Music

Musical Notes: This is the Life (Amy Macdonald)

Always enjoy Scottish musician Amy Macdonald. Here is a wonderful orchestra-backed performance of her hit This is the life. Enjoy!

Faun’s latest delights…

…ah, what a feeling when you discover a band has released an album without you being aware of it (or rather, you weren’t aware there was one coming out and voila, you find it). It means it is a total surprise and you didn’t have to wait and wait.

Here is the new album from German band Faun. As the album name, Märchen & Mythen, suggests, their songs are fairy tale and myth themed.

I absolutely love the sound of Hagazussa:

This one, Seemann is also pretty cool (aren’t all of them though?):

Thalia is also lovely:

As always, happy listening. And for my favourite, head on here: Musical Notes: Federkleid (Faun)

Strictly goes Nostalgic…

How absolutely awesome was last night’s version of Pump up the Jam? I must admit, I tried to listen to the original 80s Technotronic piece that was all the rage back in my day…I just couldn’t. But oh that Strictly Come Dancing rendition is just perfect and made me all nostalgic. Alex and Neil…great dancing you two:

And for those who want to listen to the Technotronic version…here it is:

Musical Notes: A Trip down memory lane with Kim Wilde’s Cambodia

Wow…I’d totally forgotten about this one and then it just appeared on a vintage music channel. And bam! I remembered it…very fondly. It took me back to school days and the days of my father’s massive vinyl collection (although, to me, simply “records”). And finally, blaring in my car these days:

Gosh, how music videos have changed over the years. I honestly didn’t even realise they were made back then, so it is quite fun checking them out these days. Ah, the 80s…what great times!

Happy Listening.

Oh…and I came across her with Nena providing some more 80s nostalgia albeit with a more recent performance together..perfect to start this Friday:

 

Friday’s Drive Home with Natural…

…not much to be said but turn it up full blast and enjoy the drive on the highway home!

I thoroughly enjoy this one…Natural by Imagine Dragons. It also has some “sentimental value” with a very specific time/association in my life…you know, when a piece of music coincides with life and thus becoming forever intertwined?

(Video might be disturbing to some so maybe just listen)

Friday’s drive home with Danger Zone

This is such a wonderful song to just turn up the volume and put your foot down (ok, not really as speeding fines here are just way too expensive) driving home after a satisfying day at work. Gosh…I remember those days of Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer…how young they were (as were we). And Meg Ryan! You’ve got to love those 80s movies…

Well…moving along swiftly…here’s Kenny Loggins with Danger Zone: