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What do you do when you don’t have any music stored on your computer? Recently I bought a new computer and most of the time I use it instead of my laptop which is working perfectly fine. I know now why I didn’t transfer any music from one HP to another. I wanted to be free from the “static music”, the music that already known by me, the music that I love. I find it that if you listen to the same set of songs all over again eventually you will get tired of it. Have  you ever noticed how fast the favourite song of yours become “oh crap, this one again”-song just because the radio stations are playing it too often?

I wrote about Songza, but since it’s only for iPad, iPhone etc, I re-discovered 8tracks. Yes, it is mostly indie music, and sometimes it is too sad and even depressing, but you can find at least a few mixes there that you will love. You can even make your own mix using Soundcloud or the mp3 files from your computer. You can share your mix with others or you can make for your ears only. Your choice.

Personally, I really like the mixes with piano music (what a surprise!) but especially with korean music. There is a lot of mixes like that on 8tracks. A couple of mixes related to my fav Sherlock (apparently, there is a fandom about this cool BBC show).

Just give it a try if you haven’t yet. Hope you enjoy it.


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I never wrote a review about a book that I was enjoying so much. I was always afraid that I won’t be able to say anything that will even remotely describe my views, emotions and impressions. So I am taking a step forward and writing about a wonderful book – “The Forty Rules of Love” by Elif Shafak. This book just asked me to pick it up from the shelf in my local library. When I looked at the cover all I saw was “A novel of Rumi” and by then I already knew I will borrow this book and I will enjoy it. I believe in signs. After reading “The Alchemist” by Coelho I began to see the signs around me. At some point the signs disappeared which meant that I was too busy looking somewhere else. A few years ago Rumi and his poetry saved me during my sad days of realizing that my marriage is no more. And now holding this book in my hands tells me that I found a friend who will guide me again, and this friend is Rumi with his wisdom. Even though “The Forty Rules of Love” is a fruit of fiction it is a remarkable piece of work. Reading it makes me feel that I am being myself again.


the forty rules of love

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I love to read. Went to the library today and got a couple of new books. 🙂


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Old memories

I was sorting out some old notebooks last night and found a small notebook with orange cover where I was writing down the quotes from the books I read… I always wanted to write a story. Well, I don’t think my English is THAT good 🙂 and for some reason I didn’t even think about writing in Russian (yep, it is my native tongue), but I remember that day when I went to Chapters, found a book with  “A Wordsmith’s Warm-Up” and wrote down this:

“Dump some Scrabble tiles into a jar. Choose ten tiles and start making words. Within minutes you should have a decent start-up”.

Or this idea:

“Write about a library that runs out of books, a school that runs out of children, a circus that runs out of animals. What on earth happened?”

I have a few favorite blogs about books and writing. Every time I see something like “don’t think you can write, just go and try it” I feel like a procrastinator who just reads but never writes.

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I’m back :)

Oh at least I am hoping I’m back. Didn’t have time and ran out of ideas for my new blog so I just… simply… forgot about it! 😦 I know, shame on me!

For now I will just post a pic of my favourite Kawai and some music I was working on…


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