Monday, February 29, 2016

Josefin Nilsson is dead

I'm sorry to hear that Swedish pop singer Josefin Nilsson has passed away, only forty-six years old. She is perhaps best known as the lead singer of pop group Ainbusk who found success with singles such as "Lassie" and "Älska Mej". Josefin also competed in Melodifestivalen 2005 – the Swedish pre-selection to the Eurovision Song Contest – with the beautiful ballad "Med Hjärtats Egna Ord".

I still love Josefin's solo album "Shapes" from 1993, written by former ABBA members Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson. Maybe this is what ABBA would've sounded like if they had still been recording music in the nineties? If you enjoy Josefin's voice, you must get this album. It's a pop masterpiece.

My personal favourites by Josefin are "Heaven And Hell", "We Won't Be Going Anywhere", "Where The Whales Have Ceased To Sing" and "High Hopes And Heartaches (Radio Remix)". A magical voice has gone silent and will be missed by fans worldwide.

Rest in peace, Josefin.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Hunk of the day: Joseph Morgan

Hunk of the day is the British actor Joseph Morgan. He was born 1981 in London but grew up in Wales. I first saw him as bad boy vampire Klaus Mikaelson on the American TV series "The Originals" and "The Vampire Diaries". The character is so charming!

Joseph also starred in movies such as "Immortals", "Alexander" and "Mansfield Park". He also played a small part in the gay themed miniseries "The Line Of Beauty" from 2006. Check out the photo down below. Who can resist that smile?

Foto: Gage Skidmore

Monday, February 22, 2016

Alexandra Stan - I Did It, Mama!

Romanian artist Alexandra Stan is perhaps best known for her 2011 hit single "Mr. Saxobeat". I recently discovered her latest single "I Did It, Mama!" and now I can't get enough of it. It's an electronic dance-pop track, perfect for dancing. I also recommend the cool nineties inspired remix "I Did It, Mama! (Armageddon Turk 90's It Grrrl Mix)".

Check out the video down below. The track is out on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Brothers - A Tale Of Two Sons

I recently finished playing "Brothers - A Tale Of Two Sons", a beautiful adventure game developed by Starbreeze Studios and directed by Swedish movie director Josef Fares. The game was originally released back in 2013, but in 2015, a new version was released for the Playstation 4 and Xbox One, featuring enhanced graphics and bonus content. I've been playing the PS4 version and I really enjoyed it.

The game follows two brothers on a quest to find a cure for their dying father. You control both brothers at the same time, solving puzzels and travelling through the beautiful and sometimes frightening world, inspired by Nordic folklore. The story is very touching and stays with you long after you've finished playing the game.

You can order the enhanced edition of "Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons" from Amazon UK and Amazon US.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Marilyn Monroe in new Snickers ad

Do you remember the Snickers ad starring "Dynasty" divas Joan Collins and Stephanie Beacham? Now, another famous diva is starring in a new ad. She happens to be my biggest idol Marilyn Monroe. The ad almost gave me goose bumps. It's so cool that they can use CGI to bring dead legends back to life.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Cathy Dennis - Move To This (Re-release)

This week, I've been listening a lot to the reissue of Cathy Dennis' amazing pop album "Move To This" from 1990-1991. The reissue includes the original album and loads of bonus tracks and remixes, digitally remastered on two CD's.

The hit singles "Touch Me (All Night Long)", "Just Another Dream", "Too Many Walls" and "C'mon And Get My Love" are included. The album is a must for fans of Kylie and Dannii Minogue, Shep Pettibone and nineties dance-pop in general.

The reissue of "Move To This" was released in September 2014 by Universal and can be ordered from Amazon UK and Amazon US.

"Move To This" tracklist - CD 1

1. Just Another Dream
2. Touch Me (All Night Long)
3. C'mon And Get My Love
4. Too Many Walls
5. Tell Me
6. Everybody Move
7. Move To This
8. My Beating Heart
9. Got To Get Your Love
10. Taste My Love
11. Just Another Dream (Danny D 7" Edit)
12. Touch Me (All Night Long) (7" Mix)
13. That's The Way Of The World
14. Too Many Walls (Acoustic Mix)
15. Love Is
16. Everybody Move (7" Radio Edit)
17. Just Another Dream (7" Mix)
18. Everybody Move (Padapella)
19. Just Another Dream (Paul Simpson U.S. Remix)

"Move To This" tracklist - CD 2

1. C'mon And Get My Love (Dance Hall Mix)
2. Just Another Dream (12" Mix)
3. Everybody Move (Everybody’s House Mix)
4. Touch Me (All Night Long) (Club Mix)
5. Too Many Walls (L'Autre Mix)
6. C'mon And Get My Love (Spaghetti Western Mix)
7. Everybody Move (Everybody's Club Mix)
8. Just Another Dream (Funky Love Mix)
9. C'mon And Get My Love (Dedication Mix)
10. Just Another Dream (Nightlife Mix)
11. Just Another Dream (Alternative Bass Mix)