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Hold Me - Teddy Beats and Mon Rovîa

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Hold Me - Teddy Beats and Mon Rovîa

To have and to hold. From this day forward. For better or for worse. For richer, for poorer. In sickness and in health. To love and to cherish. Until death do us part.

For where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God…

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 Everything is Alright - Neil and Adam

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Everything is Alright - Neil and Adam

It transpires that Everything Is Alright was actually recorded and performed by veteran St. Louis songwriting partnership Neil McCloskey and Adam Hilligardt, quite recently as it happens, in 2015. Its nimble-footed fusion of soul, pop, and soft-rock is the stuff of all those eighties life-affirming pop hits that made Hall and Oates the most successful pop duo in the world ever…

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Daughter - Ryan Cassata

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Daughter - Ryan Cassata

I read the news today. Oh boy!

About a lucky man who made the gr…

Actually, the news was about a father, arrested for killing his transgender son!

Just stop and think about that! Dad… intentionally… kills own son!…

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I Don’t Mind - Aaron Ward

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I Don’t Mind - Aaron Ward

She loads the CD. Puts on some relaxing music. We sit in silence for a few seconds. “Why are you here?” she gently asks. We look at each other for a moment. The moment becomes a longer moment. It’s an interview question. It’s how a lot of counselling sessions begin.

A clock ticks. It separates an infinite past from an infinite future…

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Sheffield - Karkosa

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Sheffield - Karkosa

When you’re in the moment. In that sweet spot between the future and the past. Between tomorrow and today. When you’re alive. When your body is electric. When sparks are arcing from your imagination like cartwheeling hallelujahs. Away, away into the ether…

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Miss Maggie May - The Garage Flowers

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Miss Maggie May - The Garage Flowers

Wake up Maggie. I think I’ve got something to say to you. 

A brand-new micawberish version of a Rod Stewart classic?

Nope... definitely not !

Anyone with the temerity to send us a song with MAGGIE MAY in the title is most likely looking to get a good journalistic kicking imho. Either that or they’re so precociously talented that they seriously don’t give a damn… 

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Scared of Being Alone - Rose Fall

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Scared of Being Alone - Rose Fall

Her heart stopped beating. She floated… just above the ground. She couldn’t look down, couldn’t move. Her entire life had been leading to this moment, and the moment swept away the past. There was only the future now. He was the future, and the future was professing his undying love…

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Alice Is In Love With The Mad Hatter - Luna Keller

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Alice Is In Love With The Mad Hatter - Luna Keller

Okay. Let’s get down this Rabbit Hole… 

Luna Keller is a singer/songwriter based in Tenerife. She’s quite possibly something of a child prodigy; writing her first song, a single chord symphony called ‘I can play E minor’ two days after 'borrowing' her dad’s guitar and just one day after learning her first chord - which my friend Sherlock strongly suspects just happened to be E minor…

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Lunch Break - Bléu

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Lunch Break - Bléu

I’d had MINOR SURGERY. I was prescribed CODEINE. These songs were my THOUGHTS and my DREAMS. My CODEINE DREAMS! 

Just wanna wake up to the sun shining thru my window, hear the wind blow, I just wanna see the light of day, see my kids grow…

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Colorado - Allison Leah

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Colorado - Allison Leah

Road Trip Anyone?

In a big country, dreams stay with you.
Like a lover's voice fires the mountainside.

… and The United States of America is a big country, a very big country indeed. And its size is frequently defined by… yes, the road trip…

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Surprised - Robert Maitland

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Surprised - Robert Maitland

Why did no one warn me musicals were so addictive?

It’s the weekend. I’m in the kitchen. I have some writing to finish. ‘Will you stop singing?’ my wife asks. ‘I’m working’ I say. ‘So, why are you singing then? It sounds like you’re killing the cat’. In the background, Dorothy’s following the yellow brick road at full tilt…

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I Am Not Afraid Of The Dark - Claudia Matthews

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I Am Not Afraid Of The Dark - Claudia Matthews

We’re not in Kansas anymore Toto

Dorothy. Toto. Together and afraid, lives in the balance. A twister’s on the rampage. They’re both swept off to the magical land of Oz. Dorothy gets new shoes, makes new friends, and has a bit of a run-in with a wizard. But hey, it’s only a film and everything turns out fine in the end…

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Light Shadow - SURfACE

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Light Shadow - SURfACE

A man and a woman, imprisoned in an abandoned flat set outside of time. They are far apart. Compelled by a strange force, they wander in search of its source. They find one another and their bodies touch. They find freedom together. They are each other’s light shadow, each a part of the other…

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Money - Illicit Ghost

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Money - Illicit Ghost

Dark Side Of The Moon. If that album hasn’t become a part of your life, has never reconciled you to your circumstances, brought harmony to your introspection, or just made you a better person, then you’ve probably been living in a parallel universe this last forty odd years or so…

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All My Friends Are Ice Queens - Fans Of Jimmy Century

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All My Friends Are Ice Queens - Fans Of Jimmy Century

I’ve lived a pretty staid life really; growing up in a regular family of two and a half children, with caring parents that kept us largely sheltered from the storm. Sure, we had concerns about the atomic bomb, the wrath of God, and all those pesky space alien abductions…

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Who Needs You - Loren Nine

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Who Needs You - Loren Nine

I remember the first time I heard Eva Cassidy. I know exactly where I was when I discovered Norah Jones, the road I was driving down when Melody Gardot commanded I pull over, and listen in hushed reverence…

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Anna - Antje Duvekot

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Anna - Antje Duvekot

You can keep your Beethovens, Bachs, and Bruckners, all your Bob Dylans, Bruce Springsteens, and  Billie Hallidays, cos when I go to my desert island this is the song I’m going with! 

My Great Gig In The Sky will begin with this tune…

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