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Sweet Thing – Mick Jagger

16 June 2020

Even though I’m not a great fan of Jagger’s first two solo albums, Wandering Spirit released in the early nineties was a beautiful album…

In Small Things Forgotten – PilGrims In Progress

31 March 2020

Let me take you back in time…to the fall of 2014. I was participating in a BILC language-teaching seminar in Ellwangen, Germany. It was a great experience for me in more ways that one…

Broken Down Cowboy – John Fogerty

3 March 2020

I was trying to describe the complexity of life in an interview a while ago…I didn’t do very well. Truth be told, I’m not even sure why life is so complex. To be fair, I suppose for some it’s more complex than for others. For me it’s always been rather complex…

Someone I Knew – Gordon Haskell

28 January 2020

The concept of happiness, as perceived by the modern western society is simple: You get an education and a great job, after which you marry, buy a house, acquire two cars and have a few kids…

Christmas Is All Around Us – Billy Mack (Love Actually Soundtrack)

18 December 2019

I can see it like yesterday. My mom and dad in the kitchen preparing the Christmas dinner and us kids decorating the tree with grandma. It feels like it was yesterday but in reality, the image I have in my head is from thirty-five years ago. Those were happy times. It’s easy to be a kid, isn’t it? Everything is catered to you. You can just enjoy it all. They’ll tell you when it’s time to eat and when it’s time for presents. You just show up…

In the Dying Day – Apostle

11 December 2019

“In The Dying Day” is a wonderful pop tune by a very gifted British artist Apostle. His brilliant debut single “Dakota Thunder Rising” was featured on Music To Celebrate Life when it came out in January 2017. We also published a rather in-depth interview with him round about that time…

Love Thy Music Curator As Thyself

18 November 2019

Picture this, you are a young aspiring artist and you’ve just gotten your song back from mastering. Now, it’s time to unleash your music to the world so millions can hear it and be dazzled by it. You upload your tune on Spotify and Apple Music through TuneCore, CD Baby or some other aggregator. There’s only one problem. Nobody knows it’s there…

You Get So Alone Sometimes – HOAX

7 November 2019

Loneliness is an interesting thing. Over the years, I’ve come to understand that one can be alone in many different ways and equally, in many different situations. We usually associate loneliness with not having another individual close by physically, interpreting it therefore as isolation. However, the truth of the matter is that you can be surrounded by familiar faces and still feel alone…

I’m Ready – Simone Reyes

30 October 2019

I’m not a big fan of reality shows. I watch them if my kids have them on. Some of them are okay; most are not. I’ve always felt it hard enough to deal with my own reality – dealing with somebody else’s is a daunting thought. However, this is not to say I don’t enjoy other people’s version of reality, especially when it’s served in the form of brilliant lyrics,…

State Of Mind – DANSU

15 October 2019

According to their bio, “DANSU is an indie electro act from Amsterdam, whose neo-pop grooves are undeniably catchy yet refreshingly unpretentious”…