New Music Fridays – 1st May 2020

New Music Fridays – 1st May 2020

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I’ve no idea how statistically popular my post was about new music last week, but I had a lot of fun writing it so I’m back again for round 2. This week, Kip Moore (pictured above) is back with his second single in as many weeks, Tide Lines have released their fifth single from ‘Eye of the Storm’, their second album which also comes out today and there are more hits from Green Day, Luke Combs and more. I’m afraid this week the Disappointments list is a little longer, but there’s still plenty to check out.

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New Music Fridays – 24th April 2020

New Music Fridays – 24th April 2020

I’m hoping (haha, we know how good I am at sticking to things…) that this blog post will become a more regular feature on here, sharing the new songs I’m loving each week. I love discovering new music and try and find it in different places, including blogs, so here goes!

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Lockdown Life – Learning to do what matters to you

Lockdown Life – Learning to do what matters to you

Hello! I say ‘I’ve finally got time to write again’ when we’re already 5 weeks into lockdown, but I guess it’s that I’ve got both time and inspiration again. Lockdown and this bizarre situation has also made me focus in on a couple of things too, which link hand in hand to form this blog post and the basis for new ones too.

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Seth Lakeman Live at The Minack Theatre – May 2019

Seth Lakeman Live at The Minack Theatre – May 2019

This post shows, that sometimes, everything falls into place for dreams to come true. Music has always been a big part of my family’s life, as I mentioned when writing about C2C Fest. Radio 2 was the soundtrack of my childhood. The radio was on far more in our house than the tele. We listened to it in the morning, Mum had it on all day so days off school meant I’d hear it all day time too, and then after watching some TV after school, the radio was put back on whilst we had dinner and more often than not stayed on in the evening too. When I was up in my room, I often had local radio or Radio 1 on instead.

That coupled to listening to various albums in the car and the good old days of downloading tracks off Limewire as a teenager, meant I listened to music a) all the time and b) from quite a lot of genres. Rock music was definitely a big part of my teenage years, but so was folk music. Mum and Dad are big folk fans and therefore the Radio 2 Folk Show was left on in the evening most weeks. Mike Harding’s dulcet tones introduced me to a wide range of artists. I got really into folk music for a few years between around 2008 and 2014 and have kept up with some of my favourites ever since (need to pay more attention now!) and one of my very favourite artists that pulled me in, in 2008 was Seth Lakeman.

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Why I’ll never give up my love of Rock Music from my teenage years

Why I’ll never give up my love of Rock Music from my teenage years

Music!

There’s something about music that’s so powerful, it touches nerves and makes you really truly feel, in a way unlike anything else. It’s a constant in my life and, obviously, in the lives of millions of others around the world. From it’s use in film scores to background music on hold lines, it gets into almost every nook and cranny of every day life and it’s something that has the power to completely transport you to a different place.

I’ve grown up with a wide ranging taste in music thanks to my parents. We listened to the radio far more than we watched TV and their choice of station was Radio 2 which gave a mix of both older and more current songs. We also listened to a lot of CDs and records, especially in the car and thanks to my Dad, Led Zeppelin IV and Rumours by Fleetwood Mac will always be two albums I hold extremely dearly in my heart. They remind me of long car journeys with my parents and my childhood.

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