Pikekyss – “Vi Burde Danse” (We Should Dance).

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Today, let’s listen to some light rock. Pikekyss is a group from Norway, who usually seem to make quite happy and energetic music, which is really nice to listen to. I haven’t listened to all of their music but what I have listened to sounds good to me. Their name can be literally translated as girl’s kiss, but what they refer to (I guess) is some kind of meringue which in Norway is called pikekyss. This is the first song by them that I’ve ever heard. I got the translation from

here,

and it goes like this:

 

In time to the music

trying to find home

waiting forever for the tram

think I should find the way myself

It’s always the same way

even though the world spins around me

the evening is way too young to give up

We should dance

forget all about being adults

talk to me about anything

don’t think about anything

My pulse is up

why is everything closed

I never think to stop

in the morning everything is forgotten

round me the streets are empty

I think the whole of Oslo is sleeping

don’t want to believe the night is over

We should dance

forget all about being adults

talk to me about anything

don’t think about anything

We are not the same as the others

you and I will never get old

we are not the same as the others

no reason not to dance

We should dance

forget all about being adults

talk to me about anything

don’t think about anything

Song of the day (2nd October) – Ben Hamer & Rhianna Loren – “Dawnsio’n Rhydd” (Dance Freely).

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I haven’t shared any music with you in ages! But recently, I’ve learnt about a lot of new music, and among it is also a whole lot of new Welsh music. This time, I want to share with you a song that appeared in this year’s Cรขn I Gymru (A Song For Wales) competition, which took place in late February. This duo didn’t turn out to be winners, probably because their actual Cรขn I Gymru performance was rather mediocre in my humble opinion, and, while the song itself is very nice, there were some really stunning competitors who at least to me felt like they had more of a memorable potential, but still just like I said it’s very nice and so I’m sharing it today with you.

I’ve no idea who Ben Hamer is, but I know that Rhianna Loren is an actress and played in a very popular Welsh-language TV series Pobol Y Cwm (People Of The Valley). She hasn’t made any more music though, at least not under her own name that I’d know of, and I wonder whether perhaps she will in the future.

Because the WP people are being really obtrusive with the block editor, those of us who don’t like it for all sorts of reasons have to find workarounds to make blogging still work for us. I am considering writing more of my posts via email, although in the past I’ve always shared music with you via the WordPress website in the classic editor as it can embed videos from YouTube or music from Spotify/Soundcloud easier. In this post I am going to try embed the link to the song via my email client. Just letting you know in case it’s going to be a failure and if something is wrong with the link or it doesn’t display correctly for you, now you know why and you can check back in a minute and I’ll have it fixed.

Sheesh, didn’t work! ๐Ÿ™โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก Well, here’s the link.

Martha Tilston – “Songs That Make Sophie Fizz”.

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Today, I’m going to share with you a song by Martha Tilston – who belongs to my most favourite English folk singers. She is really talented and expressive, and I like her light and airy voice a lot. I also love her finger style guitar play very much! She has a lot of connections to people who make folk music, coming from a very folk-oriented family. Her father is the singer Steve Tilston, and her stepmother is Maggie Boyle, who is also a well-known folk singer and musician, hailing from Ireland. So a lot of family friends are folk musicians, or somehow related to folk music scene as well. But Martha’s music is quite a lot different from what her father or stepmother does. She’s been leaning more towards alternative scene, especially at the beginning of her career, and I like that!

I just have some nice associations with the song I’m going to share with you. It reminds me very much of my own sis Sophie, who perhaps is not a big fan of this song, but a lot of things definitely make her fizz, and music does the most. She loves to dance, and rollerskate as well. To make it more funny, the Sophie i the song is indeed Martha’s “big sis”. So it makes her another artist on my blog who has a sister called Sophie (or some variation of this name) and who wrote a song about/for her. The other one is Ji Nilsson, whose sister is Sofi. Isn’t that so very cool?! I guess Sophies make the best sisters!

 

Song of the day (16th January) – JulieMaria – “Jyske Piger Danser Bedre” (Jutland Girls Dance Better).

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Sorry I’m late with this. I think there hasn’t been much Danish music on my blog so far. That doesn’t amaze me a lot though because, although I certainly like this language, somehow there’s not much Danish music, especially Danish language music, that I am familiar with so far. This singer – Julie Maria – seems to be fairly popular in her home country, and I think this song is cool.