Tune Thursday: Goldfrapp – Ocean feat. Dave Gahan

Hello all. Yes, Tune Thursday isn’t a thing. But I spent all day getting my Gollancz open call in (just minor tidying, but this month has been so busy this has been the first chance) and my streak is now at the number where I am reluctant to abandon it just because I don’t have […]

#musicmonday – Someone Somewhere in Summertime by Simple Minds

Hi all, and welcome to another Music Monday, an idea that originated at The Tattooed Book Geek – ‘just a nobody with a blog’ (wordpress.com). Let’s take things back to the 80s with some fantastic new wave. It all starts with that brilliant stuttery riff, warm and searching. The song builds slow, the synths providing the […]

#musicmonday – Drawing Down The Rain by A Forest of Stars

Hi all, and welcome to another Music Monday, an idea that originated at The Tattooed Book Geek – ‘just a nobody with a blog’ (wordpress.com). Today we are serving up some avant-garde black metal This song is a trip. It goes through so many moods, from wonder to aggression to despair. It’s a song about seeking […]

#musicmonday – The Fianna by Cruachan

Hi all, and welcome to another Music Monday, an idea that originated at The Tattooed Book Geek – ‘just a nobody with a blog’ (wordpress.com). Staying with the fantasy theme, I’ve got for a song paying tribute to some of the heroes of the taproot texts – The Fianna. A beautiful song, is it not? The […]

#musicmonday – Ask The Mountains by Vangelis

Hi all, and welcome to another Music Monday, an idea that originated at The Tattooed Book Geek – ‘just a nobody with a blog’ (wordpress.com). So there was only one choice of artist for this Monday, as the music world just lost a real one. His work as a soundtrack composer means you almost definitely know […]

#musicmonday – Rohan Themes by Howard Shore

Hi all, and welcome to another Music Monday, an idea that originated at The Tattooed Book Geek – ‘just a nobody with a blog’ (wordpress.com). Continuing the fantasy themed songs, it’s to give you a song that will have you ready to charge through Monday, even if it is to ruin and the world’s ending And […]

#musicmonday – The Disenchanted Forest by Skyclad

Hi all, and welcome to another Music Monday, an idea that originated at The Tattooed Book Geek – ‘just a nobody with a blog’ (wordpress.com). We will be continuing the wyrd and wonderful theme with a song that includes a fantasy story all about a forest. Very appropriate. It’s a nice straight forwards piece of stompy […]

#musicmonday – Anvil of Crom by Basil Poledouris

Hi all, and welcome to another Music Monday, an idea that originated at The Tattooed Book Geek – ‘just a nobody with a blog’ (wordpress.com). It being Wyrd & Wonder, I want to go with a fantasy theme for this month’s Music Monday. And what with it being a bank holiday and me struggling to remember […]