Forward to the Past and Spotify Playlists!

4 11 2011

They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder – a fact that is certainly true when it comes to this blog. I miss having the time to put the effort in properly like I was able to do earlier this year. I do feel a bit guilty about fudging up the postaday challenge – hopefully next year they’ll repeat it, and I’ll be able to take another swing… something which is already a new years resolution…

In the mean time though, the best I can do is to try and capitalise on free time to make something of this blog again – which is what I’m doing whilst I have a few days off -Wahey!

A long time ago I mentioned about playlists using Spotify, but didn’t post up many due to the restricted access of spotify. Now it has launched state side and you can get onto the service for free (albeit limited) I’m going to go full steam ahead with the playlisting thing… So without further a do… I present to you Volume 1 of an ongoing series I’m calling A Musical Alphabet.

A Musical Alphabet Vol 1

Track Artist
Fascination Alphabeat
Mr. Pinstripe Suit Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Welcome Christina Aguilera
I Walk Beside You Dream Theater
No Stone Unturned Europe
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (Data Remix) Fredrika Stahl
Wake Me Up When September Ends Green Day
You Don’t Know My Mind Hugh Laurie
Baby Don’t Cry INXS
Empire State Of Mind JAY-Z
All These Things That I’ve Done The Killers
Possibility Lykke Li
Roll Away Your Stone Mumford & Sons
Life Is Life Noah And The Whale
Here It Goes Again OK Go
Romantic Type The Pigeon Detectives
Let Me Live – 2011 Remaster Queen
Oh What A World Rufus Wainwright
Affirmation Savage Garden
Hey, Soul Sister Train
Everything About You Ugly Kid Joe
Bitter Sweet Symphony The Verve
The Cross Within Temptation
Crystalised The xx
Death Of Samantha Yoko OnoPorcupine Tree
Gimme All Your Lovin’ ZZ Top

Get the playlist here: http://sharemyplaylists.com/a-musical-alphabet-volume-1

Some of these tracks have been featured previously on this blog whilst I was running my A Song A Day project earlier this year, some you may not have heard before — but I urge you to check this playlist out, as there is some great music inside.

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A Song A Day: May 8th – A Chinese on Sunday!

7 05 2011

Very late posting today, it’s been a busy day, so much so that I can’t believe it’s nearly 10pm! Time is short, I’m still here though. I promise! Thanks to Seycen also for giving me the blogging equivalent of the tapping the wrist for time gesture…

I watched a documentary on the Chinese pianist Lang Lang the other day and he played a beautiful rendition of the chinese piece, ‘Colourful Clouds Chasing The Moon’ – Sadly, I couldn’t find the exact performance, but I’ve tracked down the original piece. I’m seriously considering saving up and buying a pipa instrument to learn next.

I should have more time in the next few days to blog properly also!

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A Song A Day: Thursday 5th May –

5 05 2011

Just a quick post today because i’m nursing a bit of a cold and i’m actually typing this on my laptop from my bed! This song today is one that I’ve recently discovered and seem to have on repeat, a lot! – My God by Jethrol Tull

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Wordless Wednesday: 3rd May – Sentinel

4 05 2011





A Song A Day: May 3rd – Back to Skool…

3 05 2011

The reason why I’ve subtitled this post ‘back to skool’ is that today I begin the first day of my new job, back at the school I used to attend in the 90’s when I was only knee-high to a grasshopper! It’s a weird feeling. It adds to the theory that life goes in circles also. I suppose it’s like getting the book stamped. Studied there, check. Volunteered there, check. Working there, check!   *STAMP!* – I was having a little chuckle to myself getting my work clothes ready again, dubbing them ‘school trousers’ – I’m easily amused haha

But on a serious note, I don’t think I could be happier at the moment. I’m genuinely excited about the work and what I can do and acheive in the role for the school, parents, children and local council. I’m just super stoked. So this morning I’ll be leaving to walk to school once more. It’ll be one of the earliest starts for a while, not that I mind that, if anything. I’d rather be up early and working then sleeping in bed trying to find things to do. This could be the start of something pretty awesome.

So yes… how can I sum up my mood in music today… Simple…. See below :-P

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A Song A Day: May 2nd – Pizzicati Monday!

2 05 2011

Monday Morning Breakfast...

In something that has become an unplanned thing here on this blog, Monday seems to be a popular day for posting classical music. I’ve talked before here about how much I enjoy this genre of music, growing up with it somewhat. Whenever I post a classical piece on a Monday I aim to make it light hearted and happy. The kind of music which makes you feel good, makes you smile and puts you in a good mood.

I only learnt the name of today’s piece about 6 months ago, despite having heard it numerous times and always somehow managing to miss the name. I heard it on Classic FM and made sure I scribbled it down a post-it note; at last… I had it written down!! It’s called Pizzicati, composed by Delibes from the Sylvia Suite. Whilst that may not mean much to you… you will probably recognise it when you hear it.

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A Song A Day: May 1st – It’s Time To Agitate

1 05 2011

May? It’s May already? Blimmin’ heck time is moving fast. Seems like only yesterday I was setting up this blog and thinking about some of the music I’ll be able to post and the fun that I will no doubt be having… and still having! It’s nearly 6pm now as I’m sat here writing this, and earlier this year, and what feels like last week it’ll be pitch black outside and the night would of been settled in. I’m looking out my window and there is plenty of daylight, the trees are full of leaves and it’s summer is right around the corner. I’ve had a weird combination of cold and hayfever the past few days – it’s outstayed it’s welcome and I’m not a big fan of blocked noses, especially at night!!!

Anyway… I’m really looking forward to May because it’s when I start my new job! I’m going to be working at my local primary school one day a week – helping to keep their website ticking over. I’m super excited and greatful for the oppotunity.

I’m going to kick May off with some new music from a trio who go by the monkier ‘The Agitator’ – I’m not 100% sure what to class them as but alternative covers it some what. They’re very upfront and in your face… in a good way. It’s ‘no frills’ music. I’ve only heard a couple of tracks from them via spotify, but the one which has had me reaching for the replay button a-plenty is one track called ‘Give Me All That You Got!’

The song is an absolute stonker of a tune. Simple and minimalistic in design with just vocals and percussion. Rip-roaring it’s nature and instantly infectious. Derek, the singer has one meaty pair of lungs at his disposal and he chocks out his words with a stark and somewhat refreshing conviction. I really hope that this group takes off.

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