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Surely you all know this situation. You hear a song or some tunes and within moments your mood just changes from whatever to what the song is about. For me this does not happen very often, maybe just a handfull of times a year or so. And most of the time it's not even a new song but one which you already heard in the past and which you are somehow mentally connected to. Maybe it not only reliably triggers a certain mood but also some memories, good or bad ones.

My personal repertoire of such "mood music" is not that big but maybe the connected emotions, moods and memories are more intense because of that. And I think it's perfectly ok that way.

For example one of those songs is High from the Lighthouse Family which instantly brings up memories of the first girl I've fallen in love quite seriously. Well, as many teenage affections this one was not returned and faded over time. But still, it was the first one. I don't know exactly why it's that song but I think I can remember it being played in the background when I had a close moment with that girl. Or another unrelated example, Das Boot from U96, the one song/melody which got me into listening to 90s-Techno and other electronic music.

I think the last week has proven that I probably can add another song to my pack. It's Madcon's interpretation of their own song Glow for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010. Altough I missed most of the show, I accidentially tuned in for this break-filler. And boy, I didn't regret. It took me totally unprepared and after the almost eight minutes of happiness overdose my not-so-great mood from the last few weeks has vanished and I've too been infected with an almost euphoric and happy state of mind. And it's still that way today, even although I've listened to this song now a hundred times and I guess it will keep that way for some time.

What's strange though is that the full effect only hits if watching the video, especially in HD. Maybe it's because it's cutting and choreography is done so that you really see only happy and excited faces for eight minutes and there are so much details in the pictures that you can watch it often and still discover something new and funny. Perhaps its long enough and re-watchable enough so that the presented positive mood just seeps deep enough into your subconsciousness.

But in the end it's completely irrelevant how it works, just that it does! What about you, do you have any similar songs on your mind which are able to turn you completely around?

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German: Da ich schon �fter nach Urls gesucht habe, �ber die man die �ffentlich-rechtlichen Radioprogramme �sterreichs per Stream empfangen kann und nun endlich die Liste entdeckt habe (ua. hier), m�chte ich euch diese nat�rlich nicht vorenthalten. Nachfolgend findet ihr alle (momentan) aktiven Shoutcast-Urls der Sender, sowie die direkten Stream-Urls, die zum Empfang n�tig sind.

English: Because I've already been searching several times for the urls of the austrian publicly funded radio stations where you can receive the programs via streaming and I've finally found them now (among others here), I'd like to share them with you. Below you find the list of all (currently) active Shoutcast-urls of the radios as well as the direct stream-links which are required for receiving the streams.

StationShoutcastMP3WMA
Complete ORF webradio list--
Ö1 Liveradiohttp://mp3stream3.apasf.apa.at:8000VBR64kbps
Ö1 Campus / Radio 1476http://mp3stream4.apasf.apa.at:8000VBR64kbps
Ö1 Inforadiohttp://mp3stream6.apasf.apa.at:8000VBR48kbps
Hitradio Ö3http://mp3stream7.apasf.apa.at:8000VBR64kbps
FM4http://mp3stream1.apasf.apa.at:8000VBR64kbps
Radio Wienhttp://mp3stream2.apasf.apa.at:8000VBR48kbps
Radio NÖhttp://mp3stream8.apasf.apa.at:8000VBR64kbps
Radio OÖhttp://194.232.200.148:8000VBR-
Radio Salzburghttp://194.232.200.147:8000VBR-
Radio Burgenlandhttp://194.232.200.146:8000VBR48kbps
Radio Steiermarkhttp://mp3stream9.apasf.apa.at:8000-16kbps
Radio Kärntenhttp://194.232.200.145:8000VBR64kbps
Slovenski spored--64kbps
Radio Vorarlberghttp://194.232.200.149:8000VBR32kbps
Radio Tirolhttp://mp3stream10.apasf.apa.at:8000VBR20kbps
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Recently there are many shows on TV with charts of the best lovesongs, the best discosongs, the best countrysongs, the best cabrio-hits and every other possible grouping. You surely know what I'm talking about.

Well, while being busy with avoiding those shows I couldn't resist on remembering which music titles had a bit of impact on my personal life. Which I remember, which I associate with something...

  • U96 - Das Boot, this is the song which brought me into electronic music at the beginning of the 90s. I liked it that time and I still like it. Sadly this style of music has become old. I'd still like more of that.
  • Loona - Bailando, was a summer-hit when when my best friend got his first girlfriend and I was very often hanging around with them and "making party". These were the best summer nights of my life so far... The summers of late 90s.
  • Lighthouse Family - High, was playing when for the first time I had the feeling that a girl was replying my emotions. Well, she didn't, it was only me fooling myself into that. Teenager-stuff...
  • Eminem - Without me, and
  • Outkast - Hey ya!

The latter two don't remind me of a special moment or event but rather such a feel-good-emotion which I rarely get otherwise. There are only few other moments or things in my life which can bring this special emotion up from inside me. Such things are the songs from Lord of the Dance and Feet of Flames, irish stepdance or when I came together with my girlfriend.

Nevertheless, music can cause emotions and feelings quite often inside me. But rarely in the intensity of the examples above...

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