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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