I’ve decided to start the “weekly finds” posts again, as they are a lot of fun for me and they also give an idea of what I read that influences my fiction (up to a point, obviously). I’ll still do Friday Favourite Music as well, but I think it will more often than not beContinue reading “Friday Stuff – Pondering Ideas, Reality, Widows, Tattoed Women, and a Song”
“Blou” (”Blue”) is another of my favourite songs, and I think this version — by Loki Rothman and Laurika Rauch — is my favourite version of it as well! (Lyrics and music by André Swiegers.) “Blou” (”Blue”) by Loki Rothman and Laurika Rauch
In which I share some of my favourite music by Radical Face and ruminate on some moods.
“Ashes of Eden” by Breaking Benjamin is another of those songs that I just can’t stop listening to…
It’s a few days before Christmas and here in South Africa the weather is sweltering, so it just seemed right to end my Christmas music Fridays with some local Christmas songs! I start off with Somerkersfees (Summer Christmas), followed by Sonneblom uit Bethlehem (Sunflower From Bethlehem), Hierdie kind (This Child) and Kersfees in Kaapstad (Christmas inContinue reading “Favourite Christmas Music Friday: Some Afrikaans Songs”
Just in time for the weekend, a throwback to one of my favourite Bon Jovi songs!
Written by Ingrid Jonker, this poem is from Kantelson (1966), which was publishedshortly after her suicide. Absolutely beautiful.
Okay, I know this is a new song, but I’ve listened to it how many times and am just completely in love with it. Photo by Robert Zunikoff on Unsplash
It’s nothing new that music can influence mood – sometimes quite significantly. Music can conjure up old memories – both good and bad – but also take you away from the present moment into a place of serenity and calmness. I find that music can help me on dark and difficult days – and itContinue reading “My favourite music for dark days”
Written for Microcosms, my prompts were “musician”, “Hamburg” and “fairy tale”. Mana’s Gold The harp’s music drifted over the still-sleeping town with its looming castle. Though not yet light, Mana sat in the room at the top of the castle’s tallest tower and played the golden harp by the light of a lantern. As sheContinue reading “Flash Fiction: Mana’s Gold”