Category spotify playlist

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 […]

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Music and Playlists – Part 1, The Road Runner!

Looking back as long as I remember, music has been important to me. My first memories of music and how much of an impact it had on me is from my childhood, where I was flat out on the floor in front of our stereo – playing The Beatles’  Rubber Soul (1965), Revolver (1966), ”The […]

Bring Daddy Home For X-mas!

Yeah, it’s this time of the year. Christmas is coming. Santa Claus is coming. And we all like to cuddle up in front of the fireplace and listen to the good old carols. Naw! That has to change! Let me introduce Gringo Bandido! We’re talking about the Garage/Punk/Rock’n Roll outfit from my home town, Halden, […]

New sounds to the sadness – Wake Owl’s “Gold”

It was long overdue. And having friends over for dinner was the perfect excuse. I needed to update my playlist – Love & Lost Love. This time, I added four tracks; I And I Love And You (The Avett Brothers) When The Stars Go Blue (Ryan Adams) Gold (Wake Owl) What Is Love? (Never Shout […]

The Soundtrack of my Christmas

Christmas music and I did initially not get off well year as I was in Orlando, Florida late November and early December. It was 25-28 degrees Celsius and loads of really, really bad versions of traditional Christmas songs played everywhere; Hotel Lobbies, Shopping Malls, Restaurants and Diners. But, last night, it was time to get […]

Unconditional Love – The Ballad of Love and Hate

Christmas brings the full range of feelings; memories of people who’s not around anymore, love, doubt, fear of being lonely – all of them more visible and in the open. One of my favorite songs is by The Avett Brothers – The Ballad of Love and Hate. The Avett Brothers (Scott & Seth) are a […]

Falling in Love Just Make Me Blue

Soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months, and then taken outside and run over with a car! The most distinctive voice in music was described in such a fashionably correct manner by critic Daniel Durchholz in the book “Musichound Rock: The Essential Album Guide” by Gray Graff. […]

Isolation, depression and heartache

Does that sound familiar? If you like Indie rock, you will find the genre loaded with artists and band contribution to the depression. There are pearls in between the swine – but the vast majority of bands and artists in the “whimprock” space are quite frankly depressively dead boring. One of pearls and a great […]