Welcome to Musical Love

Musical Love is a website created from the love to music of all variations. The urge to write about the artists I love to follow and listen to, music events and much more. I cover pop, rock, electro-pop/rock/dance, symphonic rock and whatever else I love of performing arts.

I write about rising artists as well as established artists and my goal is to spread the word of my favourite bands and music to all over the world, so many more people can get to know the great music and existance of these artists.

For some of the artists I have help and back-up from the artist themselves, their managers and/or record companies.

Photos you see on the site are either taken by myself, contributed by other fans, screenshots, sent by managers or record companies OR bought with licenced rights to use through syndication agencies, such as Scanpix. I use NOTHING I am not allowed to use.

That said I also need to point out that this is all non-profit. Nobody earns a cent from this, its all based on love for the music and is made in my spare time because I love to do it.

Post Eurovision Depression

It is Sunday May 20th, 2019, and many of us Eurovision fans are hit by post-Eurovision-depression. It includes fatigue from a busy period listening to lots of good music, thoughts of what the songs are about, which song is better than which ones and how will it do in the semis and the finals compared to others etc. Also the fatigue from having been up late last night, waiting for the final results, the excitements over the three Eurovision evenings, the impossibility of being able to sleep afterwards because of all the impressions of the evening and shocks from the votes in the final.

It is well known by now that the winner this year was the Netherlands, which was expected, but the dark horse this year was Macedonia, which nobody had calculated with, but which got a lot of the juries’ votes.

Like written in another post, my personal favourites were Norway, Estonia and Denmark, but there were several others I liked very much too.

Going through the Eurovisiongroups on facebook this morning makes me sad to see the reactions of a lot of people. Hateful comments towards countries, artists and those who topped the final… An event which should unite people because music is universal and a thing to do well with people, is still able to split people and show their true faces. Sad sad sad.

Which music is good and which is not, is a personal taste and people should really not set themselves up to be judges over what is good and what is not.

The Netherlands is the winner of Eurovision 2019, that is how it is, it got the most votes, so there is no unfairness about it – if you want to change the votes of next year’s result, get your friends and family to watch Eurovision, form an opinion and urge them to vote. That’s the only way to achieve change. Nothing is achieved by complaining and picking on others.

Second semi-final gone well

The second semifinal of this year’s Eurovision was last night, and I am happy to say that every single one of my favorites are in the final on Saturday. I Sadly find there are so many boring and/or noisy songs this year that I am not surprised that my family fell asleep before it was over. But I think it will be different Saturday. With the results of the semifinals, at least WE have a reason to set up a small party at home.

I will most likely be kicked for not having my own country as top favourite, but I really don’t care which country is which – I vote for the songs I like, and to me, a good Eurovision song is a song which does something for my emotions.

Keiino – Spirit in the sky – live at semi-final 2 May 16th 2019

My number one this year is Norway’s Keiino with Spirit in the sky. Keiino formed in 2018 and has three members, Tom Hugo, Alexandra Rotan and Fred Buljo. Spirit in the sky is an up-tempo electropopsong, very suitable for the party that Eurovision should be, and which is different from Keiino as electropopband to other bands, is that they include the traditional joiking of the Sami’s of the North. It gives their music that specific difference that they are not just “one of them all” but stand out in a good way.

Victor Crone – Storm – live at semi-final 2, May 16th 2019

My number two this year is Estonias Victor Crone with the song Storm. Victor is a Swedish singer and guitarist who has previously participated in the Swedish national selection, Melodifestivalen, but failed to qualify. Storm is an up-tempo popsong with only Victor on the scene, playing his guitar on and off. His crisp voice does that he is one of the few singers we can actually HEAR the lyrics of, where other singers often drown the lyrics in unclear mumble.

Leonora Jepsen – Love is forever – live at sedond semi-final May 16th 2019

My number three is my own country, Denmark.  The evening we had the Danish election, I started out having a different favourite, but before Leonora was halfway through her song, Love is forever, I was hooked by the simplicity of the song as well as the message. Love is forever brings Eurovision back to what it was originally – about the song, not a huge digital flashlight show, but focus on the song and presentation. And I can’t help but finding it cool that the song pokes a finger at all the political stuff controlling everything around us. “Don’t be so political” is a sentence sung in the chorus. And isn’t that just right? Don’t be so political, but start being ourselves and enjoy life.

New domain name

The legendary Alexander Bard of BWO, Gravitionas and Army of Lovers, once told me that I should use every opportunity to advertise that I’m Danish/Scandinavian/Nordic instead of hiding in the crowd of .com and .net as it seems these nationalities are highly liked and interesting nationalities throughout the world, Especially since all the viking and medieval TV series have been broadcast.

When Musical Love broke down on the old server for the second time, and nothing could be rescued – not even the domain name until some time during 2022, and I once again had to start all from scratch, I also had to think of which domainname to go with – and Alexander’s words came to mind – be proud to be Danish and use it. so here we go, new domain name from now on and forwards: www.musical-love.dk

Thank you for your support

-Karina Brandt

Lost and not found

Currently Musical Love is being built from scratch from the third time.

A second servercrash at the old host caused the loss of absolutely everything here, so there is a lot to regain and to work on for a while.

A good thing is that nothing is so bad that something new can’t grow from it. The site is now built from a different template, which I hope you will like, with more features than the old site AND the domain name will be lost soon too, and will be re-vived as www.musical-love.dk

– Karina