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What’s on my playlist – Fatima

February 25, 2016

In my Tunesday posts, I share with my readers music that I enjoy, sometimes with a little backstory, sometimes not. With ‘What’s on my playlist” fellow bloggers and readers of OSI now have a chance to share their favourite music and artists and their least liked music or musician as well. Each week I will have a different guest featured. If you would like to contribute to this series, pop me an email at hello(at)osoinspired(dot)com.

This week Fathima shares with us, what’s on her playlist.

Whats on my playlist

What style of music do you enjoy? Who are some of your favourite artists?
I have quite a varied taste in music, but I don’t like jazz. I’ve recently discovered classical music and it completely blew my mind. My all time favourites include Alanis Morisette, Lady Gaga and Coldplay. My new jam is Ed Shereen.

Do you sing in the shower? If yes, what are your favourite songs to sing?
Lol. No. I shower in 5 minutes flat, no time!

Who is your favourite local artist?
Parlotones

What was the best performance that you saw live
Lady Gaga

What was the first CD or cassette that you bought?
A mix CD in 1997

What artist’s music makes you want to pull your hair out?
Any Jazz musician

Thanks for sharing your picks Fathima!

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Justin Bieber – Sorry

February 23, 2016

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Are you a non-Belieber? Do you like Sorry by Justin Bieber? Don’t be afraid to publicly admit it, as liking this song doesn’t make you a Belieber. I’ve never been one, and I love this song. From the catchy tune to the amazing music video. Can we all agree than choosing to not feature Justin in this video was a stellar idea. I’m not being mean, these women are mesmerising and let’s be honest, nobody would have noticed Justin. Just press play and see for yourself.

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What’s on my playlist – Nadia from My Hartjie

December 24, 2015

In my Tunesday posts, I share with my readers music that I enjoy, sometimes with a little backstory, sometimes not. With ‘What’s on my playlist” fellow bloggers and readers of OSI now have a chance to share their favourite music and artists and their least liked music or musician as well. Each week I will have a different guest featured. If you would like to contribute to this series, pop me an email at hello(at)osoinspired(dot)com.

This week’s post is by Cape Town fashion blogger Nadia. She blogs over at My Hartjie, which is Afrikaans for My Heart.

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Tell us a bit about yourself and your blog.
Hi, guys! My name is Nadia and I’ve been blogging over at My Hartjie since 2013. My Hartjie is primarily a personal style blog set to the tune of my weekend adventures in and around Cape Town. I am a junior attorney by day, and my blog is a (much needed) creative outlet where I can break away from my day job and focus on the prettier things in life. I’m also an artist and avid online gamer when not practicing law or mentally styling outfits for myself or strangers in the mall.

What style of music do you enjoy? Who are some of your favourite artists?
As a teenager, I regarded rock and roll as the only “real” music in the world, but luckily growing up brings some perspective! Although I still enjoy – slightly more intelligible – rock music (with way less drama and screaming involved) such as Foo Fighters and Muse, I primarily listen to new indie pop and folk artists I happen across on Reddit’s r/ListenToThis nowadays. The artist I enjoy listening to is quite diverse – anything from Bob Dylan, Noah and the Whale, Catey Shaw to Lana Del Rey, Nine Inch Nails and classic eighties glam rock.

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Do you sing in the shower? If yes, what are your favourite songs to sing?
Heck, yeah! I often belt out tunes of Lana Del Rey, and my haunting rendition of Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love” is probably the reason my neighbour is moving out this December.

Who is your favourite local artist?
I don’t own any of their music, but I enjoy hearing Bittereinder on the radio. It’s refreshing. I also loved Die Heuwels Fantasies when they first appeared, but their sound hasn’t really evolved since.

What was the best performance that you saw live?
Definitely Foo Fighters in Cape Town last year. Three hours of absolute fun and great music!

What was the first CD or cassette that you bought?
I was 10 or 11 and Backstreet Boys’ “Millennium” gave me LIFE.

What artist’s music makes you want to pull your hair out? Why?
I had to google this, but “Tuesday” by Drake and ILoveMakonnen is definitely a contender. How out of tune must the latter be if even autotune can’t help? Also, any Afrikaans pop star with a doef-doef backtrack.

What’s on my playlist

Thanks for sharing your music picks Nadia, it was fun listening to your selection.

Photo credit: Mark Oosthuizen.

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The Supremes – Santa Claus is coming to town

December 22, 2015

In just over a week it will be 2016. This week’s Tunesday is short and sweet. The Supremes version of Santa Claus is coming to town is upbeat without being too perky.

Thursday’s What’s on my playlist will be the last post for this year. I will be regrouping and planning new content for 2016. I also want to plan a giveaway, but more on that later.

Happy holidays everyone.

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Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas is You

December 16, 2015

Mariah Carey recently announced that she will be touring South Africa next year in April. I’m still considering whether or not I should attend. For us folk in small cities such as The Bay, concert tickets for international artists are the cheap part. If you want to see your favourite international artist you have to take leave, travel to the nearest city (normally Cape Town), get accommodation, meals and all those extras. So seeing your favourite artist could end up costing a few thousand.

I love Mariah, but I am still living in hope that Britney Spears will tour South Africa in the near future, so I will decide in January or February (if there are tickets left) if I will go.

In October Lionel Richie announced that he will be touring South Africa, and boy was I excited when he said that The Bay will be included. My mother was so excited for it. I planned on surprising her and my father with tickets as Christmas presents. Unfortunately last week, he cancelled his PE concert in place of another one in Johannesburg. The cancellation was very hushed, but I speculate ticket sales weren’t up to par with the rest of the country. It’s all very sad, but if that is the case, then from a business point of view it’s understandable.

Anyway, this Tunesday is about Christmas songs, and unless you’ve been living in a cave, you’ll know that Mariah has one of the best Christmas CDs ever created. The festive season officially starts when stores start playing it (and Boney M of course). Also I have the need to clarify that my song choice is not a hint to anyone in specific, I just really like All I want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey