Category Music

The Ghost of What Could Have Been: An Ode to a Lost Love

You should know by now that I am a sucker for sad songs that brings out despair and tristesse. “Arcane” is a captivating animated television series by Netflix originating from Riot Games’ “League of Legends.” The series introduces viewers to the twin cities of Piltover and Zaun, an enchanting world teeming with intricate characters, a […]

Mistaken For Strangers – the ultimate rockumentary?

There are rockumentaries, and then there’s “Mistaken For Strangers,” a delightful, offbeat film about The National that makes ‘Spinal Tap’ look like an episode of ‘Downton Abbey.’ Tom Berninger, the lesser-known brother of The National’s frontman Matt Berninger, finds himself cast in the unfamiliar role of a roadie for the band’s world tour. Unfamiliar, of […]

“I am the Antichrist to You” by Kishi Bashi: A Deep Dive into Melancholy and Indie Rock

There’s something magical about sad music, and a raw, unfiltered emotion that resonates deeply within our spirit. Indie rock, with its introspective lyrics and often melancholic melodies, has a unique way of capturing this sentiment. One song that encapsulates this beautifully is “I am the Antichrist to You” by Kishi Bashi. Kishi Bashi is a […]

An Ode to The National: A Journey through Melancholy and Heartache

From the first time I listened to The National’s haunting melodies and introspective lyrics, I knew I had found a band to accompany me through life’s highs and lows. My first encounter with The National was after the release of “Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers” and when they released “Boxer”, I found it set my […]

Review: Ricochets – Closer to the Light

Reunions is one thing. Getting back together and releasing a new album is another. You will always be judged by your original releases. But, did Ricochets just release the best Norwegian rock album of the year with “Closer to the Light”? Let’s find out! Ricochets impressed critics with their albums between 2000-2005 before they disappeared […]

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Motivation is an essential ingredient for success – and music helps!

Motivation is an essential ingredient for success, whether it’s in sports, work, or any other aspect of life. It’s the driving force that pushes us to achieve our goals, even when things get tough. And one of the most effective ways to get motivated is through music. Motivational music is specifically designed to inspire and […]

Best (rock) albums in 2021

Despite the rollercoaster ride of 2021, music remains incredibly important and there have been many great new albums released! Here are some of my favorite albums of the year. And the only thing that I’ve doneThis month is drink beer andMasturbate, and ignorePhone calls from youWhat else am I supposed to do? This lyrical gem […]

Topp 100 Norwegian Rock Songs 1990-2020

See you in the mosh pit! Make a list of the top 100 Norwegian Rock songs between 1990 and 2020. How hard can that be? Well, it turned out to be a lot of work – but ended up with a nice list! When I read an article from Egon Holstad about his top 100 […]

Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers

They could have sounded like Pavement, but The National ended up sounding like… The National! Meet one of my favorite bands and their album “Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers” Life is an endless line of stories and challenges. Some you win and some you lose. The National tells stories too, through the fantastic voice of […]

Get Motivated!

I enjoy motivational music (a kind of guilty pleasure…) and I have put together a colleciton of my favourite music for use in presentations, kick-offs, or any other events where you would like to boost the audience, push their confidence or just get them going!  Updated 20th May 2014 – Elton John, The Go! Team […]