Monthly Archives: January 2018

30 Day Song Challenge #13

Day 13: a song from the year you were born. Bruce Springsteen — Point Blank Happy birthday to me. Black Sabbath’s “Heaven and Hell” was a shoe-in for this category, until I realized that Bruce Springsteen’s The River also was released in 1980. Sure, “Point Blank” had been around for a couple of years by… Read more »

30 Day Song Challenge #12

Day 12: a song from your preteen years. Kinderen voor Kinderen — Ik ben toch zeker Sinterklaas niet As a kid, I was totally not that into music. The only things I can clearly remember listening to were typical kiddie-things like Kinderen voor Kinderen and Ministars. “Ik ben toch zeker Sinterklaas niet” is a stone-cold… Read more »

30 Day Song Challenge #11

Day 11: a song you never get tired of. Bonnie Tyler — Total Eclipse of the Heart “Total Eclipse of the Heart” is one of my all-time favorite songs. Despite having heard this song a gazillion times (in countless cover versions, in Dutch, Hungarian, Japanese, German, Portuguese, Russian, Finish, French, and Polish), I cannot ever… Read more »

30 Day Song Challenge #10

Day 10: a song that makes you sad. Dusty Springfield — Anyone Who Had a Heart On a nice summer morning many years ago, I was cycling to work. By the time I arrived, I was depressed as hell. The reason? I had been listening to a Dusty Springfield compilation. I love Dusty to bits,… Read more »

30 Day Song Challenge #9

Day 9: A song that makes you happy. BLØF — Beter Of course, there are loads of songs that make me happy. This song by BLØF — one of my favorite Dutch bands, although I lost them a bit after their In het midden van alles record — was a hit with me pretty much… Read more »