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Mixtape #9: More songs about winter, snow, and Christmas

snow-headAfter my Mixtape #2: Best songs about winter and snow, I collected some more indie and singer-songwriter songs for winter and Christmas. They are also on a youtube playlist.
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Wedding first dance – how to pick and arrange your song

The first dance at your wedding should be perfect. It’s a magical moment with your loved one and everyone is watching you. If you look for an original, non-traditional song that could work, there are a few things to think about before you give it to your DJ. Here are some tips from my own wedding.
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DVD review: Big Easy Express – a musical indie rock journey

Three bands, 6 cities, 130 people, one train. The movie “Big Easy Express” follows indie rockers Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and Old Crow Medicine Show across the U.S. You will see cheering, jamming, clapping hands – a feel-good movie for indie, folk and country fans.
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“The Lion’s Roar” by First Aid Kit – Missing the forest girls

They became youtube-stars after walking into a forest and singing a Fleet Foxes tune in harmony. Now the Swedish sisters First Aid Kit have their second album out – and they have grown up.
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These days I just walk with you

Ane Brun’s new album “It All Starts With One” shows the singer-songwriter’s darker side. Accompanied by accentuated drumming and minimalist arrangements, her fragile voice carries you through the melancholic songs with lightness and grace.
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Outlaws and other chased actors at Cambridge Junction


The Cambridge Junction promotes young bands once a month with “The Fiver”. Most exciting yesterday were Chasing Outlaws (indie rock) and Total Emergency (indie punk) with a mix of loud, loud and loud.

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Mixtape #3: Best duets by singer-songwriters

Duets can be wonderful and horrible at the same time. When a singer just teams up with someone else for commercial purposes, the result is often boring. But there are rare occasions when two voices melt together and carry a tune to new levels. Here are the best non-cheesy duets by singer-songwriters.
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