#SongTuesday

I hope you all are having a good week so far with lots of smiles and things to look forward to. Here is one of my favorite songs by Andy McDonald. Have a great day, and be who you want to be today!

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#SongTuesday

Happy Tuesday, everybody. Coldplay published sooo many great songs in the past. Still, there is one that stands out for me. It was released when I was about to see more about life than ever before. It was a time of profound discovery and the beginning of a neverending journey in a new direction, and this song has been a companion. Which song of Coldplay do you like best?

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#SongTuesday

When I scheduled today’s poem, I noticed a chorus began playing in my mind which goes so well along with the feeling of just escaping and feeling a new freedom. When even the lyrics are not really fitting the poem’s story, I felt like sharing it today. I am glad the poem reminded me of this beautiful song which I haven’t heard in ages. Happy Tuesday, everybody!

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Simply Awesome!

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After I shared “Take Me Home, Country Roads” by Jared Halley, Colin, of MeAndRay, told me to check out Halley’s version of Bohemian Rhapsody. Really, I have no words for what talent and, at the same time, genius in coordination he is. The man has no instrument to rely on but hits every singly note precisely and is always on time with every instrument he “imitates”. Listen to that electric guitar. You would not believe there is a voice. 

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Friday Song

I heard a beautiful version of “Country Roads” this morning. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find it on YouTube, BUT…. I found something even better. This cover version is fantastic in general, but also because the artist does every voice and instrument himself, AND because of the creative video. This guy is amazing! But check it out for yourselves.

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#SongTuesday

Today we are going with another one of my favorite summer songs. Doesn’t this one make you feel like already being on vacation? Happy Tuesday, everybody!

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#SongTuesday

Here is a song I could hear all day. It is super short but super cool too. It is impossible to sit still. There are quite a lot of remixes out there also, long ones. But I still prefer this one. So, enjoy and have a quick but intense energy boost to your day. Happy Tuesday!

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#MomentsOfJoy

For this #MomentsOfJoy, I thought of a song that always manages to make me smile and dance. The song itself has this effect on me but also takes me back to the time it was published. I was 13 and as usual, we spent a part of the summer break in Vienna. When I heard this song, I loved it so much that I made it the first song I bought on a single (like the one below).

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Chris Mann

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Yesterday I stumbled over Chris Mann due to a Corona parody video. I checked out more of his songs and couldn’t believe my ears. His voice and his way of expression are outstanding. I listened to some of his records and found versions of You Raise Me Up and Hallelujah. I had not thought that there someone is able to top the ones I called my favorite versions. Both were moving me to tears.

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“Imagine Love” and guitar sounds in Santa Monica

Yesterday, Colin of MeAndRay shared a song of Scott Jacobs whom he saw performing live as a street entertainer. Colin liked the voice and the song and bought a CD. In our following discussion, I mentioned that I experienced the same twice in Southern California. Colin asked me to share songs of those artists too.

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Want to hear me sing classical music?

Many of you know that I am a singer. I produced 11 songs (rock/pop/ballads) so far and published them on my blog. But actually, I am a classical singer. I have sung at several concerts in halls and churches, with big and small orchestras and bands, have been booked by choirs or for big official events for the entertainment part. I played and sang leading parts in little musicals, and won both contests I participated in many years ago. Still, I don’t have a lot of digital recordings where you can hear my classical voice. That’s why I am happy I can share an Ave Maria with you which I sang in church a few weeks ago.

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They Still Rock!!

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Last Saturday I had tickets for Status Quo. They were the main act at an annual festival in our country. Of course, they look older BUT boy did they bring the hall to a full boil! It was already a hot day and hot inside but nobody cared. We jumped, danced sang, clapped our hands, … It was an amazing experience and I felt like a teenager again hearing those songs again. Read more ›

Friday Song

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I thought, why not sticking with the 80s again? Here is a song of the early ’80s that makes you slip into the weekend smoothly. Have a wonderful Friday and a great weekend. Read more ›

Monday Song

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Hello and good morning, everybody! I am sorry that I was barely around on the weekend. We painted the walls and ceilings of two rooms which kept me busy from Friday evening until Sunday evening. But It is done which is a big relief! Read more ›

Pursue Your Dreams

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This is the wall tattoo above my bed. I see it daily and it still speaks to me. I often write about dreams and how they trigger our intention to try something new or to explore new fields. Those dreams are like a preview of something we desire to be or to have. They can generate new courage and strength to take steps with conviction and determination towards the realization of that dream.  Read more ›

#RomanticTuesday Song

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Lately, I heard the original version of the song I am sharing today. It reminded me of the version with which I was introduced to this song in 1982. It was sung by a popular German opera singer of that time. The original song was released in 1965 by Frankie Valli. You know I am an opera singer and therefore I want to share the 1982 version. Enjoy! Read more ›

Monday Song

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Good morning and welcome to a new week. Let’s start it with some 80s beats of a great rock band to support getting our engines started. Read more ›

Friday Song

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Happy Friday, everybody! I hope your week has been going well. However, the weekend lies ahead. Have a great one! Lately, I watched a James Bond movie and that is the reason why I picked the song I am sharing today. Enjoy! Read more ›

#RomanticTuesday Song

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Happy Romantic Tuesday! I want to share a classic song today which I heard lately. I almost forgot about this one. Have a great day! Read more ›

Monday Song

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Good morning and happy Monday to everyone. We had a wonderful time in Vienna celebrating my mom’s 70th birthday. She did not expect us to come over and so the joy was even greater on both sides. My mom is truly the rock for us three daughters. Whatever it is, she is there. I am happy and thankful we have her. Read more ›

Friday Song

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I have been a fan of Duran Duran since “New Moon On Monday”. I think there is no song of theirs I don’t like. But the one I picked for today seems one of their very best to me and it makes a powerful Friday song, too. Read more ›

Friday Song

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What about some classic tunes from a living legend? Happy Friday, everybody! Read more ›

#RomanticTuesday Song

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This song takes us back to the year 1983. It was a time where lots of stars collaborated and produced duets. One of those duets is the one I am sharing today. I liked it back then and maybe that is one of the reasons I still love it! Read more ›

Monday Song

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I love this song for its message. Now that I watched the video I love it even more. Whatever perfect is or what it means to you, you are definitely the perfect you and in whatever way you develop you will be perfect. Perhaps perfect is the development of uniqueness and diversification. Have a great Monday! Read more ›

Bohemian Rhapsody

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Last night I watched this amazing movie in an IMAX movie theatre. It was the first day of release over here. Like most of you I love the songs of Queen and sadness still fills me when thinking of the loss of Freddie. Although I am not used to making movie reviews and also I basically don’t have time to do so. But this movie is really worth it when even I am doing it in a nutshell. Read more ›

Don’t Regret – Become A Better Person

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Recently, Colin of MeAndRay.com shared a wonderful link with me. It is a Ted Talk with the conductor Benjamin Zander. He is talking about the transformative power of classical music. No, this won’t become a post about classical music. What went so deep were Zander’s profound insights about life and beyond which he incorporated in his talk.“I will never say anything that couldn’t stand as the last thing I ever say.” This was the vow of a woman who survived Auschwitz. Zander told the story of that woman at the end of his talk. It is the inspiration for this post. I will try keeping this post shorter than my usual Monday posts because I want you to listen to that talk. Something wonderful will happen inside of you. Read more ›

Friday Song

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I want to post at least one song this week and which day feels better for that than Friday? Let’s jump into the weekend with a great but probably forgotten song of the mid-80’s. Have a great day and fantastic weekend!! Read more ›

Song of the Day

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Happy Monday, friends! Although today is not going to be as sunny and hot as most days last week I know it is going to be a great day. I am already happy when it is not raining like a waterfall… 😉

Have a great day everyone!

Waterfall – Stargate feat. P!nk and Sia

[Sia:]
I’m in your waterfall
I’m in your waterfall
I’m in your waterfall

[P!nk:]
Oh, I’m in the jungle now
You’ve been seeking, I’ve been hiding out
Use your love, it scares me so deep down
You may find me, ’cause my heart beats loud, so loud
It beats fast, in the places where you touched me last
I can feel the burn my skin, it has
But the return of your beloved hands, hands

[Sia:]
I’ve lost control
I paddle, but you’re too strong
But I gotta trust your flow
‘Cause boy, I’m in your waterfall (waterfall)
Oh, I’ve lost control
And babe, it’s a relief to know
I got you keeping me afloat
When I’m in your waterfall

[Sia:]
I’m in your waterfall
I’m in your waterfall
I’m in your waterfall
I’m in your waterfall
[P!nk:]
I’m in your waterfall
I’m in your waterfall
I’m in your waterfall
I’m in your waterfall

[Sia:]
Baby, you’re my oxygen
When I cannot find my way on Earth
You know I can be when I hold on
Even when the rapid’s strong

[P!nk:]
I’ve lost control
I paddle, but you’re too strong
But I gotta trust your flow
‘Cause babe, I’m in your waterfall ([Sia:] waterfall)
But I’ve lost control
And babe, it’s a relief to know
I got you keeping me afloat
When I’m in your waterfall

[Sia:]
I’m in your waterfall
I’m in your waterfall
I’m in your waterfall
I’m in your waterfall
[P!nk:]
I’m in your waterfall
I’m in your waterfall
I’m in your waterfall
I’m in your waterfall

[Sia:]
Oh, oh, oh, oh-oh
Oh, oh, oh-oh
Oh, oh, oh-oh
[P!nk:]
Waterfall
[Sia:]
Oh, oh, oh, oh-oh
Oh, oh, oh-oh
Oh, oh, oh-oh
[P!nk:]
Waterfall

[Sia:]
I’ve lost control
I paddle, but you’re too strong
But I gotta trust your flow
‘Cause boy, I’m in your waterfall ([P!nk:] yeah, yeah)
Oh, I’ve lost control
And babe, it’s a relief to know
I got you keeping me afloat
When I’m in your waterfall

[Sia:]
I’m in your waterfall
I’m in your waterfall
I’m in your waterfall
I’m in your waterfall ([P!nk:] yeah, yeah)
I’m in your waterfall ([P!nk:] I’m in your waterfall)
I’m in your waterfall ([P!nk:] I’m in your waterfall)
I’m in your waterfall
I’m in your waterfall
[P!nk:]
I’m in your waterfall
I’m in your waterfall
I’m in your waterfall
[Sia:]
I’m in your waterfall

Writers: Sia Furler, Tor Erik Hermansen, Thomas Pentz, PHILIP MECKSEPER, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen

Sources: YouTube, A-Z Lyrics

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Song of the Day

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Yes, the weekend is over… so what? Let’s make this week legendary! Read more ›

Song of the Day

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Is there a better song right now for celebrating the upcoming “Weeknd”? But what actually attracted my attention was the voice which sounds sooooo much like MJ, don’t you think? Happy Friday! Read more ›

Song of the Day

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Today I thought, why not celebrating Throwback Thursday? Here is a song which is definitely worth it.  Read more ›

Song of the Day

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Yes, it is Monday but it is also another Sunday for us over here. Many countries in Europe celebrate Labor Day today. Yay, a holiday!! Read more ›

Five Day Song Challenge – Day 5 / Song of the Day

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This day welcomed me with a thick layer of snow. It already snowed yesterday. It was only from time to time but when it did, it was worse than in winter. I just worry about my poor trees and hope that this was it.

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Anyway, I want to send another big THANK YOU to Holly of House of Heart for nominating me for a great music challenge. It is already the last day and I enjoyed it a lot!!  Read more ›

Five Day Song Challenge – Day 4 / Song of the Day

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Holly of House of Heart was so lovely to nominate me for this great music challenge. Thank you very much, Holly!! Read more ›

Five Day Song Challenge – Day 3 / Song of the Day

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Holly of House of Heart was so lovely to nominate me for this great music challenge. Thank you very much, Holly!! Read more ›

Five Day Song Challenge – Day 2

Holly of House of Heart was so lovely to nominate me for this great music challenge. Thank you very much, Holly!! Read more ›

Five Day Song Challenge – Day 1

I am very pleased that I was nominated a third time for the Song Challenge. This time by our lovely Queen of poetry, Holly of House of Heart. As you all may know I love music and would never skip a challenge like that. Thank you, Holly, for giving me another opportunity to join in! Read more ›

Song Challenge – Day 4

My two blog sisters, Lisa of Life of An El Paso Woman and Ritu of But I Smile Anywaynominated me for this lovely challenge. Again, I want to share a rock song but today I go 20 years ahead and share one of my favorite songs of one of my favorite rock bands. Read more ›

Song Challenge – Day 3

My two blog sisters, Lisa of Life of An El Paso Woman and Ritu of But I Smile Anywaynominated me for this lovely challenge. I thought I make an exception for this song challenge and make the takes consecutive (as the rules say) but I still cheat on the nominations… 😁… sorry! Read more ›

#MusicalMarch – Day 26

 

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My sis, Ritu over at ButISmileAnyway has a music challenge going for March. If you would like to participate read more about it here.  Read more ›

#MusicalMarch – Day 25

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My sis, Ritu over at ButISmileAnyway has a music challenge going for March. If you would like to participate read more about it here. I usually don’t post a song on the weekends but due to my sister’s challenge, I cannot resist doing so. I thought I’d pick some songs I would not post on a regular Song-of-the-Day post.

You know I love classical music as I shared it last weekend. But I also love rock/pop. So what I totally love is a combination of both. So turn up the volume and enjoy! Read more ›

Day 11 – #MusicalMarch

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My sis, Ritu over at ButISmileAnyway has a music challenge going for March. If you would like to participate read more about it here. 

I usually don’t post a song on the weekends but due to my sister’s challenge, I cannot resist doing so. I thought I’d pick some songs I would not post on a regular Song-of-the-Day post. Read more ›

Day 4 – #musicalmarch🎵🎵

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My sis, Ritu over at ButISmileAnyway has a challenge going for March called #musicalmarch. If you would like to participate read more about it here. 

I usually don’t post a song on the weekends but due to my sister’s challenge, I cannot resist doing so. I thought I’d pick some songs I would not post on a regular Song-of-the-Day post. So here I go with a song by Connie Francis from 1961. The 60’s were a time when many artists performed in German (think of The Beatles or even Elvis Presley). I love her voice and her songs were so typical for the 60’s sound.  Read more ›

24 Days of Grateful and Announcement

Alexandra of AlexandraWriteNow  is doing a wonderful challenge from Dec. 1 – 24 and she calls it 24 Days of Grateful and it is about posting one thing a day I am grateful for.  Everybody feel free to join in!

Lisa of Life Of An El Paso Women nominated me for The 12 Days of Christmas challenge too. Although I cannot participate in that one too I try to give it justice by including it in my Grateful posts!

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24 Days of Grateful

Alexandra of AlexandraWriteNow  is doing a wonderful challenge from Dec. 1 – 24 and she calls it 24 Days of Grateful and it is about posting one thing a day I am grateful for.  Everybody feel free to join in!

Lisa of Life Of An El Paso Women nominated me for The 12 Days of Christmas challenge too. Although I cannot participate in that one too I try to give it justice by including it in my Grateful posts!

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Song of the Day

Just back from my wonderful friendship meetings in the States. It was hard to leave as always. But I know that I will be back soon. It is so wonderful to have friends all over the world!

I have to catch up with a lot and hope that I can be back in my regular blogging routine soon. By then please forgive me when I am still a little off the place.

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Song of the Day

I heard this song yesterday on the radio and knew I had to post it today. The song moved me a lot because that is what we experience here every day. I know I repeat myself but what we find here on this blogsphere is still a miracle to me. We live a concept which is the recipe of peace and healing. We are experiencing a gathering and connection of spirits with different origines and different kinds of lives. We not only want to be part of other people’s circle but also want to have others in our circle. We experience the magic and power of oneness. When it is possible to live this concept in the small then it is possible to apply it in every part of our lives and in the world itself.

I choose the original video for this song. It leads into the matter in a wonderful way.

Love can build a bridge
Between your heart and mine
Love can build a bridge
Don’t you think it’s time?
When we stand together, it’s our finest hour
We can do anything, anything
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Song of the Day

Happy Saturday all together. Hope you all are having a sunny day regardless of the weather. I had a song in mind today which reminds me to some light summer days. Read more ›

Song of the Day

Hi friends, hope you are all well. We are having a sunny day over here. But even if the sun wouldn’t have dawned today it always shines on WordPress.

Because you are all amazing. Read more ›

Song of the Day – Here I Am

I am back friends and I rush in with full power! Although this song would fit a Tidbit Tuesday it played in my head when I knew I was ready to conquer the world again. Read more ›

Song of the Day

Our bass playing blog sister Marissa requested the first Song of the Day. It definitely is a perfectly fitting song for the season. I still remember that song very well back in 1983. It was played on the radio stations up and down.  Here for you, Marissa 😊 Read more ›

Song of the Day

The heat wave continues… we are at 100°F. That means time for another Summer song. Another 80s’ treasure. A hot song, for a hot day, sang by …. woooo!!! Read more ›

Song of the Day – A Classic One

I don’t know why but out of the blue I had this song playing in my head. It touched my heart deeply at the right moment. That’s why I want to share it with you. The song is from 1975. There are no more explanation needed. Enjoy! Read more ›

Song of the Day

I love the 80s songs of Whiney Houston. I just had some in mind and felt like posting one as my song of the day. I always enjoyed her ballads. Read more ›

Song of the Day

Yesterday I did a little clean up of my folders. I found this link and remembered that many years ago a friend sent it to me. I listened to it and remembered how much I liked the song. To me it is an anthem to the love that’s always around us in order to shelter, comfort, and guide us. Read more ›

Song of the Day: Crucified

Lately I stumbled over a song I often heard in the morning when driving to work in 1991. The band is pretty “special” and so is the video. Why did I just think of that song today… it is Sunday and people are in church right now…. uhm… yes, not me. But I like the view on this beautiful spring morning… 😃 Read more ›

New Guest Song: Michele Maffei

I am so happy to present another great blogger who allowed me to post one of his productions on my page Guest Songs. Read more ›

International Song of the Day

I felt like making Wednesday my “international” song of the day. I would like to post songs from different countries or in different languages. Here in Europe we are used to listening to several languages such as French, Italian, Spanish, or many others. I would like to start with a song of an Israeli woman. The song was released in the late 70s but only the remix of 1988 made it into the European charts. It even is partly English. I always loved that song and listening to it again I have to say I still do!!! Enjoy! Read more ›

Song of the Day!

The weather is gorgeous for days now. We have temperatures in the higher 70s, my garden is almost done, and I feel blossoming like nature around me. I am happy and full of beans. So many wonderful things are waiting for me this year. I am so happy about my wonderful community which is making my day every day. Therefore I felt like posting one of my ultimate favorite songs which makes my mood growing to the max! Read more ›

Song of the Day!

It is Monday!!! Yeah!!! What could be more fitting as another Monday song. No, not the Bangles yet. But I am sure they will show up as well! I hope you enjoy this classic! Again reminded to the relaxing sound of the ocean and the warm wind at the beach of SoCal. Read more ›

Song of the Day!

One classic title that brings my blood to a boil. Have a great Sunday and enjoy the power of Rock of the 80s! Read more ›

Song of the Day

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When I looked to the mountains yesterday I couldn’t resist to take a picture. It was too beautiful. Day and night playing with the light and this single big bright shining star on the top sparkling in the darkening evening sky. I immediately had this song in mind – passionate and magical like the evening sky. Read more ›

Song of the Day

Do you remember who’s Axel Foley? Yes, that’s Eddy Murphy in Beverly Hills Cop. Did you know that actually Silvester Stallone was supposed to play Axel? They did exchange him because the costs for the action scenes exploded. When Eddy Murphy was called they simply turned the action scenes into comedy scenes. A completely different movie. Thank God!!! Because it is just great the way it turned out. Read more ›

Holes in the Sky

After watching Insurgent yesterday I want to share a beautiful and touching title of the soundtrack as my Song of the Day. I still think about the movie and recommend watching it.
Here are some quotes from the movie:

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Song of the Day!

Today’s song is something very special. I love Paul McCartney and here he is with Linda McCartney. She was the love of his life, his muse and the woman who stuck to him, backed him up, and supported him whatever. It was so sad when she passed. There is also a beautiful song he wrote for her. Read more ›

Hot Californian Dreams!

Yesterday a friend posted a song that reminded me to my beautiful California. I felt again how much I already miss it. Since I had to let go of my best friend I did not want to go there too soon. But I realize that I love that place so much more than I thought. Also it shows me that I am in peace with the past. I hope I can make it this year. Read more ›

Guest Song: Mihran Kalaydjian

Another great musician allowed me to add one of his songs to my page Guest Songs. This one comes from Mihran Kalaydjian.
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Song of the Day!

I heard a lovely song this morning performed by Olly Murs. Unfortunately I don’t know the title and couldn’t find it on Youtube. I just know it is a duet. Anyway, while digging through the site I found this one and thought it was a really cute and funny song to start into the week. I hope you enjoy it: Read more ›

Song of the day!

Music is half of my life. I can’t imagine my life without music – no matter what style. I love to listen to music but I love even  more to make music. Music is vibration. Music is expression. Music carries endless messages and it doesn’t matter whether with or without lyrics. We can express our feelings through a song. When we are open-hearted we get insights, solutions, or confirmations when a certain song is played at the right moment.

I often speak through songs. That means when I have something important to say to someone I pick a song which expresses what I want to transmit. I used music this way all my life. Read more ›

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