All posts tagged: Music

A Dedicated Playlist

The reason I was in Thailand recently was to help celebrate my friend Melenie’s 40th Birthday.  As some of you know I post one photo and one song a day on Instagram.  This playlist is dedicated to Melenie. Listening to it will always take me back to the three glorious weeks I spent in Thailand. 1  Beautiful Day U2 2  Eye Of The Tiger Survivor 3  Useless Depeche Mode (The Kruder & Dorfmeister Session) 4  There She Goes The La’s 5  It’s Tricky Run-DMC 6  Until We Shine David August 7  Total Giovanni Human Animal 8  Lovlee Dae Blaze 9  Plan Moe Turk (Silkast Remix) Feat. Sanna Heartfield 10  Troubled Girl Karen Ramirez (Spanish Version) 11  All By Myself Eric Carmen 12  Stretch In Tropic Sunshine Budda Bar Vol 8 13  Another Day In Paradise Phil Collins 14  Body & Soul Billie Holiday 15  Secret Place Gabe & Thomaz Krauze 16  Orange Blossom Special Johnny Cash 17 Twisting By The Pool Dire Straits 18  Learn To Fly Foo Fighters 19  Jump Madonna 20  Happy Max Sedgley 21  One Night In Bangkok Murray Head 22 Positively Me Tess Henley You can find these songs on iTunes or YouTube.

A Playlist From The Soul

On the first day of January 2014 I posted the above photo on Instagram. It was taken while lying on the beach at Byron Bay, in Australia.  It was the first day of a new year and I had decided to post one photo and one song a day for the entire year. It was to be a distraction while I experienced what grief really felt like for the first time in my life. I had no idea what lay ahead, but I wanted to be able to look back on the year and know when it came to the 1st January 2015 that I had made it through a difficult period of my life and could reflect on what had happened.  An easy task I thought, surely it can’t be that hard to post just one photo and one song each day? But it was a lot harder than I ever anticipated, especially when half way through the year I was faced with a second round of grief, my fathers mortality.  I watched him disappear …