Tag: music

Friday Stuff – Pondering Ideas, Reality, Widows, Tattoed Women, and a Song

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I’ve decided to start the “weekly finds” posts again, as they are a lot of fun for me and they also give an idea of what I read that influences my fiction (up to a point, obviously). I’ll still do Friday Favourite Music as… Continue Reading “Friday Stuff – Pondering Ideas, Reality, Widows, Tattoed Women, and a Song”

Favourite Music Friday — “Blou”

“Blou” (”Blue”) is another of my favourite songs, and I think this version — by Loki Rothman and Laurika Rauch — is my favourite version of it as well! (Lyrics and music by André Swiegers.) “Blou” (”Blue”) by Loki Rothman and Laurika Rauch

“Hard of Hearing” by Radical Face (And Some Ramblings)

In which I share some of my favourite music by Radical Face and ruminate on some moods.

Favourite Music Friday: Ashes of Eden

“Ashes of Eden” by Breaking Benjamin is another of those songs that I just can’t stop listening to…

Favourite Christmas Music Friday: Some Afrikaans Songs

It’s a few days before Christmas and here in South Africa the weather is sweltering, so it just seemed right to end my Christmas music Fridays with some local Christmas songs! I start off with Somerkersfees (Summer Christmas), followed by Sonneblom uit Bethlehem (Sunflower From… Continue Reading “Favourite Christmas Music Friday: Some Afrikaans Songs”

Favourite Music Friday: “It’s My Life” by Bon Jovi

Just in time for the weekend, a throwback to one of my favourite Bon Jovi songs!

Favourite Music Friday: “As jy weer skryf”

Written by Ingrid Jonker, this poem is from Kantelson (1966), which was publishedshortly after her suicide. Absolutely beautiful.

Favourite Music Friday: River by Josh Groban

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Okay, I know this is a new song, but I’ve listened to it how many times and am just completely in love with it. Photo by Robert Zunikoff on Unsplash

My favourite music for dark days

It’s nothing new that music can influence mood – sometimes quite significantly. Music can conjure up old memories – both good and bad – but also take you away from the present moment into a place of serenity and calmness. I find that music… Continue Reading “My favourite music for dark days”

Flash Fiction: Mana’s Gold

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Written for Microcosms, my prompts were “musician”, “Hamburg” and “fairy tale”. Mana’s Gold The harp’s music drifted over the still-sleeping town with its looming castle. Though not yet light, Mana sat in the room at the top of the castle’s tallest tower and played… Continue Reading “Flash Fiction: Mana’s Gold”