I’ll be heading to the Iceland Airwaves music festival in just a matter of weeks, and I am extremely excited. Aside from the local Edmonton Folk Music Festival and Sonic Boom Rock Music Festival, I have never attended a real music festival before. Of course, a few weeks ago I was highly disappointed to find out some of the acts I was looking forward to seeing are appearing at the exact same time as each other, so there will be a few things I will have to miss out on. As a result, I now know I will learn many lessons from attending this music festival – first one being don’t expect to see everything! I decided to make a playlist of 21 songs by 21 artists who will be appearing at Iceland Airwaves, being 21 songs and artists I have heard and have listened to prior to the festival. Following the festival, I will make a playlist of new songs and artists I discovered while attending the festival. So here it is! Spotify just came to Canada, so …
Today is my 24th birthday. So I decided to make a playlist of 23 amazing songs that were released in the time I was 23, August 25, 2013-August 24, 2014. These are all songs I knew about during that time as well, and was repeatedly listening to throughout my 23rd year of existence.
I know 5 people from various walks of life who are all in Iceland right now – if you know anything about me or have read anything on this blog, you know that Iceland is where I’d rather be right now too.
I’ve been thinking a lot about what the concept of home means to me – whether it’s a feeling, a place, a mood, a person or a group of people. It was Canada Day last week, my first Canada Day actually spent in the city where I grew up in a long time.
Next to travel, music is probably one of the most important things in my life. I make playlists for just about every mood, situation, or place, and keeping my iTunes library down to a manageable number is a task I gave up on a long time ago. I listen to music from a wide variety of genres, languages, and time periods, from the early American love songs of Nat King Cole to modern-day Icelandic prog-rock. And there’s almost nothing I like more than getting a really good music recommendation from someone else.