Songs of the week: Lovely Old Hollywood music flava

August 30, 2014 | Golden oldies | 0 comments

You know those songs that you heard for the first time and are on your repeat button ever since? That list will be growing today. It’s been a while, but finally it’s time for another episode of “Songs of the week”. In previous episodes, I have showed you some of my favorite jazz, soul and funk songs. Today I want to shine some light on some lovely Old Hollywood music masterpieces of the golden era. The songs below are on my Youtube repeat button since the first time I discovered them during my Old Hollywood movie nights.
Well first of all you will see that some of the songs are mimed and not really sung by the actresses mentioned below. Still I believe that they “own” the song, because of their acting, appearance and charisma. Besides that, these songs are pretty good! The writing of this post was actually delayed because of me, selecting …

Old Hollywood movie quotes to remember

Today I was scrolling through my old Hollywood movie quotes memory. When you read some movie dialogue transcripts, you realise that you don’t always have to watch the movie to relate to the situation or put it in perspective. Some quotes may lead to random thoughts like: “that’s hilarious” or “let me use that line as an inspirational quote”. And ofcourse there are some movie quotes that are so good, that you feel the urge to say them out loud…
Here are a few quotes of my favorite Old Hollywood movies. Enjoy! Memorize them and if needed, you may want to add some quotes to your real life dialogue transcript.

Already posted this one in a previous item, but…

Gone with the wind

When someone just doesn’t get the hint and you’re like:

Singin’ in the rain

Whatever happens,


I love the 50s/60s/70s/80s/90s

September 13, 2009 | Nostalgia | 4 comments

De tijd van Lp’s en de opkomst van cd’s (ipod wat is dat?).
De tijd dat videoclips nog creatief waren (Michael Jackson – thriller, need I say more?)
De tijd dat er nog veel meer leuke series op tv waren
De tijd dat TMF opkwam. De veejays waren leuker, de programma’s waren nog interessant, en er werden meer verschillende muziekstijlen gedraaid. En ook niet onbelangrijk; die goede oude tijd waarbij die irritante ringtone reclame nog niet bestonden.
Ik heb altijd al van ‘oude’ muziek gehouden. Als ik in de jaren ’50/’60 had geleefd, zou ik fan zijn van Elvis, bijna alles van Motown en natuurlijk perfect de “twist” kunnen dansen. In de jaren ’70 zou ik helemaal los gaan op disco muziek. Je weet wel, die muziek die nu als fout wordt gezien, maar toch een grote invloed heeft gehad op de (house) muziek van nu. Niet voor niets wordt het zovaak gesampled. Dan …