Let’s get a little harder for the weekend, Ahem. Sun is out-ish, So let’s get a little Californian.

HELLO peeps and Welcome to all new comers all over the world, and I do mean ALL over.

Let’s reflect a sec on that shall we. Isn’t that in itself amazing. People from all over the world able to connect and share a moment in someone else’s life. A word, a comment, a gorgeous interaction with a like minded, lover of the same.

To join people together, to see how similar we all are. To feel for them, rejoices and explore the sumptuous nooks and crannies of each other’s cultures. ( a fab English phrase for getting right in to all the tricky bits, lol ) I do forget how many of those kind of phrases us Brits use.

Which in fact, as if by magic, is the perfect example of one of the joyous cultural little nuances that I love learning so much.

Don’t we life in amazing and exciting times.

So this is a little playlist as special thanks for the huge response, all those kind comments and the sweethearts who took the time to reach out and message me too.

It means the world to me, So this is for you.

Hope you like our Californianystyley today. None are meant as messages, lol eg “F🌻🌻ck California” in any way obvs they are just brilliant songs.

That Lead Zeppelin song is one of my favourites of theirs and I do believe actually makes my heart swell slightly when I listen to it, It’s so beautiful. A fab Vampire Weekend song, Gomez, The Dresden Dolls, The Presidents of the United States, Illyus and Barrientos and a Superb Propellerheads tune.

PEACE, LOVE AND LIGHT TO YOU ALL EVERYWHERE.

p.s As soon as I can’t find a way to make loads of money I will be back to my wanderlust ways and will be visiting you beautiful countries/states again.

Soon I hope. I do love California, miss you, it’s been too long.

X

We interrupt this holiday broadcast to bring you, urgent music ! Dan Mangan, Up playlist. Such an incredible find I had to share him immediately, lol. X

I am so happy I found him … such versatility and diversity in his songs.

I was just watching a film last night and I Shazamed 4 of his songs.. it was meant to be.

I have never heard any of his music before, but there is so much to love.

Also I am guessing that I am out alone in not knowing him, because I’ve just found out that he is on tour at the moment. Yay !

Which means I will be going to see him at some point, somewhere.

Not only are they are in small fantastic venues, if the London venues are anything to go by and the tickets are £16 /$20 ish which is amazing!!

Tickets here…. Dan Mangan https://g.co/kgs/sJsDxv

Be rude not to give it a go at that price.

He is a Canadian musician who did the soundtrack for HECTOR AND HIS SEARCH FOR HAPINESS, which is where I found him.

Wiki bio here…. Dan Mangan https://g.co/kgs/PrZsyi

Such musician ship, such musicians such beautiful music.

Truly some glorious stuff, hence my urgency.

I will put another softer playlist of his on at some point, but started with this to give you a better taste for all his stuff.

From Funky to Folkey to classically lovely stuff. Not classical, but classically composed, you will see what I mean. Fantastic guitar, voice and even string arrangements on some.

See what you think?

Love, love, love to you all. X

Americana 1, Mini playlist for your pleasure.x

When I was little I was obsessed with America and everything American. Everytime we went we explored more and more I loved it more. Each state different, each holding its own unique treasures and I loved them all.

With undoubtedly some of THE MOST breathtaking Nature I have ever seen in my life anywhere on the planet. This music somehow reminds me of all that.

Such beautiful songs and what unbelievable voices.

God I wish I could sing, I would never stop. Music everywhere you go…You can’t ever forget your instrument or not have it when you wanted, Brilliant.

That WHITE BUFFALO song Wish it was true is excruciatingly good. It makes me feel every heart felt emotion laden note, with gorgeous deep lyrics.

Ir can bring a tear to my eye on the on a wrong day so I’ve added the WOOD BROTHERS song Sing about it on there again at the end so I don’t send anyone of crying and also because I love it so much I can’t get it out of my head since I found it. So much better to end on a high, don’t you think?

The last thing I want to do is make anyone cry, lol.

Plus more from the wonderful RAYLAND BAXTER, CAAMP and the Fantabulous JOHN PRINE ‘s Pretty good. Love that song.

Hope you can feel all them too, but not too much, ha ha.x

Have a beautiful day Big Hearts, even if you have to “make it so” to quote Star Trek. X

THANK YOU….🙏 And LOVE YOU !

YES YOU !

Truly from the bottom of my Enormous ❣ heart, even if I say it myself. I could not do this, nor would there be any point without you.

I suddenly realised that we may be close to 1000 people now joining us in the fun. Turns out I can count after all and in reality it is now 1100 Odd fellow Big Hearts following across the board on all platforms! 🙌💜🙌

So just WOW really, I am SO grateful for YOU, every last one of you, love you all for being so kind.

I am genuinely touched ( in a good way 😂😏) and feeling the love, So thankyou, thankyou, thankyou all.

This is going to be SO fun 😁

Also on a similar note a five days ago I promoted my first post on Facebook and on to Instagram. So I thought I would share the experience for any others thinking of doing the same to promote their thang. Also to explain why I am especially feeling the love and had to say something.

The add cost me a sum of £4 a day but it’s really entirely up to you what you spend. It was enough to risk as I see it like any gamble. Only ever bet what you are prepared to lose. Particularly as I am a genuine Neewb to all of this. I thought I would give it a go.

So I tried to choose a post that I thought that was..

A. A relevant/ important post, as in if you post often, one of your best, not a filler or a to short post to say much.

B. It had attracted likes in the past. Enough to show it doesn’t suck at least as a minimum I would say in my vast experience 😂

C. It was an attractive photo ( visuals are key..ALWAYS.) But I would say that, as it’s what I understand and know best. I LOVE THIS PHOTO. That why I used it as my introduction to the blog on my very first post.

D. It has something that shows who you are. I used one with all the playlists on so people could see exactly who we are and get a feel for us very quickly in a single post.

So Despite instagram being the last platform that I ventured to bravely, if I was/am still slightly fumbling around like a child. Now I’d have to say, that I am reborn in regards to Instagram. What is not to like. Well maybe the sharing features, ahem!

Not only must they be, most definitely, showing it to people who could possibly like and/or respond to my kind of blog, but your amazing response has just blown me a way and proved to be a great success.

That one post has been shown to 10k people In 4/5 days and had an wonderful reaction, Thank you 🙏

We were at 1700 likes as I drafted this yesterday, now more than over 2000 likes on that one post and seems to be growing by the minute, and 200+ follows too.

WOW you lot, Big up you 💜💜💜

As apposed to Facebook getting only 8 likes… which is a vast difference, and NO followers other than personal requests. So to speak.

It is so hard to have a clue what you are doing in the beginning of all this. So to see this kind of response is wonderful to feel that I must be doing something right. Codependently or not. It genuinely makes me happy, Lol.

Big apologies too if I made any mistakes with the old follow not follow malarkey. New to this, and all that. So I don’t always/often know what I’m doing. So if the follow was offensive, it was meant more as a gift to say thank you for all the likes for any who want them.

Nor do I have any intentions of going prying through your life or pics because I see this as an invasion of privacy. As you can see I highly value my privacy as you can see, so I feel EXACTLY the same about yours. So apologies if I do not accept the personal FB account requests, also for the same reason.

So just so you know FYI.

I WILL NOT be going through anyone’s personal pics. Sorry.

So no matter how hot as F##k you look in that selfie from the bathroom in your Pants/mankini, or on that beach…it’s private so I won’t even be looking let alone liking any of that kinda thing.

It’s nothing personal…it’s just personal.

I will Like the odd pet, flower or view. But even babies ( who are genuinely some of my most favourite people in the world) or even family pics, would already feel like an invasion of someone’s privacy to me and so a huge no no.

So please don’t think I don’t think your baby, selfie, or body is fab…I’m sure they are all Fanfu**ingfantastic. It’s just I am Genuinely not looking.

Pets though…fair game 😂

Equally finding time to fit everything I need into the days is enough of a challenge to me, without looking through 200 odd lives, I’m sure you are the same.

That is why I followed, just as a way to say thanks to any who want them only.

So To all you Big Hearts

Thankyou all and

BIG BIG BIG LOVE YOU LOVELY PEOPLE….

With Impeccable Taste 😂😉

For you

GIVE THX by the amazing NIGHTMARES ON WAX

Tuesday Tunes to Chill to with all my love x

Our new Chill 1 playlist straight from the Chillout area. Slow sexy little numbers from…

THE HERBALISER, WAX TAYLOR,RODNEY HUNTER and NIGHTMARES ON WAX.. they are all so good, I love them. Some gorgeous voices too.

It reminds me of a lay on the grass in the sun with friends sort of music. Or sitting by the pool on holiday. Or even just getting ready for a night out with friends.

What does this remind you of, or make you feel?

As always with my stuff even if it doesn’t sound like your kind of thing, I would say give it a chance. Hopefully then you will understand why each and every song is there and you never know what you next best most favourite thing is going to be unless you try it.

For me there are only two types of music….

Good and Bad, apart from that anything goes really. No rules and I find it better that way. Why limit yourself?

My only rule if you can call it that-ish, is it has to make me feel. Something, surely ? In the same way that all Art has to move me…. to something.

Or conversely it makes me FEEL like getting up and changing the song. Either/Or 🤣

For all of you, with all my love.

💜

Let’s get a little funky for the weekend shall we. X

A fabulous little mix of some of the loveliest upbeat soulful funk.

So much soul 🎶💜💜💜🎶 it always lifts my vibrations.

With the brilliant Betty Write, Jean Knight, Rufus Thomas, the Isley Brother.

Funky Nassau and Since you’ve been gone, are stillr two of those songs that I can get lost in no matter how often I hear them, I never get tired of hearing them.

So we can add them to my pile of most loved songs.

Hope the week treated you kindly and that the weekend does too.

All my Love, Big Heart. xxx

Soft latin Mini Playlist 2 THAT WORKS ! OOPS : )

Here by Request more lovely Latin music old and new. Do let me know if there is anything you are especially loving and i can always see what i can do for you. So basically… i do requests ; )

Big Love and light to you all. X

Wishing you a wonderful wednesday errrr thursday.

With the first one

Happy days.

x