Saturday, July 1, 2017

Swinging Saturdays #68: Australian Singer-songwriters

Swinging saturdays is a musical meme hosted by Ice Cold Passion, to share our passion for music. The goal is to make a top 5 (or Top 10) for whatever genre or artist you like or get creative and share a theme based music top 5. For example a bookish soundtrack, funny songs, song to listen to on a rainy day top 5.
It is summer here in the Netherlands and of course it is raining. I want the sun, so I thought I would at least give you guys a little bit of sunshine by giving you some music from the most sunny place in the world: Australia. Even though I know it is winter over there, it still couldn't be as bad as the lack of sun we are getting this moment. Today I have some great music lined up for you from the other end of t world, I hope you enjoy it.

Keith Urban ~ Better Life

I think Keith might be the biggest country star Australia has ever had, but correct me if I am wrong. At least he is the most handsome of them all, such a pleasure for a single girl to look at. (sorry, I can't help myself sometimes). I used to listen to this song at lot when I was in Canada, good memories.


Coby Grant ~ Naive

Back in 2015 I took my mom an stepdad to see the Pierce Brothers in Tivoli, Utrecht. Colby Grant was the support act, we did not know what to expect but it was very beautiful, reminded me of Kate Nash. So I bought her cd at the show, and ofcourse it is also signed! You can find a picture of it on my instagram account icecoldpassion


Xavier Rudd ~ Spirit Bird

What I like most about Xavier's music is his incredible voice, it is so wonderful. The music is very quiet but hits you right to the core, that makes it so great. I love listening to this kind of music when I write, or have to concentrate on work. It is calming, relaxing.


Vance Joy ~ Riptide

The Ikea song, that is what it is famous for, still I can put it on repeat any day, any time and scream: "Lady running down to the riptide, taken away to the dark side."

The Pierce Brothers ~ Golden Times

Let me show you, exactly how these guys started out, in Australia in the streets of Melbourne, just doing their thing. Selling their records for whatever the crowd wants to pay for it. I will tell you a bit more about them in August, when I am going to see them live again for the second time at Tivoli, Utrecht.

Which great Australian artists did I miss?
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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Swinging Saturdays #67 Pedro Pico Pop 2017

Swinging saturdays is a musical meme hosted by Ice Cold Passion, to share our passion for music. The goal is to make a top 5 (or Top 10) for whatever genre or artist you like or get creative and share a theme based music top 5. For example a bookish soundtrack, funny songs, song to listen to on a rainy day top 5.


Today I am going to Pedro Pico Pop, last year was the first time I went and I have enjoyed it very much so I decided to go this year as well. Tickets are only 19 euro's so that was not really a reason not to go. And this year we got a nice treat!

The Animals are playing, one of my favourite rock n roll bands of all time. I have been in love with House of the Rising Sun for ages, which was by far their biggest hit. It turns out that their less famous work is awesome as well, it is one of those bands that is always on my car's playlist.  In today I am going to tell you which bands I will definitely be checking out today.


Mozes and the Firstborn ~ I Got Skills

This is a Dutch band I have been following for a long time, "I Got Skills" is the first song I ever heard, and it is goooood. It always puts a smile on my face.


Money & The Man ~ Once I Was A Man

Did I ever discuss DeWolff with you guys? I can't remember I think "Don't You Go Up The Sky" was in one of my Swinging Saturdays post. Remind me to do a spotlight on them will you. Money and the Man fits in the same category music as DeWolff.


Indian Askin ~ Really Want To Tell You

Wow, I think I managed to select only Dutch bands, except for the headliner of course. Indian Askin is pretty damn good indie rock. That is all I have to say about it. Just give them a chance they are awesome.


Call It Off ~ Abandoned

Can I say the Dutch Green Day, or am I know getting into a war? Please do note I am a big big big Green Day fan myself. Call it Off sounds a bit like it, it has the same catchy beats.Or maybe it is more like poppunk bands Blink 182, or SUM 41


The Animals ~ It's My Life

The song"House Of The Rising Sun" is iconic. I just finished watching a YouTube Video which was a compilation of blind auditions from around the world, who sang "House Of The Rising Sun". I could listen to the song for days and never get bored. Today I have got something else in mind for you guys, something less famous, but really beautiful, it is called: " It's My Life", which for some reason reminded me of another song by the same titel, from Bon Jovi. No Jovi today though, maybe some other time.
Are you going to Pedro Pico Pop today?
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Want to host Swing Saturdays next week? 
Send me an email: icecoldpassions@gmail.com. 
I would love to hear what kind of music you like!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Swinging Saturdays #66: Pinkpop 2017 ~ New vs. Old

Swinging saturdays is a musical meme hosted by Ice Cold Passion, to share our passion for music. The goal is to make a top 5 (or Top 10) for whatever genre or artist you like or get creative and share a theme based music top 5. For example a bookish soundtrack, funny songs, song to listen to on a rainy day top 5.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Swinging Saturdays #65: Metal Heads

Swinging saturdays is a musical meme hosted by Ice Cold Passion, to share our passion for music. The goal is to make a top 5 (or Top 10) for whatever genre or artist you like or get creative and share a theme based music top 5. For example a bookish soundtrack, funny songs, song to listen to on a rainy day top 5.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Swinging Saturdays #64 Discovered in April

Swinging saturdays is a musical meme hosted by Ice Cold Passion, to share our passion for music. The goal is to make a top 5 (or Top 10) for whatever genre or artist you like or get creative and share a theme based music top 5. For example a bookish soundtrack, funny songs, song to listen to on a rainy day top 5.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Books: Bitten ~ Kelley Armstrong


Title: Bitten
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Series: Women of the Otherworld, book #1
Publisher: Plume, imprint of Penguin
Publishing date: 29th of June 2010
Number of pages: 518 p.
Language: English, Dutch, Spanish, German, a.o.
Age Category: Adult
Other Books In This Series: Click here 

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Swinging Saturdays #63: Third Man Records


Swinging saturdays is a musical meme hosted by Ice Cold Passion, to share our passion for music. The goal is to make a top 5 (or Top 10) for whatever genre or artist you like or get creative and share a theme based music top 5. For example a bookish soundtrack, funny songs, song to listen to on a rainy day top 5.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Books: Throne Of Glass ~ Sarah J. Maas


Title: Throne Of Glass
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass, book #1
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
Publishing date: 3rd of May 2013
Number of pages: 404 p.
Language: English, Dutch, Spanish, German, a.o.
Age Category: Young Adult
Other Books In This Series: 
Crown Of Midnight, book #2
Heir Of Fire, book #3
Queen Of Shadows, book #4
Empire Of Storms, book #5