Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Earworm of the day: Thursday’s Child by David Bowie

Monday, April 8th, 2013

YouTube Preview ImageMy favorite CD right now is Best of Bowie. There are about 10 songs among the 20 on it that I could enter here as an earworm, but I have decided for Thursday’s Child. It’s one of those sneakily catchy songs that appear rather unspectacular when you listen to them, then grab you and don’t let go for the next 48 hours.

What are your favorite David Bowie songs?

- Rike Horstmann

Great Songs, Weird Videos

Thursday, April 4th, 2013


The MTV era saw the rise of some tryly funky music videos. One of my favorites is Tom Petty’s Don’t Come Around Here No More. As you can see below, the video tells a truly unusual tale.

Earworm of the day: Let the River Run by Carly Simon

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

YouTube Preview ImageLet the River Run is an old favorite. I also love the movie from whose soundtrack it is, Working Girl. The song gets me into an upbeat mood, so it’s ideal for phases with lots of work (but a weekend on the horizon).

- Rike Horstmann

Touching Moments

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

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A friend sent me this link (scroll to bottom of screen) of a video which contains the song played above. I fell in love with the music. I must have watched the video half a dozen times. The song expresses so completely the love you can feel for someone – a baby, a special needs child, a patient with Alzheimers – who might not always be able to show love back. The love is always there, though, and I thought the song and pictures captured that fact beautifully.

What moment touched your heart this week?

- Maggie AAR

Earworm of the Day – I Could Be Nothing (Great Lake Swimmers)

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

“Hauntingly beautiful” and “banjo music” are not phrases that normally go together in my mind, but for this song by the Great Lake Swimmers, they truly do. The music, the imagery, all of it lingers in the mind long after the last note dies. Enjoy!

– Lynn Spencer

Earworm of the Day – Dance Me to the End of Love (The Civil Wars)

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

It seems like the songs which get stuck in my head rank among the world’s most annoying. So, when something as hauntingly gorgeous as this rendition of Dance Me to the End of Love lodges itself in my brain, I just have to share. I’ve heard other versions of this song, but I think I’m liking The Civil Wars’ take on it the best. Enjoy!

Earworm of the day: Chile lindo by Omara Portuondo

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

YouTube Preview ImageI love Omara Portuondo’s CD Dos Gardenias, from which this version of Chile lindo is taken. My favorite song on it is actually Gracias a la vida, but as I was unable to find a decent-sounding version on YouTube, and Chile lindo comes a close second, here it is!

I understand very little Spanish, so I don’t understand the text. But I love the music, the voice and the rendering of the song.

What songs in the Spanish language do you like especially?

- Rike Horstmann

Grammy Nominees

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Here are the nominated songs of the year, several which have been featured before on the blog. Of course you know that I love Kelly Clarkson’s Stronger. And Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me is a definite ear worm but then again so is the anthem, We Are Young by Fun. Which is your favorite?

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Earworm of the day: Calling on Mary by Aimee Mann

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

YouTube Preview ImageOnce December comes round, I take my Christmas CDs down from the shelves and delve in. One More Drifter in the Snow by Aimee Mann is a firm favorite, and I can listen to it for hours (preferably while baking cookies, but doing some other works is just fine as well). Calling on Mary is the last song on the CD, but there are many others on it that I really like.

What do you listen to just before Christmas?

- Rike Horstmann

Catch My Breath

Friday, November 30th, 2012

New song by Kelly Clarkson – enjoy!