week 28 / a musical one

 

Music

Playlist

Ok. So this is good for my musical “allmänkunskap” (general knowledge?), and obviously some songs are very catchy, and some make me go “wtf?”.

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week 27 / a brainworm

Podcast/episode

https://sverigesradio.se/sida/avsnitt/1106297?programid=2071

Music

So, on Wednesday I woke with the chorus of this song – that I haven’t heard in over 10 years and don’t know the lyrics of – in my head:

Then Release Radar gave me this recommendation:

Reading list

https://pubs.aeaweb.org/doi/pdfplus/10.1257/aer.90.4.715

 

Recent discoveries

This post is part of the Endless Blog Challenge.

Recent discoveries.

This could be done in a number of different ways; an obvious way would be to do it on a theme, say music. Or it could be something more abstract, such as something you’ve learned. Or, if you’re not a fan of the theme idea, you could just list a few things you’ve discovered lately. If you want to make it easy on yourself you could list for example:

a track:

(yes, sorry, I realize I just posted this as a separate post, but this post has been in drafts for a while…)
an author:

Yaa Gyasi who wrote this wonderful book:

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a food:

I had Vietnamese food for the first time, and it was delicious. Can’t wait to have it again.

an insta/twitter account:

I was going to go “naaah”, but you know what? I suggest following never2sure on instagram (and here on WordPress). Friend and soon-to-be ex-colleague Lina is going on an adventure with her BF beginning of May – starting point is Bogotá! (It’ll be in English and random posts in German, so if that doesn’t sell this to at least Lisa, I don’t know what will?)

leave-in conditioner – this shiny fellow, which works like a charm:

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Reading tag

The post is part of the Endless Blog Challenge.

Amy at Curiouser and curiouser did the Currently Reading Tag a while back. Let’s do that!

Questions:

How many books do you usually read at once?
2-5, I guess. 1 while commuting, 1 as e-book, 1 as audiobook, 1 on the nightstand table.

If you’re reading more than one book at a time, how do you decide when to switch books?
That depends on how interesting the book in question is, usually they’re separated by where they lie (see above), and that’s where it’ll be read.

Do you ever switch bookmarks while you’re partway through a book?
Nah, I don’t care about bookmarks. Usually it’s an old train ticket or something.

Where do you keep the book(s) you’re currently reading?
See point 1!

What time of day do you spend the most time reading?
While commuting, so 7-8 and 17-18 (ish).

How long do you typically read in one sitting?
Probably 30-40 minutes. 

Do you read hardbacks with the dust jacket on or off?
Off!

What position do you mainly use to read?
Sitting up. Reading while lying down makes me fall asleep.

Do you take the book you’re currently reading with you everywhere you go?
Only if it’s really, really good.

How often do you update your Goodreads progress on the book you’re currently reading?
Almost never. Only on long books to show myself that I’m actually making some sort of progress.

5 bands/artists

This post is part of the Endless Blog Challenge.

5 bands/artists that have been recommended to you. And that you actually like. Do mention who or what recommended!

Aah, this made me slightly nostalgic about people who used to be in my life but that aren’t anymore.

  • Let’s start off with a friendly neighbor (i.e. Norwegian). I used to work with one, and her (also Norwegian) friend recommended Sivert Høyem/Madrugada:
  • And then we’ll continue by tagging Lisa who came up with the Endless Blog Challenge; Dustin Kensrue. Lovely voice, and look, he even made a cover of my favorite Imogen Heep song:
  • When both friend L (*wave at L*) and big brother recommend the same artist, you know it’s something special:
  • My old (as in, several years ago – he was not that old) Paul promoted this Norwegian band, that turned into one of my absolute favorites (and best live bands):
  • Before I met my SO and moved to NL and all that, I also knew one of his friends (who then got a gf, moved out and was never heard of again). This was one of his recommendations, and while I think it starts off a bit slow, I still quite enjoy it: