Winter Tunes

29. 1. 2017


Vždy mi viac vyhovovalo chladnejšie počasie. Keď si spomeniem na zimu z detstva, vybaví sa mi vôňa sušiacich sa mokrých oteplovákov na radiátore, nekonečné sánkovačky a dvojhodinové cesty zo školy, počas ktorých sme sa so spolužiačkami na taškách spúšťali z každého kopca, ktorý bol o trošku väčší než my samy. Ešteže po novom roku poriadne prituhlo a príroda vyzerá tak, ako si ju z tých čias pamätám. Rozdiel je len v tom, že som sa ešte nespustila na sánkach či na lopate zo žiadneho kopca a staré oteplováky zostali moľami rozožraté niekde u starej mamy na povale. Okrem toho som časom prišla aj na to, že čerstvo napadaný sneh si môžem užiť aj inak ako s roztápajúcou sa guľou za krkom.  Napríklad tak, že si pripravím čaj alebo horúcu čokoládu a pri počúvaní „zimných melódií“ si vychutnávam pohľad z okna na zamrznutú krajinu. Pri ktorých skladbách si automaticky predstavím túto idylku? Čítajte...

I have always felt more comfortable with colder weather. When I recall the winters of my childhood I must think of the scent of wet salopettes being dried on a radiator, endless sledging and two-hour long walks from school which we used to spent sledging down every hill we had in our way and which was a bit bigger than we were -using our schoolbags. Thank God that after New Year’s Eve it got even colder and the nature looks the same as I remember it from those days. The only difference is that I haven’t sledged anything yet and my old salopettes must lay eaten through by moths somewhere at my grandma’s attic. With time I have also realized that I can enjoy the freshly fallen snow in a different way than just with having a snowball melted behind my neck. I can for example prepare some tea or hot chocolate and while listening to some “winter tunes“ I can enjoy observing the frozen countryside from distance. Which songs automatically make me want to get cosy like this? Well, let‘s continue…

Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?

15. 1. 2017


Keď sa v roku 1948 v nemocnici na New Yorskom Manhattane narodil malý Steven Victor Tallarico, nikto nemal ani len tušenia aký živel prišiel na svet. Dnes jeho nezameniteľný hlas a charizmatický výzor poznajú ľudia po celom svete, pričom kapela, na ktorej čele stojí od samého začiatku, je na scéne už takmer päťdesiat rokov. Zaujímalo by Vás, ako túto šialenú jazdu vníma Steven sám?

In 1948, when the little Steven Victor Tallarico was born in a Manhattan’s Polyclinic Hospital, nobody could foresee what force of nature becomes of this boy. Sixty years later, all the people around the globe have heard his unmistakable voice and have seen his charismatic appearance whereas his band has already been active almost for fifty years. Are you interested in learning how the crazy ride has been perceived by Steven himself?

Top 10 most played albums of 2016

8. 1. 2017


Hudobne a koncertovo bol rok 2016 nielen zaujímavý ale hlavne plodný. K najpočúvanejším albumom roka však ako je už zvykom rada pridávam aj zopár novo objavených umelcov, ku ktorým si moje ušká s obľubou privykli. Vedeli by ste si vybrať svojich desiatich favoritov, ktorí sa Vám počas uplynulého roka neustále ocitali v playliste? Tých mojich nájdete v tomto hudobnom sumári J
Music-wise and concert-wise the entire 2016 was not only interesting but above all fruitful. As it is usually the way in these posts, I would like to add also some of the newly discovered artists to whom my ears used to listen to with delight. Would you be able to choose your ten favourites, which you have repeatedly found in your playlist throughout the past year? You can read about my picks in this music summary J
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