Remember Nena and her unforgettable, catchy 80's song "99 Red Balloons" (or the German version "99 Luft Balloons")? Well, take a little bit of Nena, throw in Janis Joplin-like raspy vocals, Italian lyrics and a boatload of melody, and you'll get...Gianna Nannini. Who? Many in the U.S. likely haven't heard of this popular Italian singer-songwriter, but if you're a fan of melodic music like me -- no matter the artist, genre or language -- you (and … [Read more...] about Hidden Gem: Music – Gianna Nannini (Meravigliosa Creatura)
Hate waking up every morning to get ready for a job you dislike? Unhappy with your career and still in search of that unattainable dream job? You're not alone. Many people are miserable--with a capital M!--about their job situation, and they know their career is nowhere near what they had originally envisioned for themselves. Unfortunately, some won't do much about it. They've either given up on trying or have accepted their circumstances and settled. … [Read more...] about Career Advice: Don’t Give Up (Peter Gabriel And Kate Bush Were Right)
Who wasn't a fan of A-ha back in the 80's and their iconic, super catchy song (and unforgettable music video) for "Take on Me"? If you loved the original, you will REALLY enjoy this slower, moody, acoustic unplugged version. It's very special in its own way and nearly as good as the original. Download "Take On Me" acoustic version: Download: Amazon MP3 Download: iTunes Download: Google Play If you're a fan of the song and never heard the … [Read more...] about Revisiting “Take on Me” by A-ha. Acoustic version better than the original?