Sunday, October 21, 2018

On Stage: The Pierce Brothers - Throwback post

Who: The Pierce Brothers
Support Act: Lukas Batteau
Where: TivoliVredenburg, Pandora, Utrecht
When: 5th of August 2017

Lets do a little Throwback post, of something I wrote but for some reason never published. Last year I went to see the Pierce Brothers in TivoliVredenburg Utrecht. Here is what I thought of this concert.

Saturday night was one of the best nights ever, as I went to see the Pierce Brothers for the second time in Tivoli, Utrecht. For days I had been excited, because the last show was amazing, the energy they bring to the stage is phenomenal. So I left my home around 18:30 and drove an hour to reach Utrecht, all the way listening to the Pierce Brothers of course.

The Pandora stage is on one of the higher floors of Tivoli, and if you look through the windows you are greeted by Utrecht's skyline, which is actually pretty amazing, because you can see wide and far.

I was quiet early which is a good thing because that means I could find myself a place near the front of the stage. You might not know this but I am only 1,53m so yeah I would like to be in the front row if possible. Saturday second row it was, and I must say I had a perfect view of the stage!

The support act for the Pierce Brothers started right on time and turned out to be a local, he said he came walking so he must have lived close by. His name is Lukas Batteau just a guy with an acoustic guitar and already 2 albums up his sleeve. My honest opinion: not-my-cup-of-tea. It was too much of the same, the music a little flat for my taste, it was like listening to a Kensington album where every song sound almost the same a the previous. Not that it was bad or anything, don't get me wrong, it is just not something I would listen to. The last show I had seen, the support act was Coby Grant, which was much more my thing, sound a bit like Kate Nash. I even bought her cd, and got it signed!

It was kind of a bummer that the support act was not to my liking, I have had some good ones this year, so far. Anyways I came for the Pierce Brothers, and they delivered. They started out with It's My Fault, then slowed it down a bit with 2 songs I did not yet know. After that the show became as energetic as it always is with them.

They played all my favourites, almost the entire new album and of course as I mentioned in my Swinging Saturdays they played Genevieve!!!!!!!! I kind of shouted:  "please say that you are gonna play Genevieve. They started talking, and I knew the minute they said we wrote this for our sister, that they were going to play it. And my god we got a very long beautiful introduction, followed by the whole audience going wild, because everybody sang along. Apparently it turns out to be everybody's favourite song. I filmed a little of it for you guys on my phone, so the quality isn't all that great but here it is anyways.

After the show I stood in line for the merchandise to get the new cd, The Record Were Ours. Then I joined the long line with waiting fans to get my cd signed. And I even got a picture with the 2 brothers!


Monday, October 8, 2018

Books: Wolf Tamer ~ Yumoyori Wilson


It is high time my blog is getting back to normal and there are actually things happening on my blog. Imagine that!  Today I am sharing with you the Book blitz for Wolf Tamer! 

It sound like a great read! I love paranormal romance and wolfs..

Wolf Tamer
Yumoyori Wilson
(Claiming My Pack #1)
Publication date: October 6th 2018
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance
An Orphan Girl. A Group of Wolves. A Destined Fate for War.
Don’t you ever wish to find where you belong? A place where you can rest your head without worrying about being jumped or your possessions being taken from you? Not like I had much, to say the least.
A pendant, an ancient blade, and a picture of my murdered family were all I had left when I was five years old. Foster homes to homeless shelters, I never found a place of refuge. I simply didn’t belong, and everyone made it their duty to remind me of my predicament. Until I finally came across a place that felt like home.
Sacred Moon Shelter for Endangered Wolves. I’d stumbled upon the sanctuary when I was near death, but I was miraculously saved.
Since then, I’ve become a Wolf Tamer; the only one who can get close to touching the six rare breeds. When I’m with them, I feel safe and sometimes wish I could be like one of them and escape this cruel world.
But such inhumanity strikes home, a group of hunters shows up, ready to take my wolves to an unknown place or murder them in cold blood. I won’t allow them to kill the only true family I’d ever known.
My name is Harper Blake, and I vow to claim and protect my own.
Wolf Tamer is a new Wolf Shifter Reverse Harem Romance. Recommended for 18+ Audiences.
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Author Bio:
Yumoyori Wilson is from Toronto, Ontario. She's a Full-time author who loves to write many different genres. On her down time, she bothers her Mom and likes to drink bubbletea while reading and playing video games.

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Saturday, September 2, 2017

Swinging Saturdays #71: Shower Songs

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.
As the title might have already explained it, all by itself, I sing in the shower. I don't know how many of you do this, but if I am in a good mood I love to sing in the shower, it always sounds better there for some reason.

Well you might wonder, what the heck do you sing, well just let me hear you. No don't worry I won't share how I sound, just the originals that my neighbours hear me perform  every once in a while.

Paolo Nutini ~ Candy

Over the years he has changed this song, it is different than the album version but still as astonishing. Oh how I love his music.


Waylon ~ Sometimes An Angel

I had the pleasure of Waylon live this year, and honestly I could have cried right there at the concert because it was so intensely beautiful. He didn't play this one though, but it is a great shower song!


Anouk ~ Sacrifice

I once performed this for the entire school, I was bullied back then, and when I was done singing I saw the astonished faces of my bullies. That felt amazing, maybe I should take some singing lessons and get out there again.


Ed Sheeran ~ I See Fire

One of my favourite movies, and he made the soundtrack! Thank you Ed!

Sam Smith ~ Not That Way

So, so beautiful, I like to sing it because it is such a challenge.


White Stripes ~ I Am Lonely (But I Ain't That Lonely Yet)

Wow, I haven't seen this one before, I love this country version!
What is your favourite shower song?
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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Swinging Saturdays #70: Pierce Brothers Spotlight

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.
This week I am doing a spotlight, it has been a while since I have done that. These 2 guys are from Australia, and will bring you a mix between pop, folk and rock. They started out as street musicians and last year made the trip from Australia, all the way to Landgraaf, The Netherlands for their first performance. These guys are so energetic that it makes you want to dance.

I am talking about the Pierce Brothers of course! Tonight I am going to see them live for the second time and I am looking forward to it a lot. Kind of was the birthday present  I gave myself.

Here are 5 of my favourites for you.

Overdose

This is just a very funny version of Overdose, and this is exactly they are on stage as well so it is so much fun to watch.

Take Me Out

This is one of their new songs, absolutely amazing, so catchy.


My Fault/Flying Home



Golden Times



Genevieve

This is my absolute favorite, I don't know why, maybe because they wrote this for their sister. Or maybe because I love the name Genevieve.


Do you know these guys did you like them?
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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Swinging Saturdays #69: R.I.P. Chester Bennington

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.
I had scheduled this for last week, right after his passing, but ended up not finishing because as per usually I got distracted. I still felt like posting this so here is what I wrote last week:

One guess, should be enough, the world lost another great singer. I know Hybrid Theory and Meteora by heart, and when we (me and my sister) heard the news of Chesters passing, it threw us a little. To be honest I don't think anybody had seen this coming.  Even though I don't listen to their music nearly enough anymore,  Linkin Park and with it Chester Benningon was one of my idols.

So yeah, today we remember his work, while the whole metal scene remembers for us the person he was, we as fans will remember his music.

Can we try to make Linkin Park the most streamed hit on the web for just know? Let's all show them that he will not be forgotten!



One More Light

Album: One More Light


War

Album: The Hunting Party


In My Remains

Album: Living Things

Burning In The Skies

Album: A Thousand Suns


Bleed It Out

Album: Minutes To Midnight


Numb/Encore

Album: Collision Course


Paper cut

Album: Hybrid Theory

New Divine

Album: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Soundtrack


Faint

Album: Meteora


In The End

Album: Hybrid Theory

What is your favourite Linkin Park song?
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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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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

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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.