Music Jar – week 17

This week, I corrected a twenty-five year error on my part by listening to Lauryn Hill. While I may have been exposed to The Fugees in the past, it’s not the same as the might of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Lauryn Hill is credited not just as breaking down barriers for women in music…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 17

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Music Jar – week 16

This week I have mostly been riding my skateboard and drinking orange and cranberry because it has been the turn of Stevie Nicks. We all know Stevie Nicks from Fleetwood Mac but she also wrote a league of stuff herself and in particular, her debut album, Bella Donna, deserves to be heralded as one of…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 16

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Music Jar – week 15

This week, I got to listen to Billie Holiday, an artist that everyone knows but I couldn’t have told you much about. Billie was a jazz singer from Philadelphia who changed the landscape of music as well as what was considered possible as a black woman in the arts, performing in a time of segregation…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 15

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Music Jar – week 14

This week, I’ve had the joy of listening to Jorja Smith, thanks to Dani Keepings. I wasn’t familiar with Jorja, who is a full decade younger than me and infinitely more talented. Her jazz-club-in-the-early-hours albums have been a beautiful accompaniment to this week. There’s a lot to be said for artists who are off of…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 14

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Music Jar – week 13

Each week, I choose an artist at random from a pickle jar and listen to everything they’ve done, hoping to find new favourite artists. This week, it was Jaz’s recommendation – Martha Wainwright. Now, I was aware of MW because Jaz added possibly her most annoying song to our Road Trip playlist – a 24…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 13

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Music Jar – week 12

If there is one thing I have been missing in my life, it’s knowing who the cool, new bands are. That’s why I felt really lucky that I got to spend the week listening to Wet Leg. Wet Leg are a British indie band formed by Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers and hailing from the…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 12

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Music Jar – week 11

This week, I have mostly been listening to Halsey. Now, unless you’ve been living under a rock, it’s likely you’re familiar with Halsey’s music, activism and bold (and wonderful) statements about her sexuality and mental health. I wasn’t familiar. I do live under a rock. I am glad I have corrected that now. Halsey has…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 11

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Music Jar – week 10

This week I had the pleasure of listening to American singer-songwriter, Phoebe Bridgers. It would have been impossible for me to get to this point in my life without being aware of some of her incredible music, notably her work alongside my dreamboat Conor Oberst with Better Oblivion Community Center, but it was another matter…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 10

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Music Jar – week 9

This week, I have mostly been listening to American-British singer-songwriter Celeste. I’ll lay it down now, as I had to check… No relation to Daphne & Celeste. As Celeste only has one album, 2021’s Not Your Muse (which debuted at number one in the UK Album charts), it was a deep-dive into that offering, which…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 9

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Music Jar – week 8

This week, I had the absolute pleasure of listening to nothing but Brittany Howard, known for her work with Alabama Shakes, Thunderbitch and Bermuda Triangle. In 2018, the former announced a hiatus which spelt the arrival of a solo album, Jaime, which I had never heard before. It was therefore here that I turned my…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 8

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