What’s on my playlist – Nadia from My Hartjie

December 24, 2015

In my Tunesday posts, I share with my readers music that I enjoy, sometimes with a little backstory, sometimes not. With ‘What’s on my playlist” fellow bloggers and readers of OSI now have a chance to share their favourite music and artists and their least liked music or musician as well. Each week I will have a different guest featured. If you would like to contribute to this series, pop me an email at hello(at)osoinspired(dot)com.

This week’s post is by Cape Town fashion blogger Nadia. She blogs over at My Hartjie, which is Afrikaans for My Heart.


Tell us a bit about yourself and your blog.
Hi, guys! My name is Nadia and I’ve been blogging over at My Hartjie since 2013. My Hartjie is primarily a personal style blog set to the tune of my weekend adventures in and around Cape Town. I am a junior attorney by day, and my blog is a (much needed) creative outlet where I can break away from my day job and focus on the prettier things in life. I’m also an artist and avid online gamer when not practicing law or mentally styling outfits for myself or strangers in the mall.

What style of music do you enjoy? Who are some of your favourite artists?
As a teenager, I regarded rock and roll as the only “real” music in the world, but luckily growing up brings some perspective! Although I still enjoy – slightly more intelligible – rock music (with way less drama and screaming involved) such as Foo Fighters and Muse, I primarily listen to new indie pop and folk artists I happen across on Reddit’s r/ListenToThis nowadays. The artist I enjoy listening to is quite diverse – anything from Bob Dylan, Noah and the Whale, Catey Shaw to Lana Del Rey, Nine Inch Nails and classic eighties glam rock.

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Do you sing in the shower? If yes, what are your favourite songs to sing?
Heck, yeah! I often belt out tunes of Lana Del Rey, and my haunting rendition of Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love” is probably the reason my neighbour is moving out this December.

Who is your favourite local artist?
I don’t own any of their music, but I enjoy hearing Bittereinder on the radio. It’s refreshing. I also loved Die Heuwels Fantasies when they first appeared, but their sound hasn’t really evolved since.

What was the best performance that you saw live?
Definitely Foo Fighters in Cape Town last year. Three hours of absolute fun and great music!

What was the first CD or cassette that you bought?
I was 10 or 11 and Backstreet Boys’ “Millennium” gave me LIFE.

What artist’s music makes you want to pull your hair out? Why?
I had to google this, but “Tuesday” by Drake and ILoveMakonnen is definitely a contender. How out of tune must the latter be if even autotune can’t help? Also, any Afrikaans pop star with a doef-doef backtrack.

What’s on my playlist

Thanks for sharing your music picks Nadia, it was fun listening to your selection.

Photo credit: Mark Oosthuizen.

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