Monthly Archives: January 2018

30 Day Song Challenge #8

Day 8: A song about drugs or alcohol. Anouk — Lovin’ Whiskey There’s tons of songs about drugs an/or alcohol, written from any angle. This one, a Rory Block cover, popped into my mind immediately.

30 Day Song Challenge #7

Day 7: a song to drive to. Keane — Somewhere Only We Know It is a well-known fact that I don’t have a drivers license. Not by some idealistic principle, but I never had the all-consuming need to obtain one. Under different stars, if I hadn’t moved to Amersfoort when I did and I’d been… Read more »

30 Day Song Challenge #6

Day 6: A song that makes you want to dance. Scissor Sisters — I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’ When I was sixteen or so, my mother insisted that ballroom dancing was a mandatory part of my upbringing. So I had lessons. I wasn’t very good at it, I didn’t really enjoy it, and despite having… Read more »

30 Day Song Challenge #5

Day 5: A song that needs to be played out loud. The Sisters of Mercy — Dominion/Mother Russia Being somewhat of a metal-head, there are loads of songs that need to be played loud. I chose this one, because the driving, mechanical, uncompromising pulse of Dr. Avalanche won’t really get to you unless it comes… Read more »

30 Day Song Challenge #4

Day 4: A song that reminds you of someone you’d rather forget. Iced Earth — Brainwashed This is a hard one. I must either be really fortunate, or so damn easy to get along with, that there are not many people I would wish to forget. Besides, unpleasant people are a good reminder of how… Read more »