Shakespeare Live!

Last Saturday (or maybe next Saturday, the historians aren't too sure about it) 400 years ago one of the greatest writers of all time died - William Shakespeare.

His plays are brilliant, he has changed the English language and he has inspired so many people. If you want to know more about his life visit William Shakespeare: The life and legacy of England's bard by the BBC, it's very well made and interesting.

In course of the celebrations of the anniversary of his death there are many tributes, stories and events. One of these was Shakespeare Live! From The Royal Shakespeare Company.

The show which was broadcasted live from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon was a celebration of the all his plays and his influence on music, dance, opera and theatre today.

David Tennant and Catherine Tate (yes, the Doctor and Donna or - as we're talking about Shakespeare - Beatrice and Benedick) presented the star-studded show.


Songs of the Week [17]

The past days have been full of music news, bad and good.

Firstly, the tragic news on Thursday that another icon has left this world way too soon - Prince. 2016 really hasn't been easy on the celebrity world so far. Prince was an inspiration to so many people especially musicians. If you don't know a lot about him, go to my Facebook page, I shared some tributes to him on there.

Secondly, there's a new Beyoncé album and that is certainly good news for her fans. Lemonade was premiered on HBO in America on the weekend and is so far only available on Tidal - her husband Jay-Z's streaming service, but you can watch the hour-long stream here.

And for those who have already filled their weekend with Beyoncé's and Prince's music, here's my Songs of the Week for even more great music.


Spring Randomness

Hello my dear readers,

Blogger thought it's cool to be mean to me and didn't save the post about 30 Rock I wrote last night and as there is beautiful weather outside today, I really don't want to rewrite it tonight.

But as it's spring I decided to share a few photos with you I took in the past days and I hope you like them.

We've got the most wonderful cherry tree in our garden and every spring I fall in love with it again. Also, I used to enjoy climbing on it as a child to read or just to sit there and watch the world go by.

And because I adore cherry blossoms, here's two other one's from our little sour cherry tree.

What is your favourite thing about spring? Let me know.

If you enjoy my photos, you can also follow me on Instagram.

I will be back on Monday with the brand new Songs of the Week. If you haven't checked out this week's songs yet, click here.

Have a lovely weekend!


Songs of the Week [16]

To be honest, it has not been easy to find songs for this week's list - it has been a weak New Music Friday...

But I have found some good company for the two new releases on this Songs of the Week list. These are this week's songs:

Home by producer Topic and singer-songwriter Nico Santos came on the radio when I was in the car last week and I really enjoyed it, hence I thought it's a good choice for this week's list. It is a great calm electronic pop song.

P!nk is back and has recorded a song for the new Alice Through the Looking Glass movie, which is called Just Like Fire.


Cinema Anticipation

After all the new trailer releases in the past week I thought it would be nice to share the films with you that I am really looking forward to during the rest of this year.

There's some amazing movies coming up and I am already very excited. It's a great mixture of drama, comedy thrillers and science fiction and I hope you enjoy a little trailer parade.

I can't wait to watch all of these films - here are the ten most anticipated ones (in order of release date).


Songs of the Week [15]

Music Monday time! I've been on the search for new tracks again and in this post I will present you with the results aka six great new tracks to expand your music collection.

But first some breaking news for all fellow Bastille fans out there. They have played another new song at a festival last week and it sounds pretty good and really exciting - watch the video when they performed The Currents live for the first time here. I'm so ready for LP2, hopefully we won't have to wait too much longer.

Back to why we are here - the Songs of the week. It's somehow a special week because I have put a song with German lyrics on the list for the first time ever.

Here are this week's songs:


The Liebster Award

Remember Katherine? She was the one adding a brilliant song to this old playlist.

She's running a great blog called "What Does The Katt Say?", which I enjoy reading a lot. Now, the lovely lady has nominated me for a Liebster Award (read her post about it here).

And I accept this award and am really thankful, it's great to know, that my blog is appreciated.

The award comes with 11 questions from Katherine, I have to answer and you can read this little interview below. Also, you will find ten random things about me and my nominees, who are running great blogs themselves, beneath the Q&A part. Enjoy reading!


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Hello again. To say it in the words of Sherlock's Moriarty: Did you miss me?

It's another Monday and it's time for yet another playlist. This week featuring the song that's been playing everyday at my home since it got released and the title track of a great new album which luckily didn't turn out to be an April's fool.

By the way, do you have any great April's fools stories? I'd love to hear them, so leave a comment.

Back to the music, that's what we're here for, isn't it?