This week’s playlist can only be about one thing now the summer has arrived here in Britain… Yes that’s right, summer is here so wherever you are and whatever you’re doing, whether working (booo!) or playing (yay!) here’s 15 songs from the Beach Boys, James Brown, Van Morrison, Quincy Jones, Pink Floyd, Isley Brothers and more to make that sun shine even brighter. Enjoy!
A 60 track playlist featuring heaven, hell, Jesus, the Devil and all those friendly and things. With artists like Johnny Cash, Billie Holiday, Fats Domino, Depeche Mode, Bob Dylan and many more…a reflective playlist fit for judgement day! (although we are not implying that is happening any time soon…or ever!) “Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.” – Mark Twain There are some days when everything is nice and calm and lightweight, and there are some days filled with dread and second guessing and guilt trips. But since we like to keep a ying – yang balance, Read more »
“Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody I do not know.” – John Keats, English poet. “Music, like rain, drop by drop, seeps in to hearts and enlivens it” – Romain Rolland, French writer and mystic The relationship between music and the weather is an easy one to understand. Both are capable of many shades and varieties and it’s no accident that songwriters throughout the ages have picked up on how useful an analogy can be made between the ever-changing moods of both the weather and people, being that Read more »
As our regular readers will already know, we here at MVD love to dig through the history of pop music in all its forms and we love to build playlists on Spotify too. And it is with this in mind that we hit upon the idea of digging back to the birth of rock and roll and moving forward to compile decade-by-decade playlists of the music we consider to be the most important and representative of each era, and then alongside that we wanted to try and provide some historical context. There will inevitably be stuff we´ve missed out and you may well read Read more »