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Only a few hours left of 2011 …

December 31st, 2011

It’s New Years Eve and I’m staying here at home (resolution for 2012: go partying again on NYE!!), so I’m not doing much. I’ll have a nice dinner and watch the Big Fat Quiz of the Year.

It was a great year for music, and a great year for some of my favourite bands, especially for Coldplay. Watching them headline Glastonbury was probably the greatest music moment for me this year.
So I’ll just leave you with this – a live version of Charlie Brown with footage from their Glasto set. See you next year!



xmas nails

December 26th, 2011

I’m not a big fan of glittery and shimmery nail polishes, nearly all of mine have a cream finish. But I thought I’d make an exception for Christmas, so this is what my nails looked like yesterday (and still do now). I really like it, reminds me of Christmas baubles :D

Happy Christmas…

December 24th, 2011

…to the two lovely souls who are reading this :D May that number be doubled by the end of next year :D

Anyway, let’s have some of my favourite Christmas songs and covers to celebrate!
Click for Youtube playlist

 

And the most wonderful of them all…

So so beautiful, especially this live version. Also check out the official video. The people on the boat are all members from Coldplaying.com :)

music moments 2010

December 18th, 2011

Wow, fourth Advent Sunday already! Let’s remember some moments from 2010 while it’s still “last year” …
(I know, I wanted to post that last Sunday, but I wasn’t at home.)

 


Muse covered AC/DC’s Back In Black with Nic Cester from Jet at the Big Day Out festival in Australia. Awesome performance, Matt could finally jump around for a whole song without having to sing =D Great to see them having so much fun together.

 


Oh look, it’s Muse again :D But wow, how epic is this.
First of all, it’s Glastonbury, the King of all festivals. And was its 40th birthday.
Muse were headlining and that must have been so strange for them, since the last time they headlined Glasto Dom’s father died shortly after their set.
And then U2 had to pull out because Bono had a back surgery and couldn’t perform. So much drama!
But Muse played a mind-blowing set – and they were joined by The Edge for a brilliant cover of U2′s classic anthem Where The Streets Have No Name. I remember watching the whole thing live on the internet and I nearly cried at that. Absolutely love it, from seeing everyone so happy to hearing the song in Matt’s voice.

 


I can’t believe I haven’t written anything about Ellie Goulding on this blog yet. For me she’s the greatest newcomer of the last few years, I love her.
Last year she recorded a cover of Elton John’s Your Song which was featured in the John Lewis Christmas advert. Love at first listen and love at first sight – beautiful cover, gorgeous video and an awesome advert.

if we could float away…

December 9th, 2011


I saw parts of Children In Need Rocks a few weeks ago, great show for a great cause. The donated money goes towards helping disadvantaged children in the UK.
See the video above – if you donate at least £5, you get to see the whole dressing room performance by Coldplay (and Snow Patrol, Elbow and seven others).
I thought it was high time I finally donated at least something to any good cause, so I tried it today (I thought it might not work since I’m not from the UK) – but donating via Paypal is possible, so it worked just fine :)

Love the performances of my two favourite bands, especially Coldplays. Looks just like the old days, the boys in their normal clothes (:D), their instruments and nothing else. Beautiful ♥

music moments 2009

December 4th, 2011

I keep this list of my favourite moments in music – like multiple bands playing together or someone doing a great cover. Anything special that gives me goosebumps.

So here are some videos from 2009, in chronological order.



Coldplay, The Killers, Bono and Gary Barlow playing All These Things That I’ve Done at a War Child gig – awesome to see all of them on a stage together! (even though Bono exaggerated a bit… oh well, it’s Bono.) Love it when Chris gives Gary Barlow the microphone :D I really really hope a pro recording of this is going to surface one day.



Snow Patrol headlined the V Festival in Chelmsford after Oasis pulled out last minute. Must be hard to play for a crowd that’s mostly there for Oasis… but Snow Patrol did such an awesome job, I don’t think anyone was dissapointed in the end. I listened to the whole concert live on the radio and I had shivers running down my spine when they covered Wonderwall and Champagne Supernova. Love love love it. And Gary, obviously :D (he wore the same t-shirt when I met him only three weeks before the festival, haha..)



Muse swapped instruments because they were forced to mime on an Italian TV show – by far the funniest moment =D Chris playing Matts Glitterati, Matt doing silly moves on the drums and Dom as the bass-playing singer, it’s hilarious. How they got through the whole song without cracking up is beyond me.



Glen Hansard, Damien Rice and friends busking in Dublin on Christmas Eve – wow. To actually be there and sing along with all these people would be the perfect Christmas. This is my favourite video of that evening, all of them singing Mic Christopher’s Hey Day. So much joy!

That’s it for 2009, moments from 2010 will follow next Sunday :)