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30 Day Song Challenge

Will be updated daily!

I found this on facebook and thought it rather fun, check it out here. I’ll join but I’ll do it here on the blog-.please feel free to follow -. post a link in the comment field and hopefully boyth yopu and I will foind some new, ol or forgotten classics. Btw click on like at the facebookgroup as well.

  • day 01 – your favorite song – not easy and clearly depending on the day – but today it’s:

  • day 02 – your least favorite song – how someone who has made decent aor / hard rock could degenerate into this is beyond me (do you not belive me check this up )!

  • day 03 – a song that makes you happy – though it breaks my heart Ronnie James Dio is no longer among us his voice always puts me in a good mood.

  • day 04 – a song that makes you sad – don’t know if any music really makes me sad – but the ambiance of this reminds me of sadness or perhaps loneliness

  • day 05 – a song that reminds you of someone – mayhap not someone in particular but those first slow-dances from school discos in middle school

  • day 06 – a song that reminds you of somewhere – Do you remeber where you were 1994 April 5th – I do! A sad day

  • day 07 – a song that reminds you of a certain event  – This song reminds me of the Jönköping fair where I worked for several consecutive years at Jönköpings skiv- och bokantikvariat (a second hand record an book store) – among the music played was lots of blues – and who’s the king if not Freddie…

  • day 08 – a song that you know all the words to – now here’s a cathogory with way to many songs so I’ll choose a classic

  • day 09 – a song that you can dance to –  If you call this dancing then I can dance 🙂 the Doom dance or doom stomp!!! I giveth to you Candlemass

  • day 10 – a song that makes you fall asleep – this is a song I like to fall asleep to, from an album I like to fall asleep to

  • day 11 – a song from your favorite band –  favourite band is a really hard one, there are so many to choose from, I feel ambivalent, I’m having second thoughts, its… its… its… well, perhaps not the best but sure enough a favourite band:

  • day 12 – a song from a band you hate  – This is most difficult, I can’t say that I really hate a band – though I strongly dislikes some and this is perhaps the first that came in mind

why? If you don’t remeber or is to young

  • day 13 – a song that is a guilty pleasure – I’m not the biggest fan of country music – but what the heck when its good its darn good

  • day 14 – a song that no one would expect you to love – I think this is impossible ’cause as I like music from most genres most people would probably not be chocked no matter what -though this might unexpected for at least some

  • day 15 – a song that describes you –  This is a song that describes my situation in many ways, I travel a lot, I travel where the jobs are and I always wants to tell a story…

…though my purpose is archaeology and cultural heritage!

  • day 16 – a song that you used to love but now hate – Both love and hate is perhaps strong words concerning this, growing up during the 80’s my boy room walls had two kinds of posters; heavy metal bands and semi naked girls e.g. Samantha Fox, Sabrina etc. I don’t think I ever loved this song but at the time it was on the table – hate is a strong word – I can’t say this is good but awakes memories of time past by… and it’s very much a product of the that time.

  • day 17 – a song that you hear often on the radio – a great tune from the other side

  • day 18 – a song that you wish you heard on the radio – an oldie but goldie if one of those can stem from the 90s

  • day 19 – a song from your favorite album – I feel very fragmented – so this classic is my choice

  • day 20 – a song that you listen to when you’re angry – this is a great song to get aggressions out – as well as great all along and a great album – listen to it 🙂

though this was a tough contender

  • day 21 – a song that you listen to when you’re happy – great song, great city

  • day 22 – a song that you listen to when you’re sad – Evil Elvis always seems to cheer me up…

  • day 23 – a song that you want to play at your wedding – cheesy – oh yes but the again what is love
  • day 24 – a song that you want to play at your funeral – I really couldn’t decide between these two songs – Though in the end I hope that there is someone else who chooses songs that reminds them of me!

  • day 25 – a song that makes you laugh
  • day 26 – a song that you can play on an instrument
  • day 27 – a song that you wish you could play
  • day 28 – a song that makes you feel guilty
  • day 29 – a song from your childhood
  • day 30 – your favorite song at this time last year

Magnus Reuterdahl

12 songs

I got challenged by Asa M Larsson at Ting & Tankar (Blog in Swedish) to present 12 songs that mean something or that might say something about me, this challenge originates from another Swedish blog; the real Mymlan.

I’m beat, I don’t know how many song I’ve added and then replaced and I can’t say that this list in anyway represent anything else than some songs that stuck with me …

12 songs isn’t really all that much, when I was younger I worked at second hand record store. At the time I started I was 15 or 16 and a metal head but the constant access to music, all kinds of music formed a basis of a much wider musical taste, which might not be obvious by checking out this list. At a time my record collection was quite large including several thousand LP’s, EP’s, singles and Cd’s. Today it’s a lot smaller; a few hundred CDs and ca 100 LP’s and a few singles but I also have accessibility to music via Spotify etc.

I’ll begin where it all started; I wanted the best and I got the best, the hottest band in the land; KISS. The first album I bought was Best of solo albums and then I was captured by big hair, big guitars and hard rock. This song is not from that album but from Hotter than hell (1975) – Going blind, this version live from the 1996 unplugged sessions.

After a while Kiss felt a bit soft and other band became more important such as the grandfathers of doom, the Birmingham fab four; Black Sabbath here performing in Paris 1970; notice that the old geezer is young and fab – War Pigs

And yet heavier it would be. Slayer made Metallica seems soft; Raining blood (1986)

Though I liked the heavy stuff it wasn’t really good as background music in the store so I found bands like Nazareth that was heavy but a little more mellow – Please don’t judas me(1975)

…and another fav was/is Thin Lizzy here with – Dancing In The Moonlight (1977)

During the 80’s the guitar driven metal by such as Eddie van Halen, Stevie Vai & Yngwie Malmsteen rose to fame. When I first heard No parole from rock n’ roll -live sentence I was blown away; Alcatrazz (1984)- Hiroshima mon amour

But times change and new influences came via the lost boys, in the soundtrack by Echo & The Bunnymen but originally by the Doors – People are strange (Live)

The 60’s became a new fountain of finding great music; a few gems

Marianne Faithfull – Scarborough Fair

…and the Velvet Underground – Pale Blue Eyes (Live)

During the late 80’s and 90’s I found more contemporary music such as Nirvana and Guns ‘n’ roses, but evil Elvis were way cooler and darker than them; Danzig – Blood And Tears (1992)

Another singer/songwriter with a dark streak is Nick Cave here w. P J Harvey in Henry Lee( live )

Now there’s lots and lots more I want to include on this list so I’m tempted to challenge myself on one of my other blogs but I guess that would be cheating… so I pass on the torch to; Alun Salt, Ulf Bodin, Erik Dardell, Claes Theliander, Pierre Petersson, Johan Normark och Micke Nordin or to anyone else who feels up to the challange!

At last number twelve; Konichiwa Bitches – Robyn


Magnus Reuterdahl

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