Music Jar – week 7

This week I had the absolute joy of listening to British singer songwriter, Cleo Sol. I hadn’t heard of her before this project and really enjoyed her soulful albums and have tried to find out more about her. There’s a certain romantic late night feel to both Rose in the Dark and Mother which was…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 7

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Music Jar – week 6

Each week, I listen to a different artist, chosen at random from a pickle jar full of names. This week was the turn of Japanese-American singer-songwriter Hikaru Utada. It’ll come as little surprise that I wasn’t aware of Utada before this week. It was a pleasant surprise for me to enter a world of 90s…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 6

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Music Jar – week 5

Each week, I listen to a different artist, the names drawn at random from a pickle jar. This week was the turn of Norwegian synth-pop star, Sigrid. I knew nothing of Sigrid before the start of this week but am really pleased to have found a new favourite musician. Her only album, Sucker Punch, is…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 5

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Music Jar – week 4

Each week, I take a piece of paper from a pickle jar. On that pickle jar is the name of a musical artist. This week, I got to enjoy Kate Bush. This, of course, was not the first time I had heard of KB. You’d have to have been living under a rock for the…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 4

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Music Jar – week 3

This week, I have mostly been listening to, Cat Power – the stage name of American singer songwriter Charlyn Marie “Chan” Marshall. Before this project started, my only exposure to Cat Power was her song Sea of Love, used to wonderful effect in Juno. What I didn’t know is that there are eleven studio albums…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 3

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Music Jar – week 2

Here we go. Each week, I take the name of an artist or band from a pickle jar, listen to them and try not to be quite as ignorant to the work of female musicians. This week was the turn of New Zealand singer-songwriter, Aldous Harding. My thanks to Jamie for the recommendation. I wasn’t…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 2

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Music Jar – week 1

A new year means a new jar. I’ve got an actual pickle jar from Katz Deli this time around. The aim is to introduce myself to new music, specifically music made my women. Each week, I’ll take one of 52 pieces of paper from the jar and listen to the artist featured. This week was…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 1

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Music Jar 2022

In 2020, I stole the concept of using a music jar to expand the music I listened to by putting the names of 52 musical artists or bands in a pickle jar, taking one out a week and listening to them, learning about bands I hadn’t taken the time with before. It happened to coincide…… Continue reading Music Jar 2022

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Unexpected in 2021

Not flying anywhereAs clichéd as it may be, I am guilty of having previously listed “wanderlust” in my Instagram bio. Given everything that’s happened (or not) this year, it’s no surprise that I have not flown. I’m trying to think of the last year that went by prior to 2021 where I didn’t get away…… Continue reading Unexpected in 2021

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