Tuesday Ten: 217: Positivity

2014 has, frankly, been a fairly crap year for me, with bad things outweighing the good and what has felt like a constant battle with depression and my mental health. So, I set out recently to search out positive “alternative” songs, ones that belie the stereotype of us all moping around. And with thanks to many friends who got involved on a Facebook thread a few weeks ago for their various suggestions, not all of which could be used – but all were considered. I did stretch this to twelve rather than the usual ten, mind. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 217: Positivity”

Countdown: 1980s: Tracks: 40-21

A couple of years ago, I posted the best of the 90s, and the best of the 00s, from my point of view. Read more “Countdown: 1980s: Tracks: 40-21”

Tuesday Ten: 186: Television, the Drug of the Nation

Firstly, with apologies for the lack of content (comparatively) recently. Things have been rather chaotic in my life (far too many things from all sides) that have meant that a fair amount of writing for this site that I’ve had planned has either had to be delayed or shelved. As things – hopefully! – seem to be settling again now, let’s crank up the volume a bit. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 186: Television, the Drug of the Nation”

Tuesday Ten: 146: Short Songs

So, a return to my traditional Tuesday Tens after the end of year break for rounding up 2011. My girlfriend set me a challenge for two Tuesday Tens last week, and it seemed like an interesting idea. So here is the first part of it, and it will likely be the shortest Spotify Playlist I will ever post. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 146: Short Songs”

Tuesday Ten: 111: Betrayal

This week, I’m looking at being betrayed. It’s all thanks to one of these songs coming up on my iPod the other day and getting my mind thinking. It wasn’t hard to find ten songs, either. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 111: Betrayal”

Tuesday Ten: 064: Do You Remember The First Time?

As I said last week, I have suddenly had a short flush of inspiration for these Tuesday Tens at the moment. This one has taken me weeks to collate, gave me lots of ideas, and perhaps even more music to re-evaluate. This week it's about debut albums, and in particular ones I really like or left a lasting impression. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 064: Do You Remember The First Time?”