Dizzy Swallows

Don’t You Battle

April 30th, 2014

Hey hey all you lovely people. Thought I’d give you a little late afternoon loving in the form of the spectacular Warpaint ladies. Things have been moving a bit slow for me lately (literally: I’ve been on crutches), so this kind of fierce femme pick-me-up is just what the doctor ordered. The video is for “Disco/Very” and “Keep It Healthy” off the group’s sophomore, self-titled (excellent) album. Here’s my favorite track.

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No Rest For The Wicked

April 4th, 2014

Taking a brief intermission from honeymoon travel posts to bring you this new song from Lykke Li! Her new album, I Never Learn, comes out May 6th!! Hurrah! Can you tell I’m excited? For now let us listen to this track, “No Rest for the Wicked,” together…on repeat.

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Giving Thanks

November 28th, 2013

Wishing all my US readers a very happy thanksgiving! Today I am feeling grateful for:

My amazing, gorgeous husband
Our cozy home
My superlatively wonderful friends
My lovely, quirky family (hi everyone!)
Our health and wellbeing
The abundance of delicious food we shall shortly be enjoying

As a treat, please enjoy the dinner playlist below (made specially for our first Thanksgiving in our home last year). Now back to the prep-cooking…

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Little Bits for a Monday

November 11th, 2013

Hello my lovelies! Today I am thrilled to share with you a band that has been on repeat in our home for the last month. Wouldn’t you know, it is another Swede. Karin Dreijer Andersson goes by the stage name Fever Ray, but you may also recognize her voice from the electronic music duo, The Knife, which consists of Karin and her brother Olof. Her debut, self-titled album is one of those rare finds which I am happy to listen to beginning to end. Over and over. Everyday. Below, you can hear my favorite track, “When I Grow Up.”

Speaking of the Swedes, have you heard of Hövding, the invisible bike helmet? Try and spot it in the photo below, and if that interests you, be sure to watch their 3 minute documentary video here.

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Quiet Moments

October 23rd, 2013

I’ve been practicing the elusive art of savoring each moment. Is it not the long string of these quiet, small moments, more so than the brief flare of adventure, which make up our lives? When asked to describe his idea of paradise, Johnny Cash responded: “This morning, with her, having coffee.”

Now please enjoy the group Árstíðir singing the 13th century Icelandic hymn “Heyr Himna Smiður” at the train station in Wuppertal, Germany.

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