Category: Artist Digging

Music digging in France: discovering Brigitte’s album ‘Nues’

I have discovered Brigitte. Who? She’s French and sounds beautiful. And with ‘Nues‘ (= French for ‘naked’ or ‘bare’) as the album title, it sounds intriguing, right? Let me share this and begin at the beginning. Music digging in France I’ve made it my own little tradition to dig into the country’s music I’m visiting, […]

20 Belgian Music Giants You Should Know About

Digging music in Belgium Inspired by a book I just finished reading about Belgian music – Belpop Bonanza by Jan Delvaux (in Dutch) – I thought it was time for some “country digging”. What are my favorite Belgian artists or songs? Who are the greatest Belgian music giants the world should know about? Something in […]

Happy 78th birthday, Tina Turner!

Happy 78th birthday, Tina Turner!

Tina Turner turns 78! Tina Turner turns 78 today. She was born on November 26 1939 as Anna Mae Bullock in maybe the best known rural community in Tennessee: Nutbush City Limits. The town is world-famous thanks to the song she wrote herself back in 1973, back in the Ike & Tina days. Nowadays, she’s […]

Oh No! – Not The Violin!?!

Oh No! – Not The Violin!?! When my son told me he wanted to learn to play the violin, my immediate reaction was: “What?!? No! Not the violin?!?” Then I thought: ok, it’s just a phase. He saw something on tv, a cartoon figure playing the violin or something. And hey, he was only 5 […]

Cyndi Lauper – Not Just A Girl

Cyndi Lauper Girls Just Wanna Have Fun As a kid, just about starting discovering the world of music, I was wild about this song “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” by Cindy Lauper. In fact, everything about the song appealed to me. Not in the least the video clip that oozed a great feeling of fun […]