Beatenberg

couldn’t find a great pic of them so i just made this up continuing with my music sharing, i thought i’d introduce you to Beatenberg – a band from good ol’ Cape Town, South Africa. if you’re a local you have probably heard of these guys and may have been…

First Aid Kit

i thought i’d try to talk about music more regularly on here, instead of just resorting to the music mixes every month. here’s someone you need to listen to – First Aid Kit. their new album The Lion’s Roar was released a couple of weeks ago. these photos were taken by Neil Krug, a fantastic photographer…

30 this will be our year

This Will Be Our Year

hey, it’s a music mix. happy friday! this will be our year. playlist: the shins – simple song miniature tigers – boomerang summer camp – down citizens! – true romance (gigamesh remix) ladyhawke – black, white & blue papa – i am the lion king (st. lucia remix) of montreal…

29 butter your popcorn

Butter Your Popcorn

i have a special treat for you. truth is it’s a special treat for me too. i have been nagging my boyfriend to make an extra special funk music mix for the blog for some time now. when i say nagging i mean, i make him coffee and shower him…

28 six months in a leaky boat

Six Months In A Leaky Boat

i’ve been wanting to make the guest music mixes a more regular thing, and couldn’t think of a better way to kick that off than this playlist from my new friend Nick. he played it in the car when we were driving around cape town on one of those perfect almost-summer…

Sunlight On Your Eyelids

go find a grassy knoll somewhere and listen to this with your eyes closed. Sunlight on your eyelids. playlist: Rostam – Wood Netherlands – Something or Nothing Simon & Garfunkel – The Sound of Silence (T2MM edit) Tennis – Origins Emil & Friends – Prescriptions White Denim – No Real Reason Fanfarlo…

26 girls

Girls

in august i sent out an email to some of my girl blogger pals asking them to contribute one of their favourite songs to a collaborative music mix. we are all busy ladies, which explains why this mix is only surfacing now, but i’m glad it finally is because it’s…

25 electric spring

Electric Spring

it is the first of september, which in south africa is traditionally spring day. well, spring day usually doesn’t fail to be delightfully miserable weather wise as far as my memory serves… probably due to the fact that the seasons only turn on 23 september this year (the spring equinox,…

Decorated Playlists

okay, it’s official, i have found my favourite website in the world. Simon Foster is a designer and former DJ who has rolled his love of design and music into the magically epic Decorated Playlists. i have already made my way through Run For Cover Part One and Part Two featuring cover songs…

23 august

August

is it just me or is 2011 turning out to be the fastest moving year in living memory? AUGUST already! … here’s a new music mix to calm you down. August. playlist: Air Review – Waiting Lessons Typhoon – Summer Home Gotye ft. Kimbra – Somebody that I used to…

22 wild horses

Wild Horses

i have to thank everyone for all your wonderful emails, comments and tweets in the past month regarding the music mixes. i didn’t realise how much they meant to so many of you (a fact that makes my heart explode in double rainbows) and i’m really happy to know that…

This is not a music mix

in lieu of the fact that the music mixes are currently on hiatus i thought it would be a good idea to share some tunes with you that have been making my happy lately. nothing new here though, folks. i’ve only been entertaining the oldies. PS: i can’t believe i haven’t…

Gregory Euclide & Bon Iver

i’ve been holding out on listening to the new Bon Iver album because i’ve been hearing so much about it online and fear a bit of a build up / let down situation. the same thing happens when i constantly hear about an amazing film, then usually end up only seeing it…

aeroplane

In the aeroplane over the sea

i once had an awful time on a flight from bloemfontein to cape town (which is, luckily, a pretty short route) and the only thing that got me through it was listening to sufjan stevens with my head resting on the window, staring out at the clouds. that’s not to…

20 like a dream

Like A Dream

hey, what’s this? a mid-week mini music mix – that’s what! i don’t know what it is with this time of year, but these weird autumnal months before true winter arrives always fly past my eyes and feel… well… kind of dreamy. as if my brain has gone into a state of…