Music Jar – week 27

This week, I have mostly been listening to French singer-songwriter, Soko. My thanks to my good friend Steph for the recommendation. This feels very you. Stephanie Alexandra Mina Sokolinski (great name) was born in Bordeaux, France – a place I only know of because of its association with the popular Booze Cruises of my childhood.…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 27

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Music Jar – week 26

This week, I have mostly a boil in the bag sack of rice (it’s too hot and my innards are soggy) but I have very much been enjoying listening to Cesária Evora. Now, I don’t know much about Cape Verde so this has been a real education. In fact, what I know about Cape Verde…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 26

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Music Jar – week 25

I was always going to love Françoise Hardy. She’s beautiful and French and her music has appeared amongst Wes Anderson’s best work. I want her to draw me like one of her French boys. There’s a lot to be said for music from 60 years ago to which you don’t have a pre-existing relationship and…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 25

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Music Jar – week 24

This week, I have been delving in the era of the Top 8 on MySpace with Emmy The Great. While I remember her work on Lightspeed Champion’s Falling Off The Lavender Bridge, this was the first time I’d listened to the English singer/songwriter. There’s a certain (and I’m sorry for using this word) tweeness present…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 24

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Music Jar – week 23

This week I have been listening to Tracy Chapman. Now we all know Chapman right? It a god-given right that we are born with some awareness there but each person has their own story. I believe I first got into Tracy Chapman when I was at university because someone I fancied who had been on…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 23

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Music Jar – week 22

This week, I have been listening to singer/songwriter/actress, Ingrid Michaelson. While I am now very interested in tracking down her romcom, Humor Me, it’s more a case of rumour me when it comes to the stories that she has started working on a musical adaptation of The Notebook. While it’s clear from her background that…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 22

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Music Jar – week 21

This week, I have been listening to Yebba – an artist I hadn’t heard of and was unlikely to if it wasn’t for Becca’s recommendation. She’s a lot better at identifying these new trends in music and knowing about what is cool.  Yebba is a singer/songwriter from West Memphi who has worked with Sam Smith, Stormzy…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 21

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Music Jar – week 20

This week has been my triumphant joy to listen to nothing but Paramore. Now listen, due to me being so indie that it hurt at the time, I wasn’t allowed to listen to Paramore at the time although I do remember “Barry the Castle” (Brick By Boring Brick) as a colleague called it being played…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 20

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Music Jar – week 19

This week, I have been enjoying the music of Brandi Carlile. Carlile, from Washington, Seattle is a legend in the field of Grey’s Anatomy as well as being a gay icon. Whatever you do, don’t get her mixed up with Belinda Carlisle, who performed Heaven Is A Place On Earth and is probably also a…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 19

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Music Jar – week 18

This week, I have been lost in my very own indie movie with the help of the bird and the bee – stylised in lowercase for hipster cool emphasis. I would like to take this opportunity to thank my boyfriend, Scott Rose, for making me aware of this group. The pair from Los Angeles are…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 18

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