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Hi there. I’m just a guy with a love for music. My name is Ovidiu, I live in Romania and I’m 22 years old as I write this. Tangled Up in Music is the place where I share my music-related opinions – thus, you’ll find album reviews, song reviews, top 10s and other type of articles in this vein. I don’t claim to any type of objectiveness, but I do place importance on honesty: everything I write is born out of a desire to express myself and my love/disappointment in the artists I invest time listening to. I never write anything because I have to, I write because I want to and I will try to never change that. I don’t set myself deadlines, but I do try to keep a one post/week rhythm.

What kind of music can you expect to read about? Anything from the mid-1950s rock ‘n’ roll era to present day, really. Rock, soul, punk, hip-hop, pop, folk, metal, R&B. If you notice a certain gravitation towards the 60s and the 70s it’s only because that’s the music I grew up with and am most familiar with. But if an artist makes an impression on me I will no doubt write about him, regardless of the genre and decade. I’m in a continuous search for new sounds and my music collection expands accordingly.

That’s about it I think. If you like what I’m doing, share forward to spread the word. Or comment to tell me why you think I’m wrong. You know the drill. You can login simply with your Facebook/Twitter account in the comments section and I’ve also left links with both the blog’s Facebook page and my personal profile. Cheers.

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  1. Ovi, I’m impressed with your choice of words knowing you were born and raised Romanian. Way to go! Despite of the fact that I’ve have never met you yet, the blog says a lot about the person you are inside, a very genuine, sincere music lover. I wish you the best in your future endeavors and look forward to your posts.
    S-auzim de bine,
    Cuchi

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  2. I think analyzing music–really trying to get to the bottom of why you like a song or album–is a truly worthwhile exercise. It’s tripled my enjoyment of music.

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  3. Great that a young man of your age is so passionate about music. I’m 45, and have been a fanatic since I was 13, but I didn’t become open minded about other genres and decades until I was in my late 20’s, really. By the way, there’s nothing wrong with being obsessed. Let your freak flag fly, brother!

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  4. No, actually it was the 1980’s, the decade I was in high school. Those great old punk and new wave bands, actually, started me on my obsession. I always had a great affection for the ’60s, but didn’t discover bands like the VU , Stooges. Love, etc till much later.

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  5. Cool blog man! Keep up the good work. And your English is better than mine, and I’m English!!

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  6. Love the Bob Dylan reference!

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  7. I love this blog already ❤ I look forward to reading through it 🙂

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  8. When I read the review of Buddy Holly’s music I thought I was reading the thoughts of someone much older. You’re knowledge of his music and your writing are impressive. You have a new follower.

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  9. Hi Ovidiu,
    I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award! You can pick it up here: https://danicapiche.wordpress.com/2015/11/07/liebster-award-thank-you/
    I hope that you’ll enjoy the award although there is no pressure to participate. 🙂

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  10. Hi Ovi- Thank you for following my photography blog, Jane’s Lens. I hope you enjoy my work. I look forward to reading your posts and thoughts on music. Terrific blog!

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  11. Thanks for the follow Ovidiu. Your English on this blog is excellent, and presumably not supplied by Google Translate too! Good luck with your writing, and keep enjoying the music!
    Best wishes from England. Pete.

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  12. Hello. Thank you for stopping by my place. I’ll look around your place, too. I see music means a lot to you. It is great stuff for our souls.

    About 10 yrs ago, I borrowed an electric guitar and amp from a friend. I wanted to be able to play me some blues. Now I can turn on some songs and play along. I’m not good. But, it is very satisfying.

    Peace…Jim

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  13. Hi Ovidiu. Thanks for following TOWARDS A GREATER CANON. I had a quick look in your blog and I like it a lot. I’m coming back for more and will leave a proper comment when I have more time. Cheers. Ricardo.

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  14. Your last lines, “Reading other opinions on the subjects I invest so much into is one of the best things about the Internet, a thing rarely possible in real life.” are so true. While the incredible communication world-wide increases, personal interaction decreases. So here’s my contribution to interaction on this level.
    Thanks for being one of 00individual’s Top Rockers,
    Dig your style.

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  15. Pleased to meet you. Looks like you’re off to a terrific start!

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  16. Hi there! I just wanted to say thank you for the “follow.”
    Andrew @ Bookheathen

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  17. Thanks for following my blog. Hope you enjoy reading it 😀

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  18. Hi Ovidiu! I’ve nominated you for The Blogger Recognition Award — The Music Edition.
    You can pick it up here: https://danicapiche.wordpress.com/2016/01/29/blogger-recognition-award-thank-you-the-music-edition/

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  19. Hi Ovidiu, thank-you so much for visiting my blog and for the follow. I have enjoyed reading some of your posts this evening and will be following you.

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  20. Thank you for following my blog! My daughter would love your blog, she’s all about music.

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  21. Hi Ovidiu! I just want to say that I think it’s great that you not only created this blog, but that you find comments and likes more important than followers. While I appreciate followers, comments can go a long way and I know they mean a lot to me as well as others. It seems like you care more about sincerity and kindness than numbers and I think that’s great!

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  22. I like to think you are following my blog susansflowers, because you actually like flowers (or my writing?!).
    I found your site to be amazingly spot on, and was very surprised because you are so young! I grew up listening to music of the 60’s and 70’s and am always heartened to see a younger person who loves those sounds, too. Listening to record albums is having a resurgence here in the US. I heard that some new releases will be on record albums, besides the current formats. I still love my record player! Keep up the good work!

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  23. Thanks for following Stoney Fish Tales, Ovidiu. You seem to be a young man of great intelligence, maturity and taste.

    Have you seen my Crotchety Man music blog (https://crotchetyman.wordpress.com)? There’s a lot more going on over there than there is on Stoney Fish Tales these days and it takes much the same approach as you are doing here. Never mind the genre, just listen to that lovely music!

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  24. Thanks for visiting. I agree, blogging is certainly good for one’s writing. Although I have a fondness for some 50/60s music, I am not in a position to comment on reviews the music you enjoy most as my listening is almost all classical and opera. Lindy Hop swing music is good fun too if you like the dancing.

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  25. You have a great blog here. I’ll be doing a bit of wandering around your posts for sure. Thank you for visiting Runaway American Dream.

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  26. Thanks for following my blog. I don’t post much but I really appreciate your interest. I read your “About” and discovered that we share a love of ancient rock and roll. I can use the word ancient because I too am ancient. I was around as that genre began it’s rise as the background music of that era in American history. I remember the faces and things that connect in my mind for each drum beat and guitar chop. Loved it then and love it now. I’m following your writings now also and look forward to reading your posts.

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  27. Hi Ovidiu. Thanks for following my blog and introducing me to yours. I too am obsessed with music, and will enjoy reading your blog. I’m rather impressed by what I’ve read so far. You write very well!

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  28. Thank you for choosing to follow my humble blog! I will enjoy exploring yours.

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  29. Hello friend
    Great post and knowing about you tells me we’re are obsessive.
    🙂
    M

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  30. Thanks for following my blog, and apologies for not responding sooner. 🙂 I’ve just started exploring your blog, and have to say I’m blown away by your “passion” for music.I leave you with this as I go back to looking at your blog –
    https://notestoponder.wordpress.com/2015/08/21/carpet-crawlers/
    https://notestoponder.wordpress.com/2015/03/07/john-cale-mercenaries/
    https://notestoponder.wordpress.com/2012/09/09/the-leningrad-symphony/

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  31. Keep up the good work young man! Thanks too, for following OMBH… I hope you come away with a smile when you visit! 😉

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  32. It’s interesting that you know the 1960s and 1970s music the most. I was born in 1960, so that is the music that was in the air when I was growing up.

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  33. Your blog looks great Ovidiu! Thank you. I will be reading…and commenting no doubt!

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  34. How great to see another blog devoted to music 🙂 Thank you for following me and I’m looking forward to reading your (future) blog posts!

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  35. Great blog! Thank you for the follow ☺

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  36. Just dropping by to say thank you for the follow at my place. I see you love all types of music. I like listening to all kinds, too. I will enjoy reading your thoughts here! 🙂

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  37. Thank you so much for the follow. I’m enjoying my visit to your blog. God bless!

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  38. Morning Ovidiu! Really impressed about your being so mature and incisive! It seems you have much more than a certain melodic sensitivity – my most sincere compliments.
    Wish you a great day ahead.
    Luana / Rome

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  39. Thank you for following Storyteller. — Ray

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  40. I was a teenager in the 60’s and love the music. My brain is like a sticky bun and the lyrics of that era are the gooey sugar frosting. Yum!

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  41. I have to say thank you for the visit (again) but most of all THANK YOU FOR THIS BLOG!!!!!!..
    I am so happy that you stopped off at my place and I found your amazing blog… I am really enjoying it so please keep musik alive!!!..
    Suzette

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  42. I agree with you; music is my savior. All my life music has been there for the good and bad times. Music is part of my everyday life. I couldn’t live without music. You are a good writer!

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  43. Whats up bud? Thanks for following me back. For music is the light to my feet and a food to my soul. Cheers!

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  44. Hi Ovidiu, Thank you for following my blog. You blog sounds exciting and I can’t wait to learn more about the music of your choice or even those you’re not too crazy about. Have a good one!

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  45. You have a wonderful topic for blog. Thank you so much for the follow. 😀
    cate b

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  46. Your blog is so fun and informative. Thanks!

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  47. Dear Ovidiu. First, how did you learn so much about the music I (born in the 50s) grew up with, considering you’re only 21? Second, how did you learn to write English so incredibly well? Third, thank you for putting me on your list of blogs you follow. Fourth, great name for a blog dedicated to rock! Fifth, I look forward to walking down memory lane through music to my youth with you. All the best.

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    • Hi. When I was 13 me and my parents moved outside the city I was attending school in, so just getting home from school took me over an hour daily. I didn’t know anybody who lived there, so walking home all by myself I started to listen to more and more music as something to save me from the boredom. At home, we had limited Internet access, so again, I would just turn to music. My parents hoped that having so much free time from all the distractions would make me turn my attention to studying, but instead I developed a serious music addiction, haha. By high school, we’d moved back to the city so I spent most of those 4 years listening to music and reading music-related stuff from any source I could think of, books, forums, articles and so on. I learned English and how to write by just reading a lot.

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  48. 60’s and 70’s rock (psych, pop, prog etc.)!! I love them as well. Especially The Beatles (more specifically John Lennon). Pre-50’s music. I highly recommend old jazz songs, from the roaring 20’s, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, et al!! Also French singer Édith Piaf is one of my favourites.
    I have a feeling I have been to your Blog before, if so, am glad to be re-acquainted with it!! 🙂

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  49. I love this! Very cool focus for your blog. And I particularly love your emphasis on comments & your opinions to hearing our points of view. 🙂 Thank you for following my blog, also. Really nice to have your presence. Blessings.

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  50. Ovidiu, a wonderful blog you have here – I love my 70’s music! Thank you for following my blog, I will certainly take time to visit yours as well. I hope your day is a happy one! 🙂

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  51. Just going through your takes now. Intense work. Good stuff. CB

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  52. Thank you for visiting and following my blog. Best wishes to you.

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  53. Think I’m all caught up on your takes. Lots of good choices and lots of good thought. Keep it up. Will pop in from time to time to see what’s new. Lots of music out there to keep you busy. Take care. CB

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  54. Thanks for the follow, Ovidiu. I could learn a lot from your blog…

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  55. Thanks for following and liking a post on The Expositrix! Your blog’s reminding me I need to get back into my own immersion in music…

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  56. Thanks for checking out my blog and following. I look forward to reading your work, it covers the music I grew up with. Thanks!

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  57. First and foremost I want to Thank you for the follow 🙂 Because each and every brand new follower means the world to me like people making comments means to you here. I believe everyone of my followers share similar interest, or they enjoy my ramblings just a little bit. I found it delightful that you as a young man followed my blog, and mentioned in your post about wanting to experience California. When I noticed this and you followed my blog I just had to smile as I was born in Los Angeles, California ~The city of angels~ many moons ago… Your About page is a delight to read and I’m happy to follow you back to read what you have to say, and you can always be certain I’ll be commenting regularly as I too appreciate when other bloggers take the time to comment on my post. It’s how on this big old planet a small way of connecting with each other and a joy in getting to know the writer of each blog.. Take care, from Laura living in Northern Ontario, Canada (Yes, I’ve moved from my birthplace more than once…)

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  58. Hi Ovi, thanks for dropping by. Great blog, I’m looking forward to browsing

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  59. Hi Ovi, thank you for the follow. I admire your passion which is clear to see and wish I could have but a sprinkle of it. Follow it – you’re on the right path. 🙂

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  60. Great About page! You definitely need to get to know Opher Goodwin over at Opher’s World. Check out this link! https://opherworld.wordpress.com/rock-music/ Oh! And thanks for the follow, btw. Look forward to seeing you around the blogs! 🙂

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  61. You went and done it. You went and followed Uncle Bardie’s Stories & Such. You are now one of Uncle Bardie’s Band of Merry Followers. Just so you know, Uncle Bardie’s a hoot, and he’s got quite a few whoppers in his bag of stories. Some funny, some not so funny. But all told for your entertainment. Thank you for following his blog.

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  62. Aloha Ovidiu, Thank you for visiting me and the follow and leading me to your interesting blog. I do read the blogs I follow but alas..comment little: so many interests, so little time ;o) Cheers form Ohio, Johanna

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  63. Cheers on a great looking and informative site! Always love reading other people’s perspective on music from around the world! May I invite you to my other blog about the music I do which will definitely expand your listening spectrum a lot!
    https://experienceoddsfiche.wordpress.com/
    as well as….
    https://oddsfiche.bandcamp.com/

    Enjoy and keep writing!

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  64. Thanks for the follow, I’ll jump on your Band Wagon at this time. iHeart Radio having a bit of a promo that may interest you. Frrom their email:

    Relive the biggest weekend in music on Thursday, October 6th and Friday October 7th beginning at 8PM for a special television broadcast of our 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival on The CW Network, or next day on The CW app.

    U2, Britney Spears, Sam Hunt, twenty one pilots, Billy Idol, Florida Georgia Line, OneRepublic, Sia, Cage the Elephant, Zedd, Tears for Fears, Ariana Grande, Pitbull, Usher, Sting, and many more shared one stage for an unforgetable night of performances and once in a lifetime collaborations.

    Stay connected with #iHeartOnCW all night for exclusive backstage photos, videos, interviews and more.

    Stay Tuned, listen, learn and smile, theRooster

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  65. Thanks for following ZimmerBitch and introducing me to your blog 🙂

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  66. Hello Ovi, You found the blog where I write about Photography. If you take the time to browse beyond my latest post you’ll know that Photography is the only topic I discuss. I hope that is ok with you.
    Now that I know about you and your blog, I look forward to spending time reading your thoughts and perspective on music.
    It is nice to be in contact.

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  67. Hi! I would like to reblog some of your posts on my blog. It’s a french blog so I’ll have to translate them but I’ll include references and link to your blog in every post coming from your blog. So tell me if its ok with you? Thanks and great job.

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  68. I’m nominating you for the Liebster Award. Keep up the good work.
    https://tomsin83.wordpress.com/2016/11/20/liebster-award/

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  69. Hey Ovidiu!

    My name is Lou Moss – I’m a fan of your blog, and I was wondering if you could leave a review about my debut single? It’s on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, XBOX music, Shazam, etc. and I’m having trouble gaining an audience. I would really appreciate it if you could give me a shoutout!

    It’s called Needle’s Eye and my name is Lou Moss.

    Thanks again in advance!

    – Lou

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