Monthly Archives: December 2013

Looking back, looking ahead

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As the year is slowly coming to an end, I’ve been finding myself thinking about the past months a lot. 2013 definitely wasn’t an ordinary year for me. It was a challenge, a year full of ups and downs, but in the end I came out stronger than ever. Here’s a little review of what went well this year and what didn’t as well as some goals I want to reach in 2014.

What went well

  • The one thing that made me happiest this year was my relationship with the boyfriend. At the beginning of 2013, our relationship was in its baby-stages. We were madly in love and these feelings for each other grew endlessly throughout the past year. I can’t even describe how great it is that I’ve found him. This year we’ve definitely grown into a strong team that is able to face whatever challenges life throws at us together. He is my rock and I know whatever happens he is there to catch me when I fall. And that is the greatest thing in the world. We also made a big decision by moving in together. We’ve been living together at my place since September and we were lucky to find our dream apartment to which we will move this January.
  • Music-wise my goal for this year was to play our songs in front of an audience. We did so 3 times this year which was one of the greatest experiences I’ve ever had. We started off with a little street gig at the music festival Rock im Park, then played 3 songs at an open stage event and took part in a private charity concert. We also managed to find a drummer who, despite being a lot younger than us, has been sticking around for a while now which gave us the opportunity to make some progress again after multiple letdowns.
  • I saw a lot of great bands live this year. 30 Seconds to Mars went on tour to support their new album. I’d been waiting for 1,5 years to see them again and being as obsessed as I am I saw them 5 times this year. Another highlight was to see Muse which was a dream come true for both the boyfriend and I. Biffy Clyro was another memorable show. I also went to a big music festival for the first time, something I’d wanted to do for ages and I loved every minute of it. So much so that I went to a few more. In total, I went to 3 festivals and 6 concerts.
  • 2013 was also a good year in travel with 2 bigger and lots of smaller trips. See my travel review here.
  • It was an average year in blogging, but I gained a lot of new followers and also introduced a new category called “Musings on Music” in which I’m sharing more about my biggest passion. I’m going to do a more detailed review on this topic once the year is over.

What didn’t go well

  • In 2o13, I probably hit the lowest point in my entire life when I had some kind of breakdown (I don’t know how else to call it) resulting from a long period of stress at work. Looking back now, it feels like it took me almost half the year to crawl out of that dark hole I’d fallen in. It was incredibly hard and more often than not I felt like even normal things were taking up all my energy. Slowly, I was feeling better and better, I felt my strength coming back,  but still something wasn’t right. I’d thought about running away from the work that had brought me to that place more than once. In the end, I stayed, but I opened my mouth. I talked about what had to be changed in my work situation in order for me to feel good again. I was very lucky to have a boss who was eager to help me and I can now say that I like going to work again. It’s not my passion, it’s what gives me the freedom money-wise to pursue my dreams, but I enjoy work and that’s something valuable.
  • Creatively, it wasn’t a very good year for me. I think this is partly due to me being busy dealing with the breakdown and it’s aftermath. But I was also being a bit lazy and the boyfriend and I suddenly had to deal with the situation that we’re now not just band mates anymore, but more than that. And many times we spent our free time being lovey-dovey instead of making music. I only wrote 1,5 songs this year which is a total disappointment. We also had to deal with the fact that we were being abandoned by fellow musicians again and I think along the way we lost our motivation to find replacements. So despite of some highlights like the gigs we played things were moving pretty slow this year.
  • I also didn’t take care of my blog as much as I wanted this year. There were long breaks between posts sometimes because I was too busy with other things. I feel like I could’ve done so much more because I certainly wasn’t short of ideas. I just didn’t make enough time for it.

My goals for 2014

  • In 2014, I want to make music my number one priority again. I want to write songs on a regular basis and I also want to learn more about music theory. I’ve started to work through a book on that topic, so I want to finish that. I’ve also picked up playing keyboard again to help me understand things better and I also want to try to play it in the band. We’ve also started a recording project with the songs we already have, so we’ll hopefully have 6 finished songs recorded in a couple of months. Another goal is to finally have a full band with which we can go on stage. I definitely want to have a gig with a full band at least once this year. That’s my biggest dream and I will do anything to accomplish it.
  • I also want to get into a better blogging routine again. I have lots of ideas for things to post and I want this place to become more lively again. My goal is to write 100 posts this year which makes an average of about 2 posts a week. I think that’s completely doable. I also want to share more about my life and the things I do on here. I will continue to share my thoughts on life and all it entails because that’s simply something I can’t stop doing, but I think that sharing some posts about actually living would be a good addition.
  • As I said in my travel review, there probably won’t be any big trips in store for me next year. But I still want to travel as much as I can, just on a smaller budget. Now that we’re having a car, we can basically go anywhere we want around here and there’s loads of things to discover even close-by. Of course, I’ll share all these adventures here.
  • Of course, I’ll also continue to go to concerts and festivals and I hope there’ll be some great shows to see in 2014. So far, I’m already going to 3 concerts (including one in France which means I’ll get to travel, yay!) until March and to Rock im Park again in June which I think is a pretty good schedule already. I can’t wait to add more!
  • Last but not least, I want to focus on making a nice home for me and the boyfriend in our new apartment. I’m sure there’s going to be discussions about the future as well because somewhere along the road we both want to have a family together. But that’s future talk for now.

In summary, I can say that 2013 was a year of recovery and reflection for me. And also a year in which I had to overcome some pretty big obstacles in my way. I learned a lot about myself which gave me a better sense of who I am and I now feel ready to conquer life again. So I want 2014 to be the year of living and doing! I want it to be filled with adventures, dedicated to the people and things I love. I can’t wait to get started.

How was your 2013? And what are your plans for the new year?

Christmas Food Porn

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I hope y’all had wonderful holidays! The past 3 days mainly consisted of food, food and more food for me, or so it seems. Well, there was also time spent with my loved ones during and in between, but food plays a very important role during Christmas (or any other holiday) in Germany and I guess it’s no different in other parts of the world. As I promised in my previous post, here are some mouth-watering impressions of my Christmas meals.

As the boyfriend and I decided to spend Christmas Eve just the 2 of us, we wanted to cook some awesome food. While shopping Christmas decorations we stumbled over a 5€ cookbook, so we bought it to get some inspiration for what to make. It didn’t take long and we had put together a 3-course meal. To be honest, I didn’t think it would take as long as it took to prepare all the stuff, but by the time the first course was ready I had nearly starved to death and I was exhausted as if I’d just run a marathon or something. It was a lot of fun though and the 3 hours in the kitchen were totally worth it. Here’s a picture of our dinner table including reindeer candle holders and the compulsary bottle of wine.

As a starter, we made a mushroom soup with boletus broth. It had a very strong taste, but in a good way.

For the main course, we decided to have carp which is a pretty common Christmas dish around here. We were pretty lucky to still get some nice filet so shortly before Christmas. The first shop we went to was already sold out, but thanks to the boyfriend’s sister-in-law we found a shop that still had all sorts of fish in abundance. The carp was served with homemade horse raddish sauce which was simply a dream. It was so yummy! It also came with parsley potatoes and lettuce with lemon dressing.

Because we were already stuffed by the time we’d finished the main course (especially me), we decided to postpone dessert for a little and give each other our presents first. The boyfriend totally surprised me with a voucher for a tattoo. Wow! I’ve been talking about getting a tattoo on my wrist for like forever, but I’ve never actually made an appointment. I want it to be perfect and I still need to put in some time to think about the design, but now I have a real motivation to get this done in 2014. I’m so looking forward to it. But back to the dessert: baked apples with a nut-marzipan stuffing and vanilla sauce. I seriously rolled into bed that night. It was a perfect evening!

On Christmas Day, we went to my parents to have lunch with them, my sister and my grandma. We’ve had the same lunch on that day for as long as I can remember and it’s one of my favourite family traditions. We used to have that meal at my grandma’s and she would cook all the stuff by herself, but since she’s getting older now we’ve moved it to my parents’ place, so she doesn’t have to do it all on her own anymore. At first, we had my absolute favourite: liver dumpling soup. My grandma still makes the dumplings herself with fresh liver and it’s one of the most delicious things I’ve ever had. I’d say it’s even something for people who usually don’t like eating liver.

The main course consists of turkey stuffed with minced meat (also made by my grandma) and Spätzle with gravy. Spätzle are a type of pasta from the part of Germany I’m from. They’re usually served with lots of meat and they’re also one of my favourite dishes. If you come to Germany, make sure to try them. You’ll love them, I promise.

For dessert, my Mum made an interesting dish: berry brioche. It’s basically brioche (a French pastry) with different types of berries inside. My Mum likes to try new things all the time and this was definitely something I liked.

Today, we already had to leave my parents. It was a short visit, but we also had to see the boyfriend’s family, so off we went again. I didn’t take any pictures of the food we had today, I guess I was a little sick of all the eating already, even though it was delicious again. We had noodle soup (or noodles with soup as I like to call it because it consists of 99% noodles, lol), goose with red cabbage and potato dumplings, fruit salad, Makówki (a Polish dessert made of poppy-seeds, milk and white bread), cake, Christmas cookies… Now I’m lying on my couch unable to move and I’ll probably stay there until the new year. All the food was amazing and delicious and I loved sharing it with my family, but I’ve really had enough now.

What did you have for Christmas? Do you have any family food traditions?

It’s Christmas!

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Wow, I can’t believe it’s Christmas already! Where in the world did the time go? I have to say I haven’t felt very christmassy so far this year. Which is probably due to the weather not acting like it’s December at all. There have been a few snow flakes in early December, but nothing worth mentioning and it hasn’t been very cold yet. In fact, we’re having temperatures around 10 degrees right now which makes me feel like spring is right around the corner. Despite the lack of that Christmas feeling I made sure to take part in some of the traditions around here, the most important one of them being the Christmas market. I absolutely love going there even though it can be quite a hassle in Frankfurt. The Christmas market here is always crowded, but it’s also pretty huge with many stalls selling gifts, food and drinks. The Frankfurt Christmas market mainly takes place on the Römer, a public place in the city center surrounded by old half-timber houses with stalls going down as far as to the river Main. There’s also a part in front of the Paulskirche church and the stalls lead all the way up to the main shopping street, the Zeil. The picture below shows the main part of the market in front of the Römer with the big Christmas tree. It was taken on Sunday which was the last day, so it was pretty crowded as you can see.

DSC02829This year I managed to visit the Christmas market 4 times, mainly to sip on my beloved Glühwein (mulled wine) or Feuerzangenbowle (a red wine punch with rum). On my first trip there, I was so eager I had 2 cups of the latter which made me feel pretty miserable the next day. It’s pretty hard stuff indeed ;).

DSC02833There are also a lot of other hot drinks you can get, sometimes with pretty funny names. Me and the boyfriend like to just order the drink with the funniest name and see what we get. This year we had the “Hot snowman” which turned out to be hot amaretto with way too much cream on top (it was still yummy though) and a “Tipsy banana”, cocoa with rum (I guess) and banana slices.

DSC02837A visit to the Christmas market isn’t complete without stuffing your stomach with some delicious food. In Frankfurt, you can get lost of different things from Bratwurst and other kinds of sausages and meat to filled pancakes, French crepes, Dampfnudeln (a yeast dumpling served with vanilla sauce) and waffles with all kinds of toppings and thousands of other things I can’t think of right now.

DSC02832There’s even a stall where you can get fondue and gather around a little table to eat it. I really want to try that next year. If you haven’t had enought there’s also tons of sweets you can buy like almonds and other nuts roasted in sugar, popcorn or fruit covered in chocolate. So it’s definitely a must to come to the Christmas market with an empty stomach, so you can fully enjoy all the culinary pleasures waiting for you.

A smaller amount of stalls are also selling other things like candles, Christmas decorations, gloves, scarves and the likes. This year I bought some beautiful candles as little gifts for my mum, grandma and the boyfriend’s mum. I never find these things as exciting as the food and drinks though. Of course not.

DSC02831I have to say, I’m a little sad that the Christmas market is already over, but I’m also looking forward to the holidays. This year is only the second time that I’m not going to celebrate Christmas Eve (which is the most important of the holidays here in Germany where everybody will get their presents) with my parents and sister. For the first time, the boyfriend and I are going to celebrate Christmas Eve just the 2 of us. We’ve already bought a cute little Christmas tree which we decorated yesterday.

Then we’re going to cook a delicious (or so I hope) 3-course Christmas dinner and give our presents to each other. It’s just going to be a cozy, quiet celebration. On the 25th, we’re going to my parents for our traditional turkey lunch. And then it’s back to Frankfurt for another lunch on the 26th (which is also a holiday here) with the boyfriend’s family. After that food marathon I probably won’t need anything to eat until the new year, but I’m looking forward to all these festivities, to spend time with the people we love and to appreciate all we have. I’ll make sure to post some pictures of our celebrations and, most importantly, the food we had after the holidays.

Until then I’m wishing all of you Merry Christmas and happy holidays! Enjoy the time with your loved ones!

My year in travel

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Continuing with my annual review posts, this time I’d like to share a review of my travels in 2013. This year definitely was a good year in travelling for me. I went to 7 destinations by plane alone which was probably the most I ever did in one year, including two business trips and 2 oversea flights. We also did quite a few road trips in Germany since the boyfriend bought a car this summer. I absolutely love going on road trips. Before we had the car, I mostly travelled to places by train. But with a car I find there to be so much more freedom. You can basically go wherever you want with no schedule to stick to. I love to see the landscape pass by in front of my eyes, to discover new territory, just to let the road take me somewhere unexpected. Usually I’m more of a long-distance traveller because I love to discover different cultures and landscapes. It can never be too different for me. However, this year I learned that there are actually a lot of interesting places to explore just very close to where we live, so this is definitely something I want to continue to do next year. Since we’re having a move ahead which will probably cost us a little fortune with all the stuff we need to get for the new place, there definitely won’t be any long-distance strips in store for us in 2014. But I’m just as excited about doing more local trips and travelling to places here in Europe. Anyway, here’s a review of my travels with my favourite picture of each trip:

London

Our first trip of the year led us to London for the Easter weekend. While it was still freezing cold, we had fun exploring the city and meeting up with some old and new friends. My favourite part of the trip was when we strolled around Camden town. I just love the creative vibe of that place despite it being a bit touristy here and there.

Canada: Montreal and Quebec City

In May, we went on our first long-distance trip together. Well, it was basically the boyfriend’s first ever long-distance trip and his second flight after London. I’d never been to Canada before and even though it was still fairly cold at times (we seemed to have an issue with that during our travels this year) I absolutely loved it. While I liked staying both in Montreal and Quebec City, my favourite part of the trip was when we stayed at this cozy place in the woods. One day we took a little hike to a lake hidden in the woods. There was noone else there. Just us and nature. It was so beautiful and peaceful, almost like being in a dream.

Berlin

Well, this was probably the shortest trip of the year. In June, I went to Berlin for a 30 Seconds to Mars concert. I spent less than 24 hours in the city, but it was still well worth it. I’d been waiting to see this band again for 1,5 years and I met with some awesome people I know from a band-related forum. So. Much. Fun.

Nuremberg

The reason I was only able to stay in Berlin for such a short time was that I had to get to Nuremberg the next day to attend my first ever music festival, Rock im Park. I had an awesome time there, not only listening to great music all day, but also playing our first ever little street gig. In fact, I enjoyed it so much that we’re going back next year. I absolutely can’t wait!

Neuhausen ob Eck

Only 2 weeks after Rock im Park we went to another music festival in the black forest area called Southside . And of course, the weather was rather cold for this time of year. I basically spent the whole weekend freezing because I didn’t expect the temperatures to drop that much during the night and we were camping this time. I still enjoyed it, but to be honest I was very happy when I was able to sleep in my cozy warm bed again after that weekend.

Loreley

DSC02049The Loreley is a famous rock on the river Rhine and part of the UNESCO world heritage. Close to that rock is an open air theatre where a concert of one of our favourite bands in the whole wide world, Muse, took place in July. I’d always wanted to see a concert at this famous venue and while the organisation was crap (especially for food/beverages and parking), I loved the atmosphere there. It was a magical night for sure. While I’m dying to see Muse again, I’m not sure I want to go back to that particular venue though  because it was quite a hassle.

Nice

And there was even more concert-related travelling in 2013. Only 2 days after the Muse show, I went to Nice to meet up with my friends from the Mars forum again. This time it was boiling hot, but we enjoyed some lovely days in Southern France. The concert took place at a fairly small open-air venue which was definitely a plus, even though the band seemed to be more busy with shooting a live video than actually putting on a great show for the audience.

Rothenburg ob der Tauber

August marked the last music festival we went to this year. Luckily, this festival is only a 45-minute drive from my parents’ place (well, at least if you’re having a decent GPS which we didn’t), so we decided to spend the weekend with them and only went to the festival on Sunday because we basically just wanted to see one band in particular. It’s a rather rural area, but I love it with its many fields and forests. It reminds me of home.

Löf

In August, we also celebrated the boyfriend’s birthday and because I thought it would be good for us to have a relaxing break from everday-life my present to him was a weekend in a spa hotel on the river Mosel. Thanks to our crappy GPS we ended up taking the car ferry to cross the river Rhine which was an adventure in itself. And we had an awesome time relaxing in the spa and taking some time off from our sometimes hectic life.

USA: Lake Michigan road trip

Our second big travel adventure of the year took us to the US, specifically to Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois. Originally, we had planned to go on a road trip through Europe in the fall, but since the boyfriend had to go to Detroit on business we changed plans. Even though it was already quite cold there in October (surprise!) and we even saw the first snowflakes of the winter, we had an amazing time. I felt so alive duting these two weeks, like I was finally able to live fully again. I absolutely loved it!

Cologne

My last concert-related trip of the year was to Cologne in early November. Again I went to see 30 Seconds to Mars with my friends. I’d never really been to Cologne before, so it was a nice way to connect a concert with a nice little trip. I really want to come back in summer because I think it’s an awesome place especially during that time of year.

Bad Kissingen

DSC_0559On November 24th, me and the boyfriend had our first anniversary. We’d decided to go on a weekend trip to celebrate it properly and the boyfriend wanted to organize a little something. He surprised me with a trip to Bad Kissingen, a well-known spa town in Bavaria. We spent the weekend eating great food, taking a stroll in the park in the sunshine and soaking in the spa. It was wonderful and just the right way to celebrate the past amazing months we’ve spent together.

We don’t have anymore trips lined up for the rest of the year except for a trip home for Christmas to see my family. We’re going to spend the rest of the year relaxing at home and preparing for the upcoming move. This year definitely was exciting when it comes to travelling and I can’t wait to explore more next year.

Have you been on any trips this year? Where did you go and what was your favourite place? I’d love to hear your travel stories!

Musings on Music: My songs of 2013

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It’s the end of the year already – can you believe it!? Which means it is time to look back on some tumultous, amazing, crazy months. Over the coming weeks I’m going to post a couple of reviews on various topics and I thought I’ll start with one of the things that is most important to me. Which is, of course, music.

My iPod is a constant companion in my life. When I’m going outside on my own I never leave without it. Unless I forget it, because I’m late for work (again!) and in a hurry. There have been a few occasions where I really did leave it at home. The funny thing is that when this did happen, I didn’t realize it until I was already on the train or somewhere else too far enough from home to go back. The reason for this is that there’s constantly music playing in my head. I think I’m having a pretty good memory music-wise. When I’ve listened to a song a few times I can remember even the tiniest details of it and replay it in my hand. It’s actually pretty awesome. But still it’s no comparison to real music. Because I definitely can’t turn up the volume of a song in my head. In a way, my iPod is a shield that protects me from the outside world. If I want to, I can shut myself completely off from everything that’s going on around me. Which is most of the time when I’m surrounded by strangers, especially when I’m in a space where I’m forced to stay in the middle of a crowd of unknown people like on a busy train. Music comforts me, it allows me to let my thoughts flow freely, to just be by myself, to make me feel better when I’m feeling low and to push me even higher when I’m overflowing with joy. And most of all, it tells people around me to leave me alone. Well, at least it works that way with most people. In the few other cases, there’s the deathstare. But I guess that’s a story for another day.

So, which songs did I listen to the most this year? I’m as curious as you are, so here’s my personal Top Ten:

10. Biffy Clyro – That Golden Rule
Times played: 52
What I like about this song: This is probably the most energetic and aggressive song of Biffy Clyro (at least of the songs I know so far). Lots of heavy guitars. Lots of banging drums. Lots of dynamic. A perfect rock song. It’s even more impressive when played live. I think my eardrums weren’t that happy though. 😉
Reminds me of: Being angry and wanting to smash something. If you’re upset about something, this is the perfect song to let off steam.
Favourite lyric: Secrets are the truth, they are the truth

9. Muse – Guiding Light
Times played: 53
What I like about this song: This song was sitting on my iPod for the longest time, ignored and unnoticed. Until I heard it live and instantly fell in love with it. It is probably one of the cheesiest Muse songs, but also so beautiful. And heart-breaking. I would lie if I said I haven’t shed a few tears while listening to it.
Reminds me of: Watching this song being performed live at the Loreley, squeezing the boyfriend’s hand while a balloon in the shape of a light bulb was flying over our heads and thousands of lights were lighting up the audience.
Favourite lyric: Sunshine trapped in our hearts, it could rise again

8. Itchy Poopzkid – We Say So
Times played: 53
What I like about this song: To be honest, I have no idea why I’ve listened to this song so many times. Up until now I didn’t even know I did. I listened to the whole album a lot at the beginning of the year because I was going to a concert of this band (which is a German punk rock band for those of you who don’t know them) and I wanted to know the songs. This is the first song of the album, so that’s probably why it was played most often. Other than that, I don’t really have any thoughts on that particular song. I like it. But that’s it.
Reminds me of: Waiting for spring to release us from the darkest winter of all times
Favourite lyric: It ain’t over til we say so

7. Muse – Supermassive Blackhole
Times played: 54
What I like about this song: Matt Bellamy’s falsetto. This man is a vocal genius. I can just about hit the high notes he’s singing. And I’m a woman. I also like the rather dark, mysterious atmosphere of that song. It’s a karaoke favourite of mine, too.
Reminds me of: I don’t know, but first and foremost it reminds me of the Twilight saga. Pathetic, I know.
Favourite lyric: You set my soul alight

6. Itchy Poopzkid – I Believe
Times played: 55
What I like about this song: This song kinda speaks from my heart. And while I’m usually a fan of lyrics that are more subtle and intricate, I like the straightforwardness in this one.
Reminds me of: Trying to find a place and a purpose in life, even when the odds are against you
Favourite lyric: A dream that once had walked away is back in good hands

5. Muse – Take a Bow
Times played: 56
What I like about this song: This is another one of these songs that got played the most because it’s first on an album. What I particularly like about this song musically is the climax it’s going through. Starting slowly and rather quietly only to explode in the second half of the song and then also slowly taking the melody up on the scale. Everytime you think it won’t go any further, it will. It’s the typical Muse hand writing and one of the reasons I love this band so much. I also like the social criticism that’s inherent in the song.
Reminds me of: The feeling I had when I discovered this musical genius of a band – pure admiration and excitement.
Favourite lyric: Our freedom’s consuming itself. What we’ve become, it’s contrary to what we want

4. 30 Seconds to Mars – City of Angels
Times played: 59
What I like about this song: First of all, I have to explain that this is a song of the new album of Mars which was released earlier this year. An album I’d been eagerly waiting for for 1+ year. Only to find out that I didn’t like it that much. This song is one of the better songs in my opinion. I basically only listened to 3 songs of that album most of the time. It’s nice, but it doesn’t speak to me like previous songs have. Unfortunately. I think the reason this (and other songs of this album) have been played so many times was me trying to get used to the new sound. Which ultimately failed.
Reminds me of: U2’s “With or without you”. I’m not kidding, this song is an almost exact copy of the U2 classic. I once crossed a street in Canada and suddenly heard a tune coming out of a car. I was like: “Whoa, they’re playing Mars on the radio!” Turned out it was U2. :/
Favourite lyric: All my life I was never there. Just a ghost running scared

3. Muse – Starlight
Times played: 59
What I like about this song: Oh look, it’s Muse. Again! I guess by now I’ve become pretty predictable when it comes to my choice of bands. The bass is particularly ace in this one. It’s ear-piercing. Another classic Muse song. Even though I believe there are better ones.
Reminds me of: The live song during which I told the boyfriend I love him for the first time. It was a magical moment.
Favourite lyric: You electrify my life. Let’s conspire to ignite all the souls that would die just to feel alive

2. Biffy Clyro – The Captain
Times played: 68
What I like about this song: Oh my God, I just love this song. Lovelovelove it. It’s so catchy it makes me wanna dance through the room like a maniac. Or the train. Or my office. I guess the fact that I’ve only started to listen to this song from August and it’s now in second rank tells you a lot about how much I dig it. The bass is also insane. I tried to learn how to play it. I failed, but who cares.
Reminds me of: Pirates. And wanting to conquer the world
Favourite lyric: I’m in control. I am the son of God

1. 30 Seconds to Mars – Do or Die
Times played: 91 (WHAT!!!???)
What I like about this song: Ok, this really is a surprise. I absolutely had no idea I have listened to this song so many times. I mean it’s definitely my favourite of the new Mars album, but it’s kinda weird that a song of an album which I claim has been quite a disappointment to me is ranking on number 1. But well, that’s the way it is. It’s not a bad song. There was a time where I really liked listening to it. I guess I just literally listened it to death after a while. 😉
Reminds me of: Wanting to go out and DO something. Like stealing a unicorn. Or painting the sky in rainbow colors. Or just running as fast as the wind and never stopping ever again. It also reminds me of me and my friends jump-jump-jumping like maniacs during the 5 shows I attended this year. And of desperately trying to find something in the music that wasn’t there anymore.
Favourite lyric: I don’t want to live a lie that I believe

Alright, that’s my song review. Be sure to check out a few of the songs I mentioned. What are your most listened songs of 2013? I’d really love to know!