This is the start of my celebration for my 4th blogoversary. I've been so busy lately, that I didn't have the time to post this on the right date. February 4th was the moment where I started this blog, a short time after I discovered Goodreads and the blogosphere.
For my first blogoversary I looked at some of my stats and my first friends (1st blogoversary post) My second started with a new design (the one I still have), I shared 10 random facts about me, my blogging methods and I talked about some of my favorite TV shows at that time. I sort of forgot about my third blogoversary and I didn’t have the time to celebrate it, but I thought it was time to throw another party!
I think it’s great to get to know a blogger on a more personal level. It changes someone from a face behind the computer screen to a real life person. This is one of the reasons I started doing Monthly recaps (and how I enjoy writing them!) and why I started Mel in Movieland, because I love so many other things besides reading. I think tags are a great way to get more personal too, like the 20 things you might not know about me tag. I opened up a lot on my blog by sharing my bullying story, my fear of making language mistakes and by telling that I’m socially awkward. I think it’s fantastic that I’m able to share all these things with you guys and how supportive you always are.
I told you before that Blogging has changed my life in so many ways – and I still stand behind everything I said. I am now friends with so many inspiring people who motivate me. If I look at how much I have grown as a blogger and how many things I still want to explore, I don’t think I will grow tired of blogging any time soon. Thank you all for sticking around and for being the awesome you.
Now on to the purpose of this post; after a quick look through my older posts, I realized I have never talked about music before. I am someone who listens to music all the time, especially while I’m reading. Silence makes me nervous and too aware of other noises, so I love to put on some of my favorite music. I’ve gone through a lot of different music styles. When I was younger I was a big fan of rock. Kamelot, Nightwish and Within Temptation are three bands I was obsessed with. Nowadays I prefer slower and softer music, so almost everything I listen to is Folk/Indie.
This band started my love. They are a British folk rockband from London. Marcus Mumford, Winston Marshall, Ben Lovett and Ted Dwane also started in 2007. In 2013 they went on a break with no end date, but in 2014 they luckily returned and they released a new album this year with a different sound. I think Wilder Mind is my favorite album by this band so far. Check out their number Home, which I can’t find on any cd. It’s amazing. I am also incredibly excited, because I managed to purchase two tickets for their concert in May this year. It's my second concert ever and I am thrilled I was fast enough to buy those tickets.
Swedish folkduo with the sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg. They started in 2007 and write their own music. They have four albums and their last two (The lion’s roar and Stay gold) are my favorite ones. I adore: To a poet, Stay gold and A long time ago.
An American folk rockband from Denver. Gitarist and singer Wesley Schultz, drummer and mandolin player Jeremiah Fraitest and celiste, pianist and mandolin playster Neyla Pakerek. They have one album and I’m in love with Ho Hey and Stubborn love. Their new album is on the way.
I recently discovered Hurricane love, a Swedish band, and I just can’t stop listening to their songs. I’m forever sad that this group recently announced that they stopped. They started in 2012 and released one album. It’s crazy that people who are so passionate and who can sing SO beautiful live are so unknown. Just listen to it: Nowhere to go (acoustic live) and Only human (acoustic live)
A British alternative folk band from West London, started in 2012. Numbers: Agape, The love we stole, Above the clouds of Pompeii and A year ago today.
Passenger is the artist name of the British singer-songwriter Michael Rosenberg. He has a total of seven albums and he makes folk, indie pop and indie rock songs. He has so many good songs, here is one to get the idea of what he makes: Fear of fear.
Some random numbers I really like:
Boy & Bear – Southern sun.
Tom Odell – Another love.
Sia – Elastic heart.
The head and the heart – Josh McBride. (live version)
Mighty oaks – Just one day.
Vance Joy - Fire & Flood. I think you might know him from Riptide.
Jason Isaac - Waiting here.
Matthew and the Atlas - I followed fires.
I'm also a fan of Adele, Birdy and Coldplay. That’s it you guys! Here is an idea of what type of music I listen too.
Do you have any recommendations? Do you also like any of these bands?