Day three of resting up and I must say I’m already finding it difficult to sit still. I guess that’s part of the whole living alone thing: no matter how many times your doctor expressively tells you to take it easy and you go ‘ok, ok. I will, jeez’, there’s always this small part in my brain that immediately starts planning all the things I could do while I’m at home. I’m trying to take his advice to heart, though, and while I HAVE actually decluttered a couple of shelves and closets (while sitting down most of the time, props to me), I did try to take it easy and rest up properly for the rest of these past couple of days. The best soundtrack for that, in my humble opinion? Definitely film scores, so I’ve rounded up a couple of favourites (from an immense playlist, believe me) that always, always leave me absolutely breathless every time I listen to them, and decided to share those with you today. The goal is definitely to update this playlist as - blogging - time goes by, but let’s just start with these ten beauties, shall we?
Ho ho ho, daar! Zo even snel tussen de laatste loodjes opkuis van een superfijn Kerstfeestje met een bende oud-leidsters van de Chiro gisterenavond, én een namiddagje werk in de winkel (waar ik alweer gebombardeerd ga worden met de slechtste versies van Kerstliedjes die je je maar kan voorstellen): mijn favoriete Christmas nummers samen gezwierd in een playlist die al enkele jaren meegaat, en mijn absolute top tien. Hopelijk zorgt die ook bij jullie voor een sfeervolle Kerstavond vandaag!
That’s right, ‘van de week’ en niet ‘of the week’. Ik blog weer even in mijn eigen taal. Waarom en voor hoe lang? Wel, van zodra ik dat zelf volledig heb uitgedokterd doe ik dat vast wel nog eens uit de doeken in een andere blogpost, maar laat ons nu vooral focussen op die favoriete nummers van de week. (Bijna) niets nieuws, wél persoonlijke, tijdloze klassiekers aangezien ik ook op de radio niets anders gehoord heb deze week. En ook vooral omdat: that’s the way, aha aha, I like it. 🤷🏻♀️
Don't you just love it when a song hits you right in the feels? Stabs you in the heart, moves you to tears, whether it's because it's about something sad and recognisable or it's just plain and simple, incredibly pretty? Well, I do. I find there's something so comforting about listening to such songs, and I always feel sort of like I'm the happiest I can get; blissfully lost in the moment in which I hear them, either singing along, sitting in my favourite chair with a book in my lap, doing the dishes or even swaying across my living room. I love these 'life is good' moments so much that I decided to start on a playlist that features the songs that move me in that way. And what better day than Sunday to start sharing those with you?
A well-known fact about me: I love 'old' music more than I love any recently released records. I can't help it, the music was just so much better in the good old days. For the most part, anyway. Because as I was compiling this playlist and looking up songs that were released in my birth year (because it's my birthday tomorrow, peeps, hurrah!), I came across some cheesy, poppy-ass songs that were so iconic I couldn't help but include them. So, without further ado and no additional blah-blah whatsoever; my 1989 playlist. Filled with personal favourites, spiked with iconic pop songs, and at the end the cheesiest MF you've ever heard. Enjoy!
It has come to my attention that I haven't been sharing as much music with you as I used to, and since there's really not a day in my life that goes by without some tunes I decided to call this baby into life. Playlist of the week, the title couldn't give away much more: weekly favourites, all sorts, no boundaries. Well, Spotify boundaries, actually, so having it installed on your laptop/phone/whichever tune carrier is a plus! Here goes.
It seems like ages ago since my last On Repeat post, which is quite strange as I'm that kind of person that has music on almost all of the time. I do tend to reach for the same albums or songs whenever I start doing some work, however, and this album is one of my go-to soundtracks whenever I need to get stuff done.
Today's On Repeat is not just one song, but an entire album and one I grew up with. Throwing Copper is Live's second album and the first to lead to mainstream success. While I'm not really that fond of their later music, this one has really stuck, making its occasional way onto my iPod. It always reminds of older days, where my parents used to play this one over and over again, subconsciously printing it in my head as an album I would happily look back on. My favourite songs and a link to the album are right underneath!
Well, today is the day! I picked this afternoon to start the annual Spring Cleaning and spent the morning putting together my favourite songs for a soundtrack full of encouragement. Want to know what's in it? Just read on below!