Playlist - Female Voices

For some reason that I can't actually remember I started making a playlist of songs sang by women last night. Actually, going back through my thought process, it started with me randomly listening to Catatonia, remembering how much I liked them in the 90's and then automatically moving on to Mazzy Star and Garbage. Then I just decided to make a playlist of female artists who had touched me at some point in my life, and most probably continue to do so. It started smallish and then just grew to 123 songs. There are probably some that I missed, and there is definitely more than one song for those that I would (and most likely still do) listen to over and over again. I had to reduce some in places, and I wish I could have added more of others, but I think it's quite complete.

A lot of the 90's favourites like Hole, L7, Belly, Throwing Muses, passing through Stevie Nicks, Tracy Chapman, all my favourite Motown ladies, Etta and Ella, on to some 80's (I nearly forgot Madonna, but added her at the last minute), my folky ladies, and some newer talents. And of course, Don't Need The Sunshine, my favourite Catatonia song.

I will make a playlist of male voices in the next few days!

Enjoy - link to playlist on Spotify below.

Another happiness-inducing playlist

I kind of woke up on the unhappy side of the bed today, so while I was procrastinating over writing some really boring articles I needed to submit this afternoon I made a new playlist. I am not going to apologise about putting two songs by the Ronettes in the playlist, because they make me happy and I love them more very very much.

How can a mix of the following artists not make anyone happy?!: Martha Reeves, The Ronettes, Elvis, The Crystals, The Shirelles, Otis, Roy Orbison, Mary Wells, The Temptations and so on...



Merry Christmas!

Christmas is my favourite holiday, even more important than New Years Eve and my birthday. Not because of the presents, just because I just love the whole tradition of family, friends, food and fun (ha I got an alliteration in there!). I have so many heart-warming Christmas memories, from when I was very young, waiting for Father Christmas to arrive (and yes, one year I did hear him land on the roof, sleigh bells and all).

Anyway, I just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. This year has been a very tough one for many people I know (including myself), so let's all aim to have a much better 2011, with as much happiness and love as possible.