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Songs for The Long Ride Home

I know, we only reserve the lists for the weekend right? Well, the weekend comes early, as I, along with my favorite person in the whole wide world, go on an unprecendented 15+ hour trip to the land of our birth. It will be a trip to visit my dad, who's been in a 6...

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List Addicts Fridays: Two shows and a movie

This week's list will be a short one, though, with how much I ramble on, this post will probably be as long as my previous ones (or might even be longer). I'm actually making this list to get these songs out of my system, since I have a bad habit of listening to songs...

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List Addicts Fridays: The Electropop One Man Show

One of the best things that I like about the internet is that it's so easy to make your work accessible to a lot of people. Not only that, with a truckload of software applications being made to help produce your work of art, you'll require less time, effort and...

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List Addicts Fridays: My Top 5 Break-up Songs

What better way to let you in on my top 5 breakup songs than on the eve of Valentine's Day, which coincidentally falls on Friday the 13th. I know, Valentine's might be a nice red letter day for young lovers, or a special post Christmas holiday/pre-Easter chocolate...

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List Addict Fridays: Good Things Come in Pairs

As they say, good things come in pairs - in this case, it's good songs. The past week, I was contemplating on what my next list topic would be. I started off with one thing, but could only list up to two songs in my head that I thought was post worthy. How could just...

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List Addicts Fridays : Songs For Wooing the One You Love

This is just something off the top of my head: a regular weekly entry that I'm tentatively naming List Addicts Fridays (this might change, who knows?). I'm doing this so you guys know you've got something new to read every week and maybe have something to look forward...

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Site Updates and then some…

It's been a while since I put in an entry for site updates...and it's long overdue. Now, I can proudly say, all site features are fully functional. None of those messages to check this space in a couple of days . Nope! We've got brand spanking new things to explore -...

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Retro-pop in the year 2000

Good music will always have a way of coming back and reviving itself every couple of years in the form of remakes and samples. But what I like the most is not the occasional emergence of my favorite songs from the past (like the umpteenth remake of Cyndi Lauper's...

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It’s 2009 and I’m Stuck in 2007

It's the start of the new year and I've got this song stuck in my head. I'm thinking, this year is up to a great start. :)I was lamenting on how pathetic my database is, with just 50 or so odd artists listed, an occasionally updated blog, and some parts of the site...

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Five Songs to Ring in the New Year’s

Here it is - as expected, a New Year's countdown/list/recap. I'm not sure why, but people's obsession with lists seem to grow more stronger during this time - this unique time where the end and beginning meet.I was racking my brain on what to feature on this blog: The...

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A Sufjan Stevens Christmas Extravaganza

No one loves Christmas more than Sufjan Stevens. From 2001 to 2006 (with the exception of 2004, when he recorded his Illinois album) - Sufjan created Christmas albums, originally distributed among family and friends as Christmas gifts, complete with self-made album...

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Something for the kids

Actually this is just something for one kid - mine specifically. If you've checked out the About section of this magnificently glorious website, one of my inspirations in putting this up was my cutie-pie son Paolo, and his growing love for music. This is from a kid...

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Name that 80’s Saturday Morning Cartoon Reference

Somehow, the 80s revival is still in chic and it hasn't died down. We're still awash with 80's nostalgia, not just with music, but with 80s TV shows being made into movies ( The A-Team, 21 Jump Street). In pop music, Madonna could've ridden that wave if she could, but...

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Drunk whiteboy rap actually sounds cool

Jamie T's music is like listening to a British Jason Mraz ... in bizarro world. He's your edgy acoustic guitar act, who takes your favorite type of music to a different kind of level.'Calm Down Dearest' is not one his acoustic songs, but it's his take on rap with a...

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Turn the TV Off

Nothing sums up down and depressed better than the image of someone stuck on the sofa, eyes latched on to the tube, hugging a tub of ice cream and wearing yesterday's jammies. I don't know what it is with sofas and TVs, but they almost always get bad press when it...

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A Song for a Lazy Sunday Afternoon

I wish it was sunny outside instead of this mucky fall weather we're having. Nonetheless, it hasn't deterred me from thinking of nice lazy Sunday afternoons - where all you'll want to do is just sit back, relax, and do nothing. Lazy Sunday afternoons would be perfect...

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Weddings, Plane Flights and Possible Ménière’s disease

I caught up with the rest of my life the past few days: I attended my sister's wedding, traveled across the country by plane (2 planes in fact) and discovered I might have Ménière's disease. The wedding was an absolute blast. I hated the nauseating 8 hour plane...

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Mumm-ra, the everliving, writes a love song

If you haven't heard of Mumm-ra, there's very little chance you'll ever hear of them again since they've just recently disbanded. Which is a shame, since  a) they chose such a curious name - they would have easily captured the interest of people who grew up on...

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Let’s Celebrate the New Look with Some Shout Out Louds

If you guys haven't noticed yet...we've got a new look to the site :)I'd I've outdone myself this time (pats myself on the back). It looks pretty decent I might say. I did love the old shocking-red artist pages - though this I guess, is better for long usage without...

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I (heart) Figurine

I love The Postal Service. 'Be Still My Heart' was the first song that my son sang to. For a kid who seems like he doesn't care about the things around him - it was a real surprise to know that he liked this song enough to sing along to it. So, when I was through...

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A Summer Song in Fall

What better way to celebrate the first few weeks of fall than to introduce you guys with a summer song. It's not just any summer song. Peculiar as it is, it's a summer song that actually feels like fall - perhaps, almost wintry.When Michael Leviton strums his ukelele...

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Bring on the real fun, turn on the real drums, Johnny

Johnny Foreigner is noisy rock and roll, with whiny boy vocals, and a pinch of angry grrl power thrown in for good measure. 'Salt, Pepa and Spinderella' is not their noisiest offering, but it's a great introduction to a band that you could definitely get hooked on....

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Stuck in the 80’s

If you haven't guessed it yet, I am a big fan of 80's music. None was more delighted than me when the 80's revival came to the mainstream in the form of The Cure-like tunes from the Killers, Gwen Stefani's New Order inspired songs or just seeing the keytar played in...

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This might be, the best song to serenade a girl by

Forget about holding up your boom box to a girl's window with Peter Gabriel's 'In Your Eyes' blaring out the speakers, or getting the school marching band to play 'Can't Take My Eyes Off You' while you sing through the PA system from the football field bleachers. This...

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Absence makes the heart more kinky

To kick off my being active again in the Indie Music DB blogosphere - here I present a song I came across recently by a band in Liverpool called Hot Club de Paris. I'm not sure what it is with bands that have names of countries or places they don't come from - like...

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Almost Crimes

There's a distinct difference in loving music and loving playing music.Bands love music which is why they play their hearts out, but that's not the only thing that they love about it. A huge part is the exhilaration of striking that chord perfectly on your guitar or...

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Swedish Indie Pop fresh from the Post

Email actually. Imagine my surprise to get a nice treat in my inbox - fresh new songs! Sometimes you half expect to get some crappy samples from somebody, but this was anything but. I know, I said I rounded up my Swedish indie themed posts with Hello Saferide... but...

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On Friska Viljor’s Monday

This song just slays me. Whenever I hear it, I can't help but imagine a sleazy European guy hitting on some girl at a bar after geekily dancing to Numa-Numa. Don't let the visual image ruin this song for you though.  It's just my personal take on it - which...

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