Two weeks ago I was invited on an after-hours tour of Canada’s Library of Parliament in Ottawa, Ontario. Built between 1859 and 1876, the Library is the only original remaining part of the Centre Block of Parliament – the rest burned down in a fire in 1916. The Library was saved thanks to a fast-thinking clerk and a pair of steel doors. I only visited the Library of Parliament once before, on a Girl Guide field trip to Ottawa […]
I’m a sucker for a good bass line. This song by Glass Animals – an indie rock band from Oxford, England – delivers. When you grow up living with a sibling who plays the bass guitar non-stop, you cannot help but develop an ear for new, distinctive, groovy bass riffs. In fact, it is to your advantage to recommend new tracks to your sibling, otherwise you’re just stuck listening to “Aeroplane” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers on repeat. I also […]
I’m a big fan of Sofia Coppola. Her films are so atmospheric. Her first feature-length film, The Virgin Suicides, has such a hazy aura; you can almost feel the humidity. What adds to the film’s uneasy ambience is the soundtrack by Air. When I see stills from the film, I can already hear the opening lonely piano notes of “Playground Love” in my mind. Virgin Suicides was one of the first films that made me realize that certain lasting images […]
Categories: Alternative, Electropop, Indie, Pop, singer-songwriter, Soul, Swedish, Uncategorized • Tags: Air, atmosphere, Dream pop, film, Lykke Li, movies, music, photo editing, photography, piano, pine trees, Sofia Coppola, Sweden, trees, twilight, Virgin Suicides
Winter has arrived to my neck of the literal woods. I’ve been away for a few days and I returned to find the green and brown landscape thickly blanketed in white. For some reason, the arrival of snow every year brings about a seasonal change in my taste of music. Like switching from rosé to red wine, my music preferences become a lot heavier. My appreciation grows for a strong, honest voice and beautiful, heavy orchestration. Out with the easygoing troubadours and […]
Hello all! Apologies for a slow week, but I’ve been busy updating the Snapshots and Needle Drops facebook page. Please ‘like’ it if you’ve not done so already, and a big big thank you!! for those of you who have. Other new additions to the site include a subscription box/button, so you can signup up for email updates if you’re so inclined. I also added a a search bar and an archives for the site which are sorted by month […]
Okay, I’ve been reading about blogs for the past few hours and now I have a headache so I’ll make this quick. Plain and simple: I love music and I love blogs with photos. I’m going to be posting my photos and selecting music to go alongside them. Welcome to Snapshots and Needle Drops. Sweet deal? Awesome. Thanks for dropping by.