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MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: STONE ROSES

For whatever reason this is what I woke up with in my head today. She Bangs The Drum from Stone Roses. It was a great morning! May your late afternoon … Continue reading

Nov 9, 2012

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: FEIST

I used to listen to this song when I was small. I would pretend my mother´s toothbrush is a microphone (AND pretend I could speak English, which was tremendous fun … Continue reading

Nov 6, 2012

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: THE SMASHING PUMPKINS “TONIGHT, TONIGHT”

It is not only a wonderful song that manages to combine the rough with the gentle in a striking way but the video for it is very special, too. The … Continue reading

Nov 2, 2012

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: JAMIE LIDELL

The song is called Multiply . Don´t take it as an order. Take it as friendly tip:)

Oct 31, 2012

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: THE ZOMBIES

Do not be frightened: they might be The Zombies but their music does soothe the soul:)

Oct 28, 2012

400 POSTS FLOATING ON THE NET WAVES or GO, BABY, GO!

Unbeknownst to me this blog has just reached another big stage in its development. 400 posts sent into to the wide world of internet over the past year and a … Continue reading

Oct 20, 2012

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: DEPECHE MODE – NEVER ENOUGH!

Of course, principally this is NOT a music blog but breaks are a good thing and: a. I´ve just heard this song on Radio Eins again and it will be … Continue reading

Oct 18, 2012

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: FEIST

Nothing is as moving, as gently melancholic and feels as real to me as looking at pictures of people taken at different stages of their lives. To see how they … Continue reading

Oct 18, 2012

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: GARBAGE

Garbage, the band who provided soundtrack to many a month of my University Riot Years, have just released a new album. Actually they did so already in May but back … Continue reading

Oct 17, 2012

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: GOTYE

I ask myself if it is possible NOT to feel better after listening to this song. The question is, I believe, a rhetorical one:-) Gotye I Feel Better

Oct 14, 2012

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: SEEED RETURNS WHILE TRUMPETS BLAST

I needed a while to see its beauty. After listening to Molotov for the first time my enthusiasm for Seeed´s new album hat sich sehr in grenzen gehalten (was pretty … Continue reading

Oct 7, 2012 · 2 Comments

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: BARBRA STREISAND

This one is for a friend who is just about to board that plane to the Big Apple to go and see his singing goddess on stage. He might consider … Continue reading

Oct 5, 2012

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: THE SMITHS AND THE SLEUTH

It´s hardly possible these days to discover something new. Whatever you think you have done, thought or said for the first time ever, feeling not unlike Robert Peary when he … Continue reading

Oct 4, 2012 · 1 Comment

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: COCTEAU TWINS

Goldfrapp´s song and a friend´s recent journey reminded me of a song which used to leak smoothly through a SONY walkman into my ears for months once (and I still … Continue reading

Oct 2, 2012

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: GOLDFRAPP

I don´t know about you but I am a believer: Goldfrapp can not only write brilliant music and sing it like no-one else possibly could but there is something about … Continue reading

Oct 1, 2012

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: SEEED

A wonderful song about wonderful life covered from Black to whose slower and mellower version I did not dance at a school party in the 1980s to, being the tallest … Continue reading

Sep 26, 2012

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: KELIS featuring ANDRE 3000

All right, I admit: this is not my usual cup of tea. But Eclectic being my middle name, I am into anything as long as it´s got the rhythm, one/two … Continue reading

Sep 23, 2012

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: THE RETURN OF THE SMITHS

In a record shop window in Zossener Strasse there stands a box. This box is worth some (wait, I must wipe sweat breaking out on my forehead…) 600 Euros – … Continue reading

Sep 19, 2012 · 2 Comments

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: THE CULT

Old, I know. Obsolete? Never! Not with that voice and guitar. The Cult She Sells Sanctuary (from the album Love 1985)

Sep 18, 2012

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: SHIRLEY HORN

Is this song not simply loverly? And just perfect for a sunny September afternoon while cycling at the old Luisenstädtische Kanal… Shirley Horn.

Sep 16, 2012 · 2 Comments

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: SARAH VAUGHAN

Oh, what the hell – it might be well past midnight and the night will be short but let´s listen to some music while the summer goes. Especially if it´s … Continue reading

Sep 11, 2012

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: KAISER CHIEFS

It might be late and I might be exhausted but I refuse to enter the Land of Nod without listening to this song. It has been following me for the … Continue reading

Sep 7, 2012

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: GEORGIE FAME

This is one of my absolute Number 1 songs – I have spent a long while looking for a video which I could present it along with it in this … Continue reading

Sep 6, 2012 · 1 Comment

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: HILDEGARD KNEF

This is a Liebeserklärung – a declaration of love – of the finest sort. I am singing it along with Frau Knef (but do consider yourselves lucky to be able … Continue reading

Sep 5, 2012 · 3 Comments

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: U2 beautiful day

There are several pieces of music worth starting the day with: anything by The Smiths (go on, call me partial, I ain´t bothered), Fools´ Gold from The Stone Roses, Zwan´s … Continue reading

Aug 26, 2012

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: JEFF BUCKLEY

Unable to perform any tasks more complex than copying, pasting and dropping into pre-fabricated little folders (due to the sudden indisposition I have mentioned in the previous post), I am … Continue reading

Aug 23, 2012 · 3 Comments

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: JEFF BUCKLEY

Since that cold and soggy day in Paris in February 1995 when I had the record played to me over and over again, this has been one of the most … Continue reading

Aug 21, 2012 · 1 Comment

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: FAT BOY SLIM

During the London Olympics closing ceremony one of the best performances was given by Fat Boy Slim – no great feat, you could say, it´s all playback for him anyway:) … Continue reading

Aug 19, 2012

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: A QUESTION OF LUST

There are three reasons why this song will find its way into the blog today although one song per day could be considered enough: 1. it is a brilliant piece … Continue reading

Aug 15, 2012

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: DEPECHE MODE

It pays to go back to your favourite but forgotten songs. It pays to listen to old cassettes (yes, those) and old CDs again. And it pays to search through … Continue reading

Aug 15, 2012 · 1 Comment

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: HERE COMES BJÖRK

While I´m at it, being musically sentimental and re-visiting the 1990s, here is the song that accompanied me on my way to Paris in 1995. I knew neither French nor … Continue reading

Aug 1, 2012

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: OR IT MAKES YOU JUMP

Like a ball. Or like a cannonball. I am taking you back to 1993 where all was not well but at least I was still wrinkle-free. And I listened to … Continue reading

Aug 1, 2012

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: EVEN IF THE JOKE DOES NOT

Another eponymous (do not even try to question) song from The Smiths. Even though I could not find the original video for it (if there was one in the first … Continue reading

Jul 29, 2012

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: THE SMITHS

Two days ago I arrived in my hometown in Poland. And already twice I heard this song on the radio, the song that happens to be one of my favourite … Continue reading

Jul 15, 2012

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: DINU LIPATTI PLAYS BACH (AND MY HEART WEEPS AND REJOICES AT ONCE)

I have no words to describe the haunting beauty of this piece. Dinu Lipatti plays Bach´s Jesus Bleibet Meine Freude…

Jul 9, 2012 · 1 Comment

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: SIDNEY BECHET

It took me years to learn to appreciate jazz music. Mind you, not good jazz music (I still don´t know what that is) but jazz music in general. And with … Continue reading

Jul 9, 2012

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: PEARL JAM

Here is a song that makes you want to sit down, close your eyes and hum quietly as the daily madness is roaring around you like angry northern sea. We … Continue reading

Jun 30, 2012 · 5 Comments

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: GINGER&FRED

Let us get a bit retro here, shall we? Fred and Ginger.

May 25, 2012

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: MME BUSH ENCORE

Call me conservative, call me square, call me a fuddy-daddy (mummy, in fact, but I´m not insisting) or a stick-in-the-mud but although my taste in music has been formed over … Continue reading

May 9, 2012

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: OR DOES IT?

I am planning on watching a film tonight. A film which has nothing to do with Kreuzberg, with Berlin or with digging for information. As Robin Williams memorably said in … Continue reading

May 1, 2012

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: THE SMITHS (WHO ELSE?)

The outburst of tulips everywhere made me sentimentally hum this song – hum along:

Apr 27, 2012

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