*48* music Friday

This song always makes me think of sunshine and hazy, carefree, warm days… we’re not quite there yet… but there’s hope! wish you all a sunny weekend.

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*44* music Friday

Something a little different… a little bit poetry, a little bit music… I was introduced to Kate Tempest during a lecture this week on poetry slams and music poetry… enlightening and inspiring… Kate Tempest is an English spoken word performer, poet, recording artist, novelist and playwright. In 2013, she won the Ted Hughes Award for her work Brand […]

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*39* music Friday

International Women’s day. March 8th. Its story is fascinating, and I suggest you read it here. The UN began celebrating the International Day in 1975, which was designated International Women’s Year. Over the decades it has morphed from recognizing the achievements of women to becoming a rallying point to build support for women’s rights and participation, […]

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*35* music Friday

Wasn’t sure what song to pick this morning so I scrolled through my Shazam list and this one popped up… haven’t heard it in a while so… here it is. Enjoy! Wish you all a fabulous weekend.

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*21* music Friday

Something totally new for me. Lately I’ve been exploring – because shamefully it does feel like a world away from me – hip hop music and culture. Fascinating. I had always dismissed it but I guess I finally learned that it’s stupid to dismiss something without knowing anything about it… so… This song … I’m […]

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*11* music Friday

The sun has just broken through the clouds, so now this song doesn’t seem so topical anymore… but it remains beautiful and I hope you’ll like it too: Dar Williams: The beauty of the rain… Happy Friday.

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*4* music Friday

First ‘music Friday’ of the year… it’s only right that I play you one of my favourite songs ever. By the best. By The Boss… Wonderful. I’ve had this album since 1985. I remember cycling to the other side of the river to this tiny, dark, narrow and long record store full of music I […]

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– 2018/199 – music Friday

They did it their magnificent way… My tree is arriving today. Can’t wait. I might be the only one here… I live with a bunch of Scrooges, didn’t you know?

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– 2018/195 – 48 years of books (1970)

A slipping down life (by Anne Tyler) Anne Tyler always gets to me.  I read quite a few of her novels and at some point there’s always a line, a sentence that just cuts through you and plunges you into the book so that when you read the last page you feel dazed and confused […]

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– 2018/192 – music Friday

… and breath… inhale tomorrow…. exhale yesterday… …this motherhood stuff sure is complicated sometimes…   If you try to protect them… you’re a fun-sponge, if you let them be… you’re ignoring them.  You need to be ‘there’ but not ‘there there’.  It’s high diplomacy, iron fist in velvet glove, it’s heart breaking and life affirming […]

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