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Stuck With You – Huey Lewis And The News

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Stuck With You – Huey Lewis And The News

Happy 2019!

My New Year’s Eve began by listening to an argument at the local mall. I was doing some last minute grocery shopping with my son. While choosing between the many orange juices the store had to offer, we found ourselves standing next to an elderly couple who were going at it full steam…

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HEL!INST.PETERSBURG – DJ Hollowbase

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HEL!INST.PETERSBURG – DJ Hollowbase

Have any of you ever tasted camel milk? Well, I have, while staying in Morocco a long time ago. 

Not aware of what it does to those unaccustomed to drinking it, I had a hefty dose of this beverage while shopping for a Persian rug in Casablanca. Some Swedish girls who were staying at the same hotel as I was recommended it to me, saying it gave you a bit of a buzz…

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North Star – Robb Murphy

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North Star – Robb Murphy

How do you know if you are in a relationship that’s right for you?

What are the indications of that?

How are you supposed to feel when you are with the right person?…

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Driving Home For Christmas – Chris Rea

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Driving Home For Christmas – Chris Rea

Are you happy?

It’s a question you are supposed to answer with an affirmative. Hence it’s a question I dread hearing. In fact, I always counter that question by asking for a definition of happiness. Usually, people change the subject quickly after that. I know it’s unfair of me but nobody likes wet blankets,..

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Melancholy – Sailor

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Melancholy – Sailor

Dreams are a funny thing. Very few of them actually come true. Yet we keep building new ones daily. We can’t help it, we need them. They are born from all our random feelings and thoughts and seem to appear just in time to heal our wounds of disappointment…

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Can't Be Seen - The Rolling Stones

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Can't Be Seen - The Rolling Stones

Well, office Christmas parties are just round the corner, which means that it’s a good week to talk about affairs. Yes, I know – Merry Christmas! Ho, ho, ho! But wait, it gets worse. Believe it or not, over here in Scandinavia some employers even send their employees on a two-day Christmas cruise – as if one night wouldn’t be enough to stray from the straight and narrow!..

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The Pimp And The Whore – Thunder

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The Pimp And The Whore – Thunder

Whenever I ask someone if they know a British hard-rock band called Thunder, they usually start humming the beginning of AC/DC’s ”Thunderstruck.” This is frustrating for three reasons. Firstly, ”Thunderstruck” is not exactly AC/DC’s finest hour; secondly, comparing AC/DC to Thunder is like comparing construction workers to architects…

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Effigy - The Impersonators

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Effigy - The Impersonators

The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear.
–    H.P. Lovecraft (one of the most significant 20th-century authors in the horror genre)

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year. I love the whole concept of it: the scary masks, haunted houses and trick-or-treaters. And then there are all these incredibly cool memories.

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Tears In Heaven – Eric Clapton

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Tears In Heaven – Eric Clapton

This week, I want to reveal to you my greatest fear. It’s that something bad will happen to my children. In fact, if I’m honest with you, as far as I’m concerned, no other fear comes even close. The thought of that is unbearable. I don’t know how people who lose their children ever recuperate. I would probably lose my mind…

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I Won't Back Down - Tom Petty

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I Won't Back Down - Tom Petty

This week, we will continue with the theme of fear. Last week was about the fear of the dark; this week we will talk about not letting your fears get the better of you. There are instances in life, when we must stand our ground regardless of how scared we are, instances when giving in is far worse that deciding not to back down come what may…

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Fear Of The Dark - Iron Maiden

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Fear Of The Dark - Iron Maiden

It’s about being scared but not really knowing what of. They say that everybody has a secret fear of something, they just don’t always know what it is – until it’s too late.

– Steve Harris (of Iron Maiden) on the song “Fear Of The Dark”…

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Altamont – The Modern World

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Altamont – The Modern World

The other day, I was watching a new TV series about separated couples who’ve been unsuccessful in signing the divorce papers. The basic idea of the show was that these individuals, some of them stuck in their own indecision for years, were bought together to work with therapists, social workers and lawyers to put it all to rest….

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I Don’t Wanna Know – Julian Lennon

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I Don’t Wanna Know – Julian Lennon

“If you give your trust to a person who does not deserve it, you actually give him the power to destroy you.”

- Khaled Saad

Do you trust your spouse? Is trust a given? How quickly and easily can it be lost? Can you ever really truly get it back once it’s gone?

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The Bar At The End Of The World – Poppet

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The Bar At The End Of The World – Poppet

I was told a few days ago by a considerably younger person that the world is a wonderful place. No sorry, she said that her world is a wonderful place, which I instantly found both slightly irritating as well as rather amusing…

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Green - Mars Motel

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Green - Mars Motel

Does it all end when we die? Or do we keep existing at some paranormal level, a level where we can see what’s happening to our loved ones although they cannot see us? Better yet, is it possible to check in on them in person every once in a while, appear to them behind the wall of sleep for instance?…

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When The Sun Explodes - The Muted

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When The Sun Explodes - The Muted

Make the most of life 'cause you never know
What's around the corner, everything could go
A fear, a fear of the unknown
Don't look behind, don't think ahead
You never know when it could be said
One day, everything could go away…

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The Last American – Ryan Culwell

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The Last American – Ryan Culwell

“All great change in America begins at the dinner table.”
–    President Ronald Reagan

And yet, talking to those closest to us can sometimes be very arduous, if not downright impossible…

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On The Door – Just Like Fruit

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On The Door – Just Like Fruit

You know sometimes you just make a hasty decision that you come to regret later when choosing songs to include in your blog or playlist. This is what happened to me when a Brighton-based rock’n’roll band Just Like Fruit sent me one of their songs, “On The Door.” I took a quick listen and passed on it but yet, for some strange reason, the song kept playing in my head. Weeks would go by and I’d decide to listen to the track again….

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I Don't Love You - Bullet Lane

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I Don't Love You - Bullet Lane

The only thing more unthinkable than leaving was staying; the only thing more impossible than staying was leaving. I didn't want to destroy anything or anybody. I just wanted to slip quietly out the back door, without causing any fuss or consequences, and then not stop running until I reached Greenland.

 ― Elizabeth Gilbert

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