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Tivoli Songbook

I recently purchased a Tivoli Songbook in green, specifically meant to play relaxing spa music in my bathroom. This was a Ruelala sample sale purchase. DH introduced me to the wonders of Tivoli. I bought him a brown PAL and clock radio a few years ago as gifts. Tivoli consistently offers great sound and design. I was lucky enough to find the Tivoli Audio Music System on sale in 2006 due to a local store closing. I can definitely attest to its quality. I’ve owned Aiwa, Sony, and Panasonic previous to owning Tivolis. The only one I was very happy with before Tivoli was the Panasonic stereo system (parts of the exterior were made of wood, sorry can’t remember the exact model), which I bought in 2000 (my mom has it now). I highly recommend Tivoli if you are looking for a small system. Tivolis have great sound quality and power for their small size, as well as a sleek classic design. If you are looking for a more serious sound system, check out Linn, B&W, Rotel, and McIntosh.

*Photocredit: Tivoli

Music Which Inspires Me

This is only a small handful. I’ll never forget the time I walked up to a Tower Records counter and the salesperson exclaimed how “eclectic” my musical taste was (I think I handed over Bjork, Limp Bizkit, Suzanne Vega, etc.- something like that). At that time, I really thought it was me just being me. What would my life be like without music? I couldn’t picture it.

*Photocredit: Amazon

Artist Michael Sowa

I started to take interest in his work before beginning this blog so I almost forgot to mention him. He is one of my favorite contemporary artists to the point where I’ve decorated my study with his artwork. He was featured in my #1 movie “Amelie” starring Audrey Tatou and Mathieu Kassovitz. I have been thinking about his artwork recently. My brother-in-law bought me “The Little King December” (by Axel Hacke, illustrated by Michael Sowa) off my Christmas wishlist. I also attempted to find an iPhone compatible download of “Amelie” but was met with disappointment =(. Without further adieu…

*Photocredit: Amazon.com, Michael Sowa, “Amelie” Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Vertical Horizon

Vertical Horizon is my favorite band. I’ve seen them a few times in concert and they’re performances were always so consistently good. I’m a little sad that Ed Toth left the band in 2005 to be the backup drummer for The Doobie Brothers. I doubt that would badly hurt VH’s new music though. When will the new Vertical Horizon album be out? We’ve been waiting FOREVER! I know Matt Scannell has been collaborating with Richard Marx re-vamping some loved oldies and that the duo has been touring, but it could never make up for VH being MIA =(. I heard a tidbit of a new VH song from Burning the Days on Matt’s My Space Web Blog and though it’s a little different from their usual stuff, it’s still awesome! We want the new CD! We want the new CD!….

*Photocredits: Amazon