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What I’m Listening To Right Now

May 11, 2014

Hux on Keyboards

Much like 95% of the population, I’m pretty into music. I saw my first band at the age of 15 – Weezer, supported by Remy Zero, at the Manchester Apollo in 2002 – and can still remember how amazing it felt when they took to the stage and started playing (“My Name Is Jonas” was the very first song FYI, it still give me chills).

Music saw me through a lot when I was a tortured teenager: The Get Up Kids, Saves The Day, Dashboard Confessional, Blink 182, Brand New. And then off to University and the Indie Music Society where we listened to The Smiths and The Cure and I was introduced to The Strokes and The Libertines. Basically if there was a ‘The’ in front of it we were in to it.

In a nutshell, music has got me through a lot of times. Breakups, happy times, teenage angst. Every chapter of my life has had some sort of musical soundtrack to it and I reckon that at any time a quick browse of my account will be able to tell you what sort of mood I’m in. If it’s John Mayer, John Legend or Anthony Hamilton the mood will be loved up: Radiohead or Weezer is teen angst revival: Michael Jackson, Beyonce or N.E.R.D. is Friday kitchen dance party times. I’m an open book.

So I thought I’d share the current favourites in my world. The songs I force the kids to listen to over and over until they roll their eyes and say, “not this song again mummy?”. It’s a unique poke into my weird and wonderful music tastes:

Cheating a bit: Sigma normally gets blasted on the treadmill but it’s also an awesome Friday kitchen dance party tune. Also, how much do you want to be on a beach right now?

Originally part of the Teen Angst Era, I recently re-visited my love for Ben Folds. This is one of my most favourite love songs in the whole wide world.

Denmark blatantly should have won Eurovision last night. This has been on repeat for the last 24 hours.

Another amazing love song… I could link to the music video but the proposal video that featured the song is just so much better. Betty Who sang at their wedding, did you know that?! HAPPY WEEP.

Because when I grow up I want to be Beyonce.

This song taught me I am able to harmonize. With myself. When I’m driving the car. And I’m convinced I’m way better at miming than these guys.

If I can’t be Beyonce then I want to be Chrissy Teigan. Her and John Legend = ultimate beautiful couple. I love this tribute to her.


What are your favourites? Gimme some new music!!

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  • Reply Sophie May 11, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    That John Legend song is dreamy! It’s forever etched in my mind. High five girl, fab choice!

    • Reply alice May 12, 2014 at 6:22 pm

      I really really love it!

  • Reply Philippa @ Letters to Elliot May 12, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Ah I love that Ben Folds tune! Had completely forgotten how much!

    • Reply alice May 12, 2014 at 6:23 pm

      me too! Brings back the memories :)

  • Reply Eleanor (thebristolparent) May 12, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Love a good viral dancing marriage proposal, and that’s a good one!

    • Reply alice May 12, 2014 at 8:04 pm

      It’s my absolute favourite I think!

  • Reply laura redburn May 12, 2014 at 9:30 am

    ahh, music is amazing. it’s so transformative and healing, in so many ways.

    • Reply alice May 12, 2014 at 10:10 pm

      It really is. Is it like this for everyone, do you think? It has such a profound effect on me.

  • Reply Fiona May 12, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Ah, Ben Folds! I spent many an hour sobbing in the bath while listening to ‘Gracie’ during my pregnancy. :) x

    • Reply alice May 12, 2014 at 10:15 pm

      Glad it’s not just me!

  • Reply Jess @ Along Came Cherry May 12, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Haha we have to listen to the Frozen soundtrack ALL the time! I know the words to every song, what has my life become?! x

    • Reply alice May 12, 2014 at 10:11 pm

      Me too! In fact one of the songs came on shuffle while the kids were in bed this evening – Elfie heard it and had a tantrum because I was listening to ‘her songs’ without her ;) x

  • Reply Polly Davies May 12, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    my girlies would have the Frozen soundtrack on repeat 24/7 if I let them!

    • Reply alice May 12, 2014 at 10:12 pm

      Elfie too!!

  • Reply Katie Albury May 12, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Brilliant post…that proposal brought tears to my eyes! I’m currently loving ‘Waves’ by Mr Probz (perfect summer tune!) and ‘Can’t get it right’ by Sam Palladio from the Nashville Soundtrack!
    Katie x

    • Reply alice May 12, 2014 at 10:15 pm

      Isn’t it absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much for the recommendations, I’m going to give these a listen now x

  • Reply Sian May 12, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    I love that Sigma song! I so out of touch with music these days :( xx

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    • Reply alice May 12, 2014 at 10:16 pm

      Hah, me too! I listen to Radio 1 to try and keep ‘with it’ but god, most of it sounds like noise to me x

  • Reply Nick @ Bakingbeardy May 12, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    Ugh, Chrissy Teigan. What’s the quote about there being a special hell for women who don’t support other women? Not sure I totally agree with that, but it’s disappointing that she is very negative about other women. We’re all just trying to make it work, you know?

    And Brand New! That’s a name I haven’t heard in ages – will always remind me of my sister blasting “Jude Law and a Semester Abroad” to drive me insane in high school!

  • Reply Fritha May 13, 2014 at 9:39 am

    haha I follow you on Spotify so I can see your music taste is pretty eclectic, love it though! recently I’m listening to Alex Winston and Emy the Great. I think you’d like them! x

  • Reply Laura May 13, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Some great picks – I think it’s important to pass down music to little ones – love the Ben Folds song

    Laura x

  • Reply Adele @ Circus Queen May 13, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Nice choices. I’m pretty much listening to the same music I did as a teenager. Time to grow up?

  • Reply Gem May 13, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    The cliche love song is amazing!! Thanks!

  • Reply Lori May 13, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    What a great mix of music. I love hearing all the tracks from different from era’s. x

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