Thursday Song

Thirsty Seconds to Mars – echelon

This song was on the 2002 debut album of this American band. The album was self-titled. Great debut, I must say. By the way, the singer and main songwriter is actor Jared Leto.

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Wednesday Song

Weikie – raise our sunken ship

From the album with the same name (2012).

Weikie is a multi-instrumentalist, a creative mind and an extraordinary person. He is very clever, funny and gives great hugs, and great advice too. A special one who makes a special kind of music.

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A moment can’t outdo the ever. Adam Weikert (Weikie)

Tuesday Song

Michael Patrick Kelly – blurry eyes

From the album B.O.A.T.S. (2021)

This song grabbed me right unexpectedly in the feels. Beautiful lyrics.

Michael Patrick Kelly is quite known in Europe as part of the Kelly Family; back when he made music with his siblings, he used to be known as Paddy. When I was a teenage girl, most girls where in love with him. The entire celebrity thing became too much for the young man and he joined a monastery. But he comes from a musical family, it runs in his blood.

After several years he came back using his full name and becoming a successful solo artist.

Anyway… Beautiful song.

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Back to work today, after 11 days at home. I am torn about it. Worried, actually.

Monday Song

Sivert HΓΈyem – at our evening table

From the album “Endless Love” (2014)

Endless Love was this Norwegian’s fourth solo studio album. And it is awesome. But, I am biased. I love his voice.

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Song of the Day

Soen – River

Soen are a Swedish supergroup with member who played in notable metal and progressive bands.

The song “river” can be found on the band’s fourth album called “Lotus” (2019). An album that was well received by fans and critics alike.

I must say, when I heard Soen for the first time, I was immediately smitten. Their music is right up my alley. The above song is rather soft, almost like a ballad. But don’t be fooled, their genre is progressive metal for a reason.

Enjoy…

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If you are using Spotify, here is a playlist for you, one I listen a lot.

Sunday Song

Fink – perfect darkness

From the album of the same name (2011). Fink is Fin Greennall. He is a British musician, one of the few that sound better live than on studio LPs.

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Streaky day today. It was father’s day here. I worked a short afternoon shift with lots of work and I wrote a bit. No work tomorrow.

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Saturday Song

The million reasons – dizzy

The Chicago based band released this single in 2018. Truth be told, it’s the only song I know from this band, I did not do my usual research. One year ago, or more (?!) this song was a Spotify suggestion and ever since it sits in my playlist and I never once skipped it when it came on; and that’s a good sign.

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Enjoy a quiet Saturday

Friday Song

White Lies – as I try not to fall apart

From the forthcoming album with the same title. (So far, the release date is February 18th 2022). The above title was dropped 4 days ago.

On first listen, it is a bit dull, i think. But maybe it is one of those that need to grow on you.

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Lots of stuff today, but no work.

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New read: Thomas Harris. The Hannibal Lecter Collection.

Thursday Song

M83 – skin of the night

From the album “Saturdays = Youth” (2008)

I heard this song for the first time today and liked it instantly.

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I had a very very long day. And tonight, I had a drink. Yay me. I am stressed, I admit.

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Years ago, I received this:

T E Morris – Love Is A Bird To Carry Us (2014)

It’s a CD, the first of 250. I still love it. It is not just music, it is so much more… It is a piece of art.

https://temorris.bandcamp.com/track/mettle

Hopefully that link works… A very special song. For me it is.

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Another throwback:

https://micqu.org/2020/09/22/goodbye-anathema/

I am not sure if I ever shared anything like this before or after on this very blog. It is one of my favourite posts, and it is the most successful too. Spiked with music and little facts about me. That post… It matters.

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Tonight, my daughter asked about my CD collection. Everyone who knows me knows that once I get talking about it, i will not stop. There are many signed rarities that i love and I love to explain all about it. My charming daughter though is quite pragmatic. “I don’t care too much. I just want to know what is valuable and will sell well and what should be thrown out once you are gone.” I gulped in shock before i laughed out loud. Giulia is right… None of that will matter to anyone once I am gone.

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