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I’m Listening To…

I always love it when some of my favorite bloggers take a moment to share something a bit more personal on their blogs, usually things they do for fun like the films they watch or the music they’re currently into.

Keren Rose

Nylon

If you are a blogger I invite you to post the music that you’re listening to this month on your blog and link your post back to this one and in the comments section below, share the link to your post so decor8 readers can click over to see what you’re listening to. Consider yourself tagged! :) This will be quite fun and may open us all up to some new music. Honestly there is nothing better than a home filled with fresh flowers, good food, and good music in addition to a nice interior and some yummy cookies baking in the oven. :)

Klee

Room Eleven

So fellow bloggers, what you are listening to? I just pulled the stack of CD’s on my shelf that I’ve purchased since coming here to Germany last month. See if we have any favorites in common and please, excuse my obsession with Greatest Hits CDs lately. I’m a bit obsessed with old school hits right now. I know, I know… Will Smith? you ask. I was listening to “A Nightmare on My Street” yesterday and nearly died laughing at the memories it brought back. After that I played MJ’s, “Don’t Stop ‘Til Ya Get Enough” and couldn’t help but recall when my mother bought me my first vinyl as a child and I played it so loud I nearly broke the speakers in my little orange record player… Talk about a blast from the past! Here is a taste of what I’m listening to lately…

  • Klee (German), Title: Berge Versetzen (crazy about!)
  • Keren Rose (French), Title: Rose (the best Sunday afternoon music)
  • Nylon (German), Title: 10 Lieder ?ber Liebe (oh this band is so jazzy and good)
  • Thomas Godoj (German), Title: Plan A (German pop but his voice is great)
  • Morrissey, Title: Greatest Hits
  • Abba, Title: Gold: Greatest Hits
  • Michael Jackson, Title: Off The Wall
  • John Mayer, Title: Heavier Things
  • Babyface, Title: Greatest Hits
  • Will Smith, Title: Greatest Hits
  • Ne Yo, Title: Because of You
  • Iron Man, Title: Movie Soundtrack
  • Moccabar Vol. 2 (Italian)
  • Room Eleven (Dutch) Title: Six White Russians and a Pink Pussycat (love!)

Your turn! You can either blog your favorites or if you don’t want to blog them or if you do not have a blog, comment below. Can’t wait to see your faves.

(images linked to bands above)

Posted by decor8 in inspiration on September 10, 2008

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  1. Kimberly Julie commented
    September 10th, 2008 at 4:41pm

    I actually wrote this a couple of days ago. :)

    http://kimberlyjulie.blogspot.com/2008/09/five-favorites.html

    Kimberly Julies last blog post: Calling All Readers:

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  2. Liza commented
    September 10th, 2008 at 5:14pm

    This is such a great post and question, Holly! Thank you! I just did a quick post on my blog so people can hear what we like around here. I loved doing this. Thanks again! -Liza

    Lizas last blog post: Music Lately

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  3. Lisa Marie commented
    September 10th, 2008 at 5:30pm

    Great topic, thanks for starting the conversation!
    I listed mine here: http://alittleflea.blogspot.com/2008/09/currently-listening-to.html

    but here i a quick rundown for you:
    Hang Jones
    Rupa and the April Fishes
    Beatbeat Whisper
    Csokolom
    Songs for Moms
    Reverend Gary Davis

    Lisa Maries last blog post: Currently listening to…

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  4. Lisa Marie commented
    September 10th, 2008 at 5:30pm

    Great topic, thanks for starting the conversation!
    I listed mine here: http://alittleflea.blogspot.com/2008/09/currently-listening-to.html

    but here i a quick rundown for you:
    Hang Jones
    Rupa and the April Fishes
    Beatbeat Whisper
    Csokolom
    Songs for Moms
    Reverend Gary Davis

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  5. Lisa Marie commented
    September 10th, 2008 at 5:34pm

    oops! sorry for the double post!

    Lisa Maries last blog post: Currently listening to…

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  6. So Lovely commented
    September 10th, 2008 at 5:51pm

    Such a great idea….thank you

    So Lovelys last blog post: A Musical Interlude with Empire Of The Sun

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  7. liss commented
    September 10th, 2008 at 5:58pm

    Thanks so much for this post!! I’m always on the lookout for new music because, frankly, I’m a music neophyte. Recently I’ve been listening to “old crooners” – so you’ve probably heard of them already. All the same here they are:

    Frank Sinatra. No offense to Michael Buble but Ol’ Blue Eyes version of A Foggy Day is so much better.

    The Andrews Sisters. Their rendition of Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy is the best one.

    Rosemary Clooney. Cheek to Cheek and I’m Beginning to See the Light are personal favorites.

    Bobby Darin. Mack the Knife.

    Bing Crosby. Swinging on a Star and Alexander’s Ragtime Band are current favorites.

    Also contemporary singers with crooning styles: Renee Olstead, Puppini Sisters and the saxophone crooner Chris Botti.

    Enjoy listening . . . I know I will enjoy checking out all these new-to-me artists.

    lisss last blog post: self-mastery

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  8. faith commented
    September 10th, 2008 at 5:58pm

    Lovely idea. I’m always listening to music and I love to share. I think I’ll make this a regular post! Thanks for the inspiration.

    http://naturalsurroundings.blogspot.com

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  9. cindy k commented
    September 10th, 2008 at 6:01pm

    oh, i love learning about new music! i try to post some recommendations each friday – here’s a link to my music posts – http://quainthandmade.blogspot.com/search/label/Music.

    i will link back to you this friday!

    cindy ks last blog post: craft : patchwork & the black eye

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  10. Anne-Julie commented
    September 10th, 2008 at 6:07pm

    Oh Holly, you made a little mistake about Rose, the singer :) She is called “Rose” only and not “Keren Rose”. Maybe you were thinking of Keren Ann instead? :)

    Anne-Julies last blog post: Boites

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  11. decor8 commented
    September 10th, 2008 at 6:15pm

    Anne-Julie! Oh thank you for calling this to my attention. I just double checked the CD and it’s called Rose and I guess that is also her name, but the CD (small text on it) says her name is Keren Rose (or maybe it is really Rose Keren?). Hmmmm. Oh well I think people will find it okay if they click on the link above in this post. :) Thank you again Anne-Julie.

    Holly

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  12. Anne-Julie commented
    September 10th, 2008 at 6:26pm

    I never saw her CD, just only her on TV shows :) and you’re totally right! I think your link is totally good since at the end it links to her music :D

    Anne-Julies last blog post: Boites

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  13. Anne-Julie commented
    September 10th, 2008 at 6:31pm

    (I just get it! Her artist name is Rose, and real name is Keren Meloul)
    (Sorry if I have bothered you Holly :)

    Anne-Julies last blog post: Boites

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  14. Jamie commented
    September 10th, 2008 at 6:32pm

    The Ting Tings. Really fun to listen to when you’re cleaning your house.

    Jamies last blog post: Fashion week, Rachel Zoe Project & two Birkins

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  15. Sarah commented
    September 10th, 2008 at 6:46pm

    Thanks for kicking off this fun conversation!

    Here are my current favorites: http://www.exquisitefunction.com/?p=1020

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  16. Cyd commented
    September 10th, 2008 at 7:17pm

    Great idea! This was fun and I’ve been clicking over to everyone’s sites to check out their picks. I have a whole bunch of new music to check out!

    Cyds last blog post: Current ipod Obsessions.

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  17. Leah commented
    September 10th, 2008 at 8:02pm

    Ooh, I like this idea! I don’t tend to post my music taste on my blog, but in a weird way, I guess it can tell you a bit about what that person is like. I’m for it at least & did a post on my blog.

    Leahs last blog post: Camping fun at NYFW

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  18. At Home with Kim Vallee commented
    September 10th, 2008 at 8:03pm

    Holly, I checked because I was curious about Rose. She started her career as Rose Keren but she is now known only as Rose.

    At Home with Kim Vallees last blog post: A Twist on the Personal Concierge Laundry Service with Laundry Locker

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  19. Vanessa commented
    September 10th, 2008 at 8:06pm

    Love this post! My eclectic current top five list includes John Mellencamp, Imogene Heap, Gogol Bordello, Cinematic Orchestra, and Wille Nelson.

    At my blog I linked to the songs and videos I like best: http://huntpeck.blogspot.com/2008/09/music-that-makes-me-do-snoopy-dance.html

    Come on over to huntpeck.blogspot.com anytime, y’all!

    Vanessas last blog post: Music that makes me do the Snoopy dance

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  20. Monica commented
    September 10th, 2008 at 8:29pm

    Though I should probably be mortified for sharing these, here are mine:

    http://kaword.blogspot.com/2008/09/in-response-to-decor8-love-her.html

    Monicas last blog post: In response to Decor8 (LOVE her!)…

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  21. stacy commented
    September 10th, 2008 at 8:33pm

    Oh thanks for this! I’ve been reading your blog for a while, and really love it! {it’s just that I’ve been lurking, and not commenting} Anyhow, I can’t wait to check out all the tunes out there. Here’s my list:

    http://girlmostlikely2.blogspot.com/2008/09/heavy-rotation.html

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  22. kate commented
    September 10th, 2008 at 8:59pm

    I’ve been listening to The Kinks a lot lately, especially “The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society”. Also Architecture in Helsinki. So fun!

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  23. Denise Smith commented
    September 10th, 2008 at 9:38pm

    Okay, like liss I have been a little Old School, but with an update of sorts. Our family has been cycling the Across the Universe soundtrack. And we watched the movie like 6 times this summer. Yesterday we bought a new car with XM, so I imagine I will be listening to that, since for me it’s a novelty…I know, I know, I am behind a few years!!

    Denise Smiths last blog post: Orange Again

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  24. Meghan commented
    September 10th, 2008 at 10:10pm

    Thanks for sharing some new music with us! See what I’m currently listening to here: http://mustardandsage.wordpress.com/2008/09/10/listening-to/

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  25. muralimanohar commented
    September 10th, 2008 at 10:46pm

    Well, I’m all about new music, so I’ve joined in with a couple…don’t know how well it will fit in with this group, though, rofl! I’ve put a couple up on my blog. :p

    muralimanohars last blog post: Musical tag..

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  26. Courtney commented
    September 11th, 2008 at 12:02am

    i love your site and can’t wait to check out your tunes! i am gonna blog my faves right now!

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  27. Jamie commented
    September 11th, 2008 at 12:28am

    I wrote this post a couple of weeks ago, but these 4 women are still at the top of my play list Duffy, Amy MacDonald, Priscilla Ahn and Meiko:

    http://lyricaljourney.blogspot.com/2008/08/listen.html

    I know this is a post about music, but I can’t pass up a chance to recommend an amazing movie I recently saw, Bella.

    http://lyricaljourney.blogspot.com/2008/08/bella.html

    I can’t wait to give a listen to some of the great music already mentioned – thanks for another great idea Holly!

    Jamies last blog post: Famous

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  28. kanika commented
    September 11th, 2008 at 12:51am

    Hi Holly! i too posted about some of my favourite music on my blog recently. ‘el condor pasa’ my all time favourite song by ‘simon and garfunkel’ and beetles! i also saw a movie called ‘across the universe’ recently and thats the topic of my last post! :)

    kanikas last blog post: Across The Universe

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  29. Alison commented
    September 11th, 2008 at 4:39am

    Thanks for the Room Eleven recommendation! I’ve been practicing my Dutch recently by listening to Spinvis. And when I’m not listening to Spinvis, I’m usually listening to some lovely NZ musicians like Age Pryor or The Phoenix Foundation.

    Alisons last blog post: Out of the Shadows

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  30. mandy commented
    September 11th, 2008 at 6:38am

    so, i made one, too. sorry, my blog is in german but this ones in english:http://closeramandajames.blogspot.com/2008/09/music-i-love-lately.html

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  31. [michele] commented
    September 11th, 2008 at 7:24am

    I’m currently into mindless music with a good tempo for the elliptical/bicycle!

    4 Minutes (Madonna/JT)
    Loli Loli (Three 6 Mafia)
    In the Ayer (Flo Rida)

    :)

    [michele]s last blog post: Week Nine/Twenty Nine D Day

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  32. Trina commented
    September 11th, 2008 at 7:36am

    I know I couldn’t live without music,

    http://decoraddict.blogspot.com/2008/09/im-listening-to.html

    I plan on expanding on my blog post about this over the weekend. There are some fantastic music artists out there that are so inspiring !!!

    Trinas last blog post: I’m listening to …

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  33. sia commented
    September 11th, 2008 at 9:17am

    Yay, you are listening to Room Eleven! :-)
    They (well, the singer and the double bass player) are friends of mine.

    I have been following them for years – so cool to see that their music is spreading across the globe! Do you have their latest CD as well (Mmm… Gumbo?)? It features a duet with Dayna Kurtz – hauntingly beautiful…

    Another favourite (and friend) of mine: Renske Taminiau (http://rensketaminiau.com/in.html and http://www.myspace.com/rensketaminiau). A combination of jazz and pop, singer/songwriter.

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  34. Kelly E. commented
    September 11th, 2008 at 11:38am

    Oooh thank you thank you thank you! I have sooooo been needing new music to listen to!

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  35. Gilly commented
    September 11th, 2008 at 11:45am

    Great idea Holly,
    I post a music clip on my blog every so often, it is fun to share!
    http://ekawear.wordpress.com/2008/09/10/dinosaur-jr/

    Thanks for sharing yours too everyone, I’m going to be listening to them all for daaayyyys!!
    : )

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  36. posh commented
    September 11th, 2008 at 11:54am
  37. Jill commented
    September 11th, 2008 at 12:10pm

    Im a bit surprised that your not listening to WOLFSHEIM!
    Its definetly a German band with that electronic syth feel..
    perhaps your husband Thorsten would like too!

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  38. Tella commented
    September 11th, 2008 at 1:22pm

    I loved checking out the music you listed. I especially liked Klee. I’m going to have to listen to more of their stuff! Anyway, here’s my addition to all the music loving blog posts out there.

    http://tellacrafts.wordpress.com/2008/09/11/loving-right-now-music/

    Tellas last blog post: Loving Right Now – Music

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  39. Christina commented
    September 11th, 2008 at 2:28pm

    I love love love Elbow’s new album, The Seldom Seen Kid. I would tell everyone to listen to it once and I guarantee you’ll want to listen to it again and again.

    http://christinaloves.blogspot.com/2008/09/music-im-loving.html

    I’m listened to it, as much as I read decor8, which is all the time!!!!

    Christinas last blog post: Music I’m loving…

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  40. wietske commented
    September 11th, 2008 at 3:04pm

    What you listen to Dutch music!! I don’t even listen to Dutch music and I”m dutch@@ .. it’s suprising, even from great bands like the golden earring nobody has ever heared of before..
    if you like real good dutch music listen this
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBbKQvpozqA aanzoek zonder ringen is great!!
    other then that, you got to listen to Korean music!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNnkbwFo9hU Epik High!! you got to love them this is from their newest album
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHRgM22lwbA&feature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpeS8Pr23pc&feature=related
    and really relexed mongolian music A-sound (I bought their CD while I was there, brings back great memories!!)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkbbXB1To70
    I hope you like them!! <3

    wietskes last blog post: Feetmanseoul.com

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  41. ann commented
    September 11th, 2008 at 4:52pm

    there is so much great music out right now, but if i had to narrow it down to my top fives this would be it:

    lykke li
    estelle
    ting tings
    grand ole party
    wale

    i do a weekly post about my current music loves, you should check it out.
    http://stilldottie.blogspot.com/search/label/music

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  42. Emilia commented
    September 11th, 2008 at 7:14pm

    Thanks for the challenge! http://theauburnandivory.blogspot.com/2008/09/im-listening-to.html

    Emilias last blog post: Sherbert Tone

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  43. brand-eye commented
    September 11th, 2008 at 8:03pm

    thanks for posting this because it made me finally write about my favorite album of the summer, the hold steady, stay positive. i’ve been wanting to write about it since it came out!
    http://brand-eye.blogspot.com/2008/09/summer-2008-soundtrack.html

    brand-eyes last blog post: summer 2008 soundtrack

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  44. Leigh commented
    September 11th, 2008 at 9:32pm

    I just added some new favorites to my playlist now off to check out what you all have:)

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  45. Courtney commented
    September 12th, 2008 at 10:21am

    Fun idea! My post is here: http://www.designworklife.com/?p=1075

    Courtneys last blog post: I?m listening to?

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  46. Ratu Victoria commented
    September 12th, 2008 at 11:47am

    I wrote this last month and haven’t updated my September soundtrack but maybe you can still catch up with these:

    http://ratuvictoria.blogspot.com/2008/08/two-saras.html
    http://ratuvictoria.blogspot.com/2008/08/my-cells-ringtone.html

    Ratu Victorias last blog post: Reunion..

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  47. Laura commented
    September 12th, 2008 at 2:08pm

    I’ve have added mine to my blog post too ;-) Yay.

    Lauras last blog post: Drawing Club!

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  48. Chelsea commented
    September 12th, 2008 at 3:54pm

    these are all great suggestions! Here’s what I’m listening to as of late:

    http://thevintagechair.blogspot.com/2008/09/now-playing.html

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  49. Kelly Aiglon commented
    September 12th, 2008 at 6:13pm

    I have about 50 new favorite bands after reading these posts. Thanks, everyone! Here is where you can find some of my picks:

    http://kellyaiglon.blogspot.com/2008/09/music-discovery-friday.html

    Kelly Aiglons last blog post: Music Discovery Friday

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  50. Kelly Aiglon commented
    September 12th, 2008 at 6:14pm

    I have about 50 new favorite bands after reading these posts. Thanks, everyone! You can find my picks here:

    http://kellyaiglon.blogspot.com/2008/09/music-discovery-friday.html

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  51. Swestie commented
    September 12th, 2008 at 9:19pm

    This was so much fun. I hope you enjoy mine! Thanks for inspiring and sharing! Swestie

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  52. Diana commented
    September 12th, 2008 at 9:59pm

    Great post! I’ve actually just posted about my soundtrack for the day – pure coincidence! Music is such a major part of my creative process that I always want to share it with readers.

    I’m off to scope out your suggestions!

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  53. Reg commented
    September 13th, 2008 at 2:10pm

    i just posted a sample sampling of songs i like.

    http://wherewearware.blogspot.com/2008/09/im-listening-to.html

    Regs last blog post: i’m listening to…

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  54. Ming commented
    September 14th, 2008 at 10:26pm
  55. pia commented
    September 15th, 2008 at 12:37pm

    Love this idea Holly, have posted mine today:

    http://blog.piajanebijkerk.com/WordPress/2008/09/15/music-to-my-ears/

    px

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  56. annkent commented
    September 16th, 2008 at 6:39am

    Great idea! I posted a review of The Women, which I loved, to my new bog!

    annkents last blog post: The Women

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  57. Liz commented
    September 25th, 2008 at 9:14pm

    Very late to the party, but am still catching up on blogs, love this Holly, thanks so much for musical inspiration! Here are some of my currents:

    http://athenadreams.typepad.com/design/2008/09/5-wonder-fully-musical-things.html

    Lizs last blog post: 5 Wonder-fully Musical Things . . .

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  58. Perla Ljungberg commented
    February 20th, 2009 at 9:52am

    I like some music you listen it’s really good… but I literally die everytime i heard a song from any The killers album… i get into a great creative area and inspirational!! .. I really like them hehehe.. but you listen great music!! .. by the way!! … I LOVE YOU BLOG!!

    Perla Ljungbergs last blog post: Ultimamente!!

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