August

23 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.

Wild Horses

22 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 the playlists encouraged you to go out and buy albums, see concerts and support the artists who you came to love just from hearing a couple of their songs.

In the aeroplane over the sea

aeroplane

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 say i don’t love flying – i have the opposite sentiment actually. traveling is one of my favourite things in the entire world and the thought of getting on a plane to go somewhere anywhere always excites me… but i’m thankful for the soothing tunes that rescued me during that almost unbearable hour and a half.

Like A Dream

20 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 limbo thus causing me to hibernate in all areas of my life (including the blog, i do apologise for the state of things around here lately). consequently the daily soundtrack has been one of fuzzy contemplation. nothing too loud, nothing too upbeat. i kind of just want to switch off my computer, drink something warm and curl up on the couch.  maybe have a cuddle. read a book. sleep.

Through the Jungle

19 through the jungle

it’s a new month – music mix time. i know things have been kind of slow on the blog lately, but i’m totally blaming it on the mass of public holidays we’ve had around here. been having too much fun offline during the holiday time – as i’m sure is the case with many of you south africans. that’s actually why this mix is 2 days late. how embarrassing.

It was a good day

17 it was a good day

mid-month music mix is here. there’s no rhyme or reason to this one, just a bunch of tunes i have been enjoying & playing to death lately. i decided not to over think it this time round. truth.

R/MX

r:mx

perhaps you have noticed a common thread that pulls together most of the mixes so far… there is usually always a remix in there somewhere. i simply love them, and experience a serious thrill every time i discover one of my favourite artists has been remixed –  especially when it’s done in a creative way. i also find myself tolerating some commercial music that i wouldn’t usually listen to when it’s been treated to a great remix (ahem-britney spears-ahem)

Ships In The Night

17 ships in the night

hello again. you may have noticed things look pretty different around here… a redesign is almost as good as a holiday. almost. thanks for all those link recommendations, i have been making my way through them slowly but surely. i always appreciate it when people take the time to comment – it means a lot to me!

Formative Years

i have always been a music lover. i would often sit in the living room on my parents’ brown corduroy couches (yeah) listening to their old records and cds. when my older brothers weren’t around i’d sneak into their bedrooms and sample hits from the eighties (a-ha is still a favourite.)