It was lovely. I almost felt like my old self again, almost.

The following songs are some of the ones I enjoyed the most this afternoon (in no particular order):

1. Black – Pearl Jam
2. Secret Smile – Semisonic
3. Shoot the Moon – Norah Jones
4. Stopping the Love – KT Tunstall
5. Leven zonder angst – Brigitte Kaandorp (for the Dutchies among us)
6. Harder to breathe – Maroon 5
7. The lines of my earth – Sixpence none the richer

What songs do you like to listen to when doing chores or diy?

 

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