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?


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?